$150 Environmental Screens

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What is the process of an Environmental Screen (ES)?

Database Search


We obtain Federal, State, County and Municipal regulated databases within 1/8 mile of your property. We review the records and determine if your property, the neighboring property or a surrounding property is regulated or has a known or suspect release to the environment.

One Page Report


With your environmental screen you will receive a one-page opinion by an Environmental Professional (EP) stating whether any issues identified are a concern to the property. The EP may recommend further investigation. Included is an opportunity to speak with the EP to answer any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Environmental Screens (ES)

An Environmental Screen is a type of environmental due diligence that people purchase when commercial property changes hands. Frequently, Environmental Screens are also known as Environmental Radius Searches, Desktop Risk Assessments, or Desktop Environmental Reviews. The best use for an Environmental Screen is when you need a fast, inexpensive overview of the environmental risks associated with a property.

What's In a Environmental Screen?

An Environmental Screen is a high level review of the Federal, State, County and Municipal databases. It can tell you if there were generators or users of concerning chemicals, spills or underground storage tanks. You'll receive a 1/4 mile radius map and a database that lists all the sites and locations that are a concern inside the radius. They'll be listed in order by distance from your site. There'll be some information regarding the type of environmental impact on the report. There is no detail and sometimes there are more questions than answers. For a few more dollars, a A3 Environmental Consultant will read your report and provide some guidance in the form of an email or phone call.

The Cost:

Desktop Environmental Reviews are very high level, there's not a lot of fine detail. An analogy would be like reading the headlines of a newspaper without reading the article. You can figure out a lot from the headlines, but sometimes the headlines are frightening. A professional needs to read the story at length. To solve this problem we have two price points, $80 for an automated response, and $150 for a scientist-reviewed report. If your environmental screen leaves you with questions, you can upgrade to have a scientist tell you what you need to worry about, if anything.

The Turnaround Times:

Environmental Radius Searches are the fastest turnaround environmental product you can buy. You can typically have an answer in 48 hours if you don't need a scientist's review and three if you do.

The Report:

If you requested your Environmental Screen without review you'll receive the database results, a radius map showing your property and the proximity of any environmental issues that were in the database. For the lowest price-point there is no cover letter explaining any further detail. A buyer of the subject property would need to determine for themselves if any issues raised from the database report were concerning. If you ordered the "with review" option for an additional $40, you'll receive an email with a paragraph from the scientist. It'll speak to any issues raised by the database which might be concerning.

The Limitations:

As with all products, a Desktop Environmental Review has limitations. They are the lowest level of Environmental Due Diligence but also the fastest and least expensive. Environmental Screens don't carry any official weight with the Small Business Administration (SBA) or any bank. They aren't a limitation to environmental liability from any previous owner or use of the property. Environmental Screens are simply a tool to open your eyes to potential risks. Even the scientist's opinion is limited to what the database returns and the data that can be quickly derived. There are no warranties or guarantees. If you need work that is guaranteed in any way, you'll need to choose either a Records Search with Risk Assessment or a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). Both of these options take more time and money but are deeper dives into the data available regarding your site.

Are there other options to a Environmental Screen (ES)?
How are they different?

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2020 Record Search Risk Assessment (RSRA)

Record Search with Risk Assessment

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Record Search w/ Risk Assessment $650

Advantages: Record Search w/ Risk Assessment (RSRA):

  • Less expensive ($650) than a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment.
  • Fast (Guaranteed in 5 Days or Less)
  • Accepted, even encouraged, by the Small Business Administration (SBA)
EDR Reports cover page for high level environmental database information.

Environmental Screen With Interpretation

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Environmental Screen (ES) $150

Advantages of the Environmental Screen (ES):

  • Inexpensive ($150)
  • Fast (Typically Same Day Service)

Disadvantages of Environmental Screen (ES):

  • High level overview of risks and concerns
  • No limitation of liability for environmental risk like the Phase 1 ESA has.
2020 Phase 1 ESA

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

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Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)

Advantages: Phase 1 ESA:

  • Limits environmental liability from previous owner.
  • Most thorough review of environmental risk.
  • Accepted by all banks when borrowing against a property.

Disadvantages: Phase 1 ESA:

  • More expensive than other options.
  • Slower to complete (10 Days)

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