Commercial Loans

Phase I ASTM Standard and the EPA Final Rule

Phase I ASTM Standard and the EPA Final Rule

On December 15, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) issued the final rule that amended the All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) Rule to reference ASTM E1527-21 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site...

New Changes to the SBA SOP

New Changes to the SBA SOP

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs that will become effective August 1, 2023. The new SOP, referenced as SOP 50 10 7 for Lender and Development Company Loan Programs, will...

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...

SBA SOP Changes – Effective January 1, 2018

SBA SOP Changes – Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the Small Business Administration (SBA) updated the Standard Operating Procedures SOP 50 10 5 (J) for Lender and Development Loan Programs. In addition to changes incorporated in ERI’s Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA) and desktop...

RSRAs and TSAs – The Similarities and Differences

RSRAs and TSAs – The Similarities and Differences

Depending on the potential risk profile of a commercial property, Environmental Risk Managers realize that a Phase I Environmental Assessment (ESA) may not be necessary for all commercial properties targeted for commercial loans.  In these cases, environmental...