VTX performed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs ) in connection with three (3) commercial buildings that operated as pet care facilities/resorts. These site facilities were located in three different U.S. States. In conducting this assessment, VTX followed the general provisions of the E 1527-13 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) document entitled “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” for commercial real estate, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s All Appropriate Inquires Final Rule of November 1, 2005, as amended December 30, 2013.
VTX also assessed the site for the potential presence of asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and radon. VTX conducted a regulatory review that included a search of state and federal regulatory databases to identify environmental concerns for the site and surrounding properties. Several facilities were identified within the ASTM search distances of the site. Based on distance, apparent gradient relationship, regulatory status, and/or other facility-specific characteristics, no RECs to the three sites were identified with respect to these facilities. These ESAs have revealed no evidence of RECs in connection with each of the three (3) sites; therefore, no additional investigations were recommended.