Environmental Site Assessment
The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia requires that an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) be complete, as part of environmental due diligent, to assess environmental risks pertaining to all University's and Foundation's real estate transactions. ESA is intended to identify any recognized environmental conditions which previously existed or currently exist at the subject property which may create liability for the institution or the BOR, significantly increase the costs of site development or use, and/or preclude development of the site.
Kennesaw State University (KSU) follows the BOR Criteria for Environmental Site Assessment which outlines the minimum requirements. At a minimum, the ESA must conform to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI rule) and to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Standard E1527-13 "Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process."
(Effective January 1, 2014 – All ESA Phase-1 reports conducted for USG Institutions, Foundations, or the Board of Regents shall follow the new standard.)