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ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (E1527-05) Guidance Checklist

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Project number: 

Type of Project: 

Project Location: 

Date of Phase I ESA: 

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RECOMMENDED TABLE OF CONTENTS AND REPORT FORMAT [ASTM Appendix X4] 

1.0 Summary


2.0 Introduction
2.1 Purpose (ref. 1.1.1; 6.7)
2.2 Detailed Scope of Services (ref. 12.4)
2.3 Significant Assumptions (ref. 7.5.2; 7.5.2.1)
2.4 Limitations and Exceptions (ref. 9.2.4)
2.5 Special Terms and Conditions: Are there any Special Terms and Conditions placed on the Environmental Professional by those requesting their services?
2.6 User Reliance (ref. 7.5.2.1)


3.0 Site Description
3.1 Location and Legal Description of Property (ref. 9.0)
3.2 Site and Vicinity General Characteristics
3.3 Current Use of the Property (ref. 9.4.1.1; 9.4.2.1)
3.4 Description of Structures, Roads, Other Improvements on the Site (including heating/cooling system, sewage disposal, source of potable water)
(ref. 9.4.1.7 - 9.4.1.10; 9.4.3.1; 9.4.4.1; 9.4.4.5 - 9.4.4.7)
3.5 Current Uses of Adjoining Properties (ref. 9.4.1.3)


4.0 User Provided Information
4.1 Title Records (ref. 6.2; 8.3.4.4)
4.2 Environmental Liens or Activity and Use Limitations (ref. 6.2)
4.3 Specialized Knowledge (ref. 6.3)
4.4 Commonly Known or Reasonably Ascertainable Information (ref. 6.6)
4.5 Valuation Reduction for Environmental Issues (ref. 6.5)
4.6 Owner, Property Manager, and Occupant Information (ref. 10.0)
4.7 Reason for Performing Phase I (ref. 6.7; 7.3.2)
4.8 Other (ref. 6.7)

5.0 Records Review
5.1 Standard Environmental Record Sources (ref. 8.0)
5.2 Additional Environmental Record Sources (ref 8.2.2)
5.3 Physical Setting Source(s) (ref. 8.2.3)
5.4 Historical Use Information on the Property (ref. 8.3 – 8.4)
5.5 Historical Use Information on Adjoining Properties (ref. 8.3.3)
6.0 Site Reconnaissance
6.1 Methodology and Limiting Conditions (ref. 9.2.3, 9.2.4)
6.2 General Site Setting (ref. 9.4.1.1 – 9.4.1.10)
6.3 Exterior Observations (ref. 9.4.2 – 9.4.4.7)
6.4 Interior Observations (ref. 9.4.2 – 9.4.4.7)


7.0 Interviews
7.1 Interview with Owner (ref. 10.0 – 10.9)
7.2 Interview with Site Manager (ref. 10.5.1)
7.3 Interviews with Occupants (ref. 10.5.2.1 – 10.5.2.4)
Multi-family residential properties, residential occupants do not need to be interviewed (ref. 10.5.2.1)
If the property has non-residential uses, interviews should be held with non- residential occupants based on criteria at 10.5.2.2. (ref. 10.5.2.1)
7.4 Interviews with Local Government Officials (ref. 11.1 – 11.8)
7.5 Interviews with Others


8.0 Findings (ref. 12.5) Findings are any item(s) identified as a recognized environmental concern.


9.0 Opinion (ref. 12.6) The opinion shall specifically include the environmental professional’s rationale for concluding that a condition identified in the Findings section is or is not currently a recognized environmental condition.


10.0 Conclusions (ref. 12.8 – 12.8.2) The Phase I must include one of the statements located at 12.8.1 or 12.8.2.


11.0 Deviations (ref. 12.10)


12.0 Additional Services (ref. 12.9)


13.0 References (ref. 12.11)

14.0 Signature(s) of Environmental Professional(s) (ref. 12.12)

15.0 Qualification(s) of Environmental Professional(s) (ref. 4.3, 12.13 – 12.13.2, X2.1)

The Phase I must include both of the phrases found at sections 12.13.1 and 12.13.2


16.0 Appendices (ref. 12.14, X4.16 – X4.16.8)
16.1 Site (Vicinity) Map
16.2 Site Plan
16.3 Site Photographs
16.4 Historical Research Documentation (aerial photographs, fire insurance maps, historical topographical maps, etc.) (ref. 8.3.4 – 8.3.4.9)
16.5 Regulatory Records Documentation (ref. 8.2.1 – 8.2.2)
16.6 Interview Documentation
16.7 Special Contractual Conditions between User & Environmental Professional
16.8 Qualification(s) of the Environmental Professional(s)