Tag: Environmental Site Assessment
What Happens if My Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Report is Older than 18 Months?
ESAs are a snapshot of the environmental conditions at a property at a moment in time. However, properties are dynamic and change over time. Consider over a few years an area can go from a farmer’s field to a residential development with businesses and infrastructure to support it. A property may have new tenants, or...
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Key Steps in an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) are a prescriptive (O. Reg. 153/04) process used to understand the environmental condition of a property. An ESA can be used to make informed decisions about property transactions, identify certain baseline environmental features, meet regulatory requirements, and identify areas on a site requiring remediation. Generally, ESAs follow a phased approach. Phase...
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What is Required in Each Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Phase?
Let’s explore what is required in each phase of an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Activities Requires a non-intrusive historical review of the property, and surrounding properties. This includes documentation from government sources, records, aerial photos, interviews in which the owner must disclose all information about the site, and a...
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Environmental Site Assessment Basic Evaluation Checklist
If you have an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and would like to determine if it will meet your needs, ask yourself these questions as a starting point for evaluating. If you answer, “yes” to these questions, you may need to get a new or updated ESA. Record of Site Condition Am I changing property use...
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