Phase I, II, & III Environmental Site Assessment

An Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a comprehensive review of the environmental conditions at a specific property to determine potential environmental liability and risk.

ESAs are a valuable resource used by property owners, commercial lenders, real estate attorneys, land developers, and insurance companies to identify and evaluate potential contaminants at a site.

Environeer is experienced at conducting ESAs and is knowledgeable of the steps and requirements necessary in conducting the process.

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

The purpose of a Phase I ESA is to gather sufficient information to develop an independent professional opinion about the environmental condition of a property, and to identify actual or potential environmental contamination which may impact the property value or, following acquisition, affect claim to an "innocent landowner" exemption. Phase I ESA is an essential step to determine environmental risks when acquiring commercial or industrial property.

Environeer completes comprehensive Phase I in accordance with:

(1) United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI), 40 CFR Part 312

(2) guidelines established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Phase I ESA Process E1527

Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

The purpose of a Phase II ESA is to determine the presence or absence of petroleum products or hazardous substances at a site (normally, in the subsurface). Environeer assessments conform with ASTM Phase II ESA Process E1903. The scope of work is designed to meet the scrutiny of various parties including lenders, regulators, attorneys, and peers.

Environeer follows state and federal sampling and analysis protocol, including:

  • Photo-Ionization Detectors (PID)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Survey Equipment
  • Low Flow Sampling Pumps

Phase III Environmental Site Assessment

The purpose of the Phase III ESA is to determine the extent of contamination at a property by using intrusive testing, and evaluate remediation strategies.

Our Phase III services include:

  • Identifying the extent of environmental contaminants found in Phase II ESA
  • Determining the amount of soil & groundwater impacted by contaminants
  • Notifying regulatory agencies of site contamination
  • Developing a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) to remove contaminants
  • Assessing options for remediation, including costs and timelines