Solid Ground Environmental – Illinois
When you are financing a loan, developing a property, or constructing a building time is money and every day counts! Solid Ground Environmental provides our clients with high quality and timely Illinois environmental consulting services such as: Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Wetland Delineations, Asbestos Inspections, Mold Investigation, and Environmental Permits. We dig around in the dirt so you can focus on growing your business.
Lean On Us For Phase 1 & Phase 2 ESAs in Illinois, As Well As Environmental Consulting
Local, state, or federal environmental laws can be confusing and hard to find. Solid Ground Environmental will help you weave your way through the important rules, regulations, and acts applicable to your project. We proudly offer environmental site assessments and environmental consulting in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, Champaign, Naperville, Joliet, Schaumburg, Elgin, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Belleville, Carbondale, IL, and the entire state of Illinois.
Record Search & Risk Assessment
The Record Search Risk and Assessment is an environmental due diligence option for low-risk properties described by the United States Environmental Protection Agency Standard Operating Procedures. The RSRA includes an environmental database and a historical review of the property. A letter report is prepared to summarize the findings and makes a determination whether the property is ‘high risk’ or ‘low risk’. If the property is deemed high risk, typically a Phase I ESA is recommended in Illinois.
What Is An Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)?
In the United States, an environmental site assessment is a professional report prepared for a property or real estate holding that identifies potential and existing environmental contamination liabilities. The environmental site analysis, often abbreviated as an ESA, typically addresses both the underlying land as well as physical improvements to the property. This is widely used throughout Chicago, Peoria, and the state of Illinois.
The main purpose of a Phase 1 ESA (environmental site assessment) report is to assess if current or historical property uses have impacted the soil or groundwater beneath the property and could pose a threat to the environment and/or human health. If these environmental issues and threats are found, it presents a potential liability for the lender and/or owner of the property, as well as affecting the value of the land.
A Phase 1 ESA completed prior to the closure of a real estate transaction can be used to meet the requirements of CERCLA’s (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act) innocent landowner defense under All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI). Our local team of environmental consultants is professionally trained & experienced in performing detailed ESAs (Environmental Site Assessments) in Illinois.