Assessments

Rapid, Affordable … Environmental Screen

Rapid, Affordable … Environmental Screen

In 2017, to meet the needs of ERI’s clients for a rapid, cost-effective environmental review for smaller commercial loans, ERI developed the Environmental Screen.  Six years later, due to demand by several clients for an enhanced version of our original...

COVID-19 and Phase I Limitations

COVID-19 and Phase I Limitations

COVID-19 has affected our world in so many ways, including how environmental assessments are completed. The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) process, as described in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E 1527 Standard Practice for Phase I...

Considering Lending on a Dry Cleaner?

Considering Lending on a Dry Cleaner?

Perchloroethylene (PCE), a chlorinated solvent, has been used in the dry-cleaning industry since the 1930s. A small amount of this “likely human carcinogen” released to the subsurface can impact soil and groundwater, and migration of vapors associated with a release...