A government database records search is a computerized regulatory database search conducted in accordance with ASTM E 1527 or ASTM E 1528 Standards. The purpose of the search is to identify on-site environmental regulatory information regarding potential environmental issues such as registered underground tanks, contamination incidents, hazardous waste reporting obligations, landfills and emergency response incidents. The search also identifies properties and facilities in the site vicinity which are regulated by local, state and federal agencies regarding environmental issues.