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Small Business Administration

3A Guide to Understanding Small Business Administration (SBA) Environmental Due Diligence for Commercial Properties

Applied Environmental has prepared this guide to provide you with information that explains:

  • Why the SBA requires Environmental Due Diligence
  • How the SBA determines the report type required for various properties
  • What is included in a Phase I ESA Report
  • What protections are included with a Phase I ESA Report
  • What is included in a Transaction Screen Assessment (TSA)
  • What is included in a Research Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA) Report
  • What the lender’s responsibilities are when ordering a RSRA Report
  • When Reliance Letters are required by SBA
  • Scope of work for Phase II Investigations