At the January 2009 Environmental Bankers Association convention in Charlotte, I was one of the panelists on the new SBA Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. During the presentation I stated that I interviewed many members of the SBAs environmental staff and that they were committed to helping bankers with questions. I pledged to publish the contact information of the SBA Staffers and I suppose this blog is as good as place as any.
For appeals, the SBA encourages lenders to email their standard email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the contact for the top environmental legal person and the top environmental technical person at the SBA:
SBA District Council
Mr. Adams Chairs the Environmental Committee
SBAs Staff Environmental Professional
I understand that the new version of SBA SOP 50-10 will be published within the next month. More changes to Phase I ESA are always fun.
With respect to issues with the environmental requirements for SBA Foreclosures, refer to the SBA Standard 50-51. Note that the standard will be changing to something closer to SOP 50-10 in 2009. Feel free to contact me at 310-615-4500.