For the past several years, January has begun a season of Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments for Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) projects throughout the state. IHDA Environmental Site Assessments are not the typical Phase 1; there are several non-scope items that must be addressed. The process is meant to satisfy the needs of both National Environmental Policies Act (NEPA) compliance and CERCLA innocent landowner defense. The IHDA Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment requires much more than just a cursory knowledge of ASTM Standard 1527 and All-Appropriate Inquiry. Therefore, it’s more important than ever that the company performing your IHDA Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment be experienced and approved. Specialized Ecological Services is both. We have been on the list of IHDA Approved Environmental Firms since IHDA has had a list!
If you’re working toward IHDA funding for your project, get us involved early and we can help keep your initial project planning costs low and help make certain that your Environmental Review is everything IHDA is expecting.