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Does Your Environmental Due Diligence Pass the EPA Test?

Sometimes, a Phase I ESA alone just isn't good enough.

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a critical tool to understanding and managing environmental risk associated with a real estate asset. But when do you need more than a Phase I ESA? For buyers who want to qualify for defenses to liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) , the answer is always. In order to qualify for such liability defenses, EPA requires property buyers to go beyond hiring a consultant to complete a Phase I ESA.

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