SCS announces that Rachel McShane, a licensed environmental professional, is now working on the firm’s St Louis due diligence team. She is supporting the growing demand for SCS’s due diligence and brownfields redevelopment and remediation services in the region. McShane comes to SCS with nearly 20 years of experience, with particular expertise in Phase I and II environmental site assessments for both public and private sector markets, as well as client and personnel management.
McShane is a welcome addition to SCS’s clients who require due diligence services. “Lenders and developers need to understand what kinds of liability they may have if they’re lending on or buying a piece of commercial real estate. As CERCLA and state laws dictate, they may be responsible for some or all costs associated with cleaning up or mitigating property contamination. A solid, ASTM-compliant Phase I will give them a thorough background on the regulatory and development history of a given site and surrounding area,” states McShane.
Commercial developers and lenders depend on environmental professionals to use U.S. EPA rules and state regulations that prove they have conducted all appropriate inquiries regarding the property at the time of acquisition.
McShane explains: “An AAI-compliant Phase I ESA confers CERCLA liability protection and helps assure you know what you’re getting into when taking on a new loan or buying a new property. Even if a client is not particularly concerned about a given site being potentially eligible for entry into the Superfund program, it still behooves them to know what other contaminants could be present, as even minor releases can sometimes cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more to address.”
Welcome to SCS Engineers, Rachel!
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