What Is the Cost of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment in Wisconsin?
The cost of a Phase 1 ESA varies significantly with each assessment and ultimately depends on the amount of time your ESA team spends assessing the property. The amount of time it takes to conduct a Phase 1 ESA is reliant upon several factors, including:
- Location of Property and Records: The accessibility of your property and its historical records will impact the amount of time it takes your team to travel to them. If the property is located in a remote area or if property records are difficult to track down, it will take your team longer to complete this step.
- Property Development: The more developed the property and location, the more time it will take your team to review historical documents. Urban areas where buildings and properties have undergone multiple transformations tend to have a higher volume of records. Your team will need to sift through all records to see if previous environmental claims have been made concerning the property or if the property ever housed environmentally sensitive activities.
- Property Size and Function: If the property is large or has multiple buildings, it will be more time consuming to assess. Similarly, if the current or previous function of the property includes environmentally-impacting activities, your team will likely spend more time checking for signs of environmental damage.
- Size and Function of Surrounding Properties: While the property may not be the cause of potential damage, your Phase 1 ESA team must also assess bordering properties. If neighboring properties are large or conduct activities that could negatively impact the environment, this process could become more time-consuming.
Bear in mind that a Phase 1 ESA conducted too quickly is likely to be incomplete, which could lead to pricey consequences in the future. Ensure your environmental site assessment is thorough by placing the assessment in the experienced hands of Hyde Environmental. Contact us for a free quote!