We have partnered with Amazon.com to open an online store featuring products that are relevant to environmental engineers and others who may be working on Phase I or II Environmental Site Assessments or similar commercial real estate projects. We will be adding new items on a regular basis and are open to feedback. Please let us know what you think and and what kind of products you would like to see. Also, be assured that the checkout and payment will go through Amazon.com so it will be 100% secure.
Here are some examples of products we are offering:
- Environmental Site Assessment Phase I: Fundamentals, Guidelines, Regulations
- Commercial Landowner CERCLA Liability Protection
- ASTM Standards on Environmental Assessments
- ASTM Standards Related to Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
- ASTM Standards on Assessment and Remediation
- A Technical Guide for Performing and Writing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
By Thomas Socha
- Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook, Second Edition
By Martin N. Sara
- Handbook of Environmental Contaminants: A Guide for Site Assessment
By Chris Shineldecker
- Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites (Nato Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- MiniRAE 2000 PID Kit - With Data Logging
From RAE Systems
- CST/Berger 82-10080B 100ft Nylon-Clad Steel Zip-Line, 82-Series Open Reel Tape in FEET/8THS
- Conbar Environmental 1-1/2″ X 3′ Non-Weighted Polyethylene Bailer
From Conbar Environmental Products
- Many more books on All Appropriate Inquiry, ASTM 1527 standards, CERCLA, Recognized Environmental Conditions, Brownfield Sites, Superfund Sites, etc
As you can see, we already have many items that will prove useful to environmental professionals. Please contact us with suggestions!
Whether your business is focused on commercial real estate, Phase I environmental site assessments, environmental remediation, environmental engineering, or other related industries, you should strongly consider joining the Green Business Alliance. The Green Business Alliance helps business leaders improve their environmental stewardship and improve their company’s image and environmental impact. In addition to improving business practices and reducing your negative impact on the environment, you will improve your company’s perception in the eyes of your clients and customers. More information can be found at GreenBusinessAlliance.com. Some reasons for joining the Green Business Alliance:
Continue reading »
We have started a new page that will list definitions of environmental terms. We will keep adding to it regularly so please keep check back. Also, if you have any requests or have some more information you would like included, please contact me.
The ‘Definitions Page’ is linked to from the upper right hand side bar or you can click here to access it.
The definitions page will contain or currently contains definitions related to all appropriate inquiry, astm 1527, brownsfield sites, due diligence, cercla, phase i, phase ii, phase ii, phase one, environmental site assessment, environmental remediation, epa standards, contamination, groundwater, UST, underground storage tanks, vapor, hydrocarbons, superfund, and more.
I have published a new sitemap for our website. This should make it easier to get around and find relevant articles and pages. You can view the sitemap by clicking here or by clicking on the “Phase I ESA Sitemap” link in the right hand sidebar.
Our sitemap will show pages, articles, and news on various items relating to Phase I (one) Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s), Brownsfield Sites, CERCLA Liability, All Appropriate Inquiry, AAI, Due Diligence, Environmental Remediation, DEQ News, EPA News, Commercial Real Estate Risk Assessment, ASTM 1527 Standards, and much more.
Environmental Data Resources (EDR) is a company that provides a multitude of services related to environmental site assessments and research. They provide database searches which identify UST sites, groundwater contamination, contaminated soils, superfund sites brownsfield sites, etc. In fact, almost every Phase I Environmental Site Assessment in the industry is going to have some information that was provided by EDR. They also own the country’s largest collection of Sanborn maps (aka fire insurance maps).
In 2005, the rules for Phase I ESA’s and due diligence changed. ASTM responded by publishing a new set of standards, ASTM-1527. EDR has been instrumental in getting the word out about the new changes. Amazingly though, many companies and environmental technicians or engineers are not fully up to speed on the new changes and are not performing adequate due diligence (all appropriate inquiry). Below is a portion of a report release by EDR:
PROPOSED FEDERAL RULE IS DRIVING CHANGE IN ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE, ACCORDING TO EDR’S 2005 ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY BENCHMARK REPORT
Milford, Conn., February 3, 2005—Purchasers of commercial real estate who seek environmental liability protection under CERCLA will, for the first time, be required to follow federal guidelines for property screening or risk losing liability protection—perhaps as early as year-end 2005. EPA’s impending “All Appropriate Inquires” rule not only specifies how a Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) must be conducted, but who is qualified to conduct one. With implications for every commercial real estate transaction, the proposed AAI rule has environmental professionals who conduct ESAs gearing up for change. According to Environmental Data Resources’ 2005 Environmental Site Assessment Industry Benchmark Report, three out of four environmental consultants predict that the AAI rule will require a greater level of effort compared to current Phase I ESA practices. One in seven consultants, according to the report, falls short of EPA’s definition of “environmental professional.” By shrinking the pool of qualified consultants and adding new research and documentation requirements, the AAI rule, if finalized in its draft form, will drive up prices for Phase I ESAs…
Report Also Reveals:
• One in seven consultants is unqualified to perform site assessments under proposed AAI rule
• Requests for add-on assessment services are on the rise
• Environmental consultants are embracing new technologies to meet growing demands
• SOX casts environmental due diligence in new light, creating opportunity for environmental consultants