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Disseminating bad news can be easy for large production shops, but for the comes-highly-recommended
consultant hand-chosen to work on a challenging site, the roll out must be carefully orchestrated.
What needs to be tucked far back in […]

02/21/17 Update

We’re amazed at how rapidly Phase I environmental site assessments are produced these days. The environmental data acquired is almost a Phase I ESA in and of itself. With everything transportable into a template, all […]

01/07/17 Update

Phase I environmental site assessments are not normally the focus of environmental consulting firms. Because of market forces, there is always a ceiling to what the consulting firm can charge for a Phase I ESA, […]

10/30/16 Update

If you perform enough Phase I environmental site assessments, you will build a dossier of case studies, and time and chance may allow you to see how applicable your conclusions were. A scary proposition I […]

4/17/15 Update

Everyone’s risk posture is different. Our Phase I environmental site assessments (ESA) need to accommodate for the degrees of difference, and make it possible for the risk adverse to decide to be cautious based on […]

6/10/14 Update

LAS has settled in with the new ASTM standard (ASTM E 1527-13), having retooled its Phase I ESA reports. We are not really doing anything different from our previous comprehensive site assessment approach, but vapor […]

1/1/14 Update

LAS will begin to perform its Phase I environmental site assessments (ESA) according to the new ASTM standard (ASTM E 1527-13) beginning January 1, 2014.

The current uncertainty involves the fate of the previous standard ASTM […]

10/30/13 Update

Land Assessment Services is ready to implement ASTM E 1527-13, as November 2nd marks its release date, we are told. This new version updates ASTM E 1527-05 and changes some key definitions, adds an emphasis […]