Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Fort Worth

With the opening of our new office, Whitehead Environmental Services is now offering Phase I ESAs in Fort Worth, Texas. An ESA, or environmental site assessment, is a tool that helps you evaluate the environmental condition of a property usually before a transaction of that property. If you discover environmental contamination on the land after […]

Getting a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) in San Antonio

How to get a Phase I ESA in San Antonio

With the opening of our new office, Whitehead Environmental Services is now offering Phase I ESAs in San Antonio, Texas. An ESA, or environmental site assessment, is an assessment of property value that helps identify environmental concerns before you buy the property. This helps you make sure that you go into a real estate deal […]

PST Removal and Closure of Former Bread Facility in Dallas

Whitehead E. S. recently assisted a client in closing a former bakery in Dallas through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ’s) Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Program.  The property historically operated as a distribution facility for baked bread from at least 1950 until 1970.  During that time, a 1,000-gallon gasoline underground storage tank (UST) was […]

The Transaction Screen – Potential Option to Phase I ESA on Selected Properties

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) should be performed under the guidelines of ASTM Method E1527-13 and in compliance with the regulations of U. S. EPA All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI).  The Phase I ESA is generally the baseline requirement for real estate loans.  The Phase I ESA is also a great idea for cash […]

Making Deals Happen in Plano, Texas TCEQ’s Not Subject to TRRP Option

Whitehead E. S. helps real estate group get No Further Action letter on commercial property in Plano.  The property had low concentrations of potential contaminants associated with gasoline and dry cleaning but the concentrations were below Texas regulatory levels. As a result, the buyer was unwilling to move forward with the deal. This property is […]

Economic Recovery from COVID-19: Whitehead E.S. is Ready to Help

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COVID-19 certainly impacted the U. S. economy and especially the real estate market over the last few months.  As the state of Texas slowly opens up, we’re hopeful that more and more real estate deals will get going again.  Over the last few months, we have conducted a few Phase I ESAs, but not at the pace prior to the pandemic.  […]

Super Fun with Superfund

Whitehead E. S. conducted a Phase I ESA and subsequent Phase II Investigation for a client that wanted to purchase a property in the Dallas area that was a closed State Superfund case. The project Site consisted of the Superfund site (former plating company) and an adjacent property used for storage. At the time of […]

Make that Deal

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Whitehead Environmental Solutions, LLC (Whitehead E. S.) is a Texas-based environmental consulting firm providing a number of key services to commercial real estate.  We have staff available for projects in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and locations in between.  Although commercial real estate deals have slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown, we […]

Not Subject to TRRP: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Remediation & Closure

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The Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) Rule (30 TAC Chapter 350) establishes criteria for determining if a release is subject to remediation and regulatory controls. If an investigation is conducted on a property with a suspected release and concentrations are below TCEQ’s critical assessment levels, the property may not be subject to TRRP. In other […]

Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Closure of Property Through the State Innocent Owner Program

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Whitehead E.S. is a Texas-based environmental consulting firm that specializes in the assessment, remediation, and regulatory closure of contaminated properties. Many of the properties we work with are located in urban areas of Texas such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.  Whitehead E. S. assisted a local property investor to obtain an Innocent […]

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