Environmental Site Assessments
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
The primary objective of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is to identify any recognized environmental conditions on a property during a real estate transaction. Recognized environmental conditions refer to the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances or petroleum products under conditions that indicate an existing release, a past release, or a material threat of release into structures on the property or into the ground, groundwater, or surface water of the property.
Additional objectives of the Phase I ESA include the identification of recognized environmental conditions that are not in compliance with applicable local, state, or federal laws or regulations, and recognition of property conditions or practices that may lead to future environmental liability. All Phase I Environmental Assessments are conducted in accordance with the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E-1527, 2000.
Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
Phase II ESA’s are conducted to determine the extent and severity of recognized environmental conditions identified in a Phase I report. Common investigative measures include the collection and analysis of soil and groundwater samples in areas where environmental impact is suspected to have occurred or where suspected vessels remain abandoned in place with no readily apparent markers. Phase II services are also intended to provide some reasonable idea of monetary requirements for remedial actions if deemed necessary or required by regulatory agencies.
Phase III Design
To continue services when it is necessary, Insight Environmental will provide Phase III remediation design and monitoring. Remedial design is a complex process that takes several variables into consideration such as prevailing hydrologic and lithographic sequencing, groundwater flow and velocity, and other environmental factors that may affect the selection of remedial method to be utilized.
Water Sampling is sometimes required for a facility as part of its industrial permit requirements for effluent discharge or simply to determine if the domestic water service in the building is potable. This service is often required to alleviate concerns and ensure the safety of your drinking water.
Additional environmental services we provide include:
- PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyl) Analysis
- Decibel Monitoring
- RCRA Characterization