Tampa Environmental Site assessment

What’s Included in An ESA Report?

After we conduct your Tampa environmental site assessment, we’ll give you a report. We want it to be easy for you to understand, so here’s a summary of what’s in your SAR.

The site assessment report (SAR) is how we deliver our findings after your environmental site assessment. It’s the first step in discovering whether or not your property could be contaminated. 

The Creative Environmental Solutions (CES) team has been performing site assessments for decades, and we love talking shop. We realize, however, that our clients don’t necessarily know all the terminology we use daily. We also know that it’s vital that you understand your SAR and know what your next steps are if anything is found. 

In general, your SAR will include the following sections:

  • Executive Summary
  • Scope of Project
  • Site Data
  • Interviews
  • Site History
  • Physical Attributes
  • On-Site Assessment
  • Findings and Recommendations

Executive Summary

The executive summary gives an overview of the environmental site assessment (ESA), including details about the performing firm, client, and ESA location and a brief property description. It outlines the phase of ESA conducted (Phase I or Phase II ESA), the standards followed, and presents the firm’s findings.

Refer to the executive summary for a quick overview of the site assessment report. Further sections delve into every aspect of the ESA process in greater detail.

Scope of Project

The following section details the project’s scope, including information about the purpose, special terms, limitations, exceptions, assumptions, and any additional services provided within the environmental site assessment report. It also outlines the methodology used in conducting the assessment.

Site Data

Under the site data subheading, you’ll find essential details about the property, including information about roads and other improvements on the land. It also lists adjoining properties and describes the current use of the site. This section is typically concise and straightforward.


Your Tampa environmental site assessment report will include comprehensive research conducted by contacting current property owners and, when feasible, engaging with previous owners or lessees. We gather details such as unmistakable signs of contamination, liens, activities performed on the property, and general occupant and owner information. 

This information proves valuable during the Phase I ESA process, allowing us to focus our analysis on areas of the property where possible signs of contamination have been identified.

Site History

The site history section constitutes one of the most extensive parts of the ESA report, incorporating general information obtained from property records and historical data from previous ESAs. Additionally, data provided by current land users are listed within this section. 

Several maps accompany each site history section, including city directories, topographic maps, Sanborn maps, and aerial photographs. These files reveal the evolution of the land over time and may indicate if structures were previously present on the property but have since been removed. Tampa Environmental Site assessment

Physical Attributes

Your SAR contains comprehensive data concerning a site’s attributes, including hydrogeology, geology, topography, and flood zone details. Utilizing this information allows for assessing whether the site is at high risk of contamination, which could originate from neighboring properties. Additionally, it can inform future remediation efforts and guide other related initiatives.

On-Site Assessment

The on-site assessment includes our findings during the inspection of the premises. We document various observations, including:

  • General site conditions
  • Storage tanks
  • Pools of liquid
  • Steel drums
  • Ponds or pits
  • Stained soil
  • Wells
  • Septic systems
  • Solid waste
  • Heating and cooling equipment
  • Corrosion
  • Erosion
  • And more

This section provides detailed information about the findings and their specific locations on the property. Additionally, we may supplement our reports with photographs to enhance clarity and documentation.

Findings and Recommendations

In the final section of our Tampa environmental site assessment report, we summarize all recognized environmental conditions (RECs) or other concerns identified during the assessment. We also provide recommendations in this section.

If we do not identify any RECs, we will not likely recommend a Phase II ESA. However, if we find any RECs, a Phase II ESA becomes necessary to assess the extent of contamination on the site.

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Our turnkey services take you through every step of the process, from the initial site assessment to the performance of remediation services. We’ll be with you throughout the journey to site closure and get you on your way to a smooth sale or code-compliant construction. Let us put our expertise to work for you. Contact us today for more information.