What is a recognized environmental condition (REC)?

An REC is defined by the ASTM E1527-13 Standard as “…the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances or petroleum products on a property under conditions that indicate an existing release, past release, or a material threat of a release of any hazardous substances or petroleum products in, on, or at a property: (10) due to the release to the environment; (2) under a condition indicative of a release to the environment; or (3) under conditions that pose a material threat of a future release to the environment.”

 

Phase I environmental site assessments are conducted for real estate transactions such as land purchases, building purchases, leases, business purchases, new residential/commercial developments and real estate financing. A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is the gold standard for evaluating environmental liabilities associated with real estate assets. Whether the property is industrial, commercial, mixed-use, multifamily, VJ Engineering has the capabilities to fully assess recognized environmental conditions (RECs) they may present environmental liabilities. VJ Engineering’s staff are experts at the implementation of the ASTM E1527-13 Phase I Standard. Our assessments are done by Environmental Professionals who meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s All Appropriate Inquiry standards. Don’t get stuck with a lemon! Always have an environmental professional complete a PIESA when purchasing real estate assets.

 

Knutson Building in Cedar Rapids

KNUTSON BUILDING IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Knutson Building Soil and Groundwater Investigation

KNUTSON BUILDING SOIL AND GROUNDWATER INVESTIGATION

Cedar County Cooperative

CEDAR COUNTY COOPERATIVE

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OPTICAL IMAGE PROFILE FOR LNAPL DELINEATION