Environmental Phase 1 Site Assessments
Phase I-Site Assessment
A written report that involves a historical records view, interview with owners and operators/tenants, and a thorough visual site inspection to determine the potential for environmental concerns. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Reports
Phase II -Testing
Material sampling, testing, and written anaylsis report that quantitatively determines the presence or absence of an environmental hazard.
Cleanup or remediation of environmental hazards. In some cases also includes written reports and studies to determine the extent and risks of contamination identified as a result of Phase II testing.
- The #1 problem undiscovered in Phase I Site Assessments is USTs and ASTs (Tanks) often found unexpectedly
- Various sizes typically from 275 gallons-thousands
- Usually contain petroleum products but not always
- Expect that if a tank exsists so does leakage/spillage
- There are typically state & federal guidelines for registration and closure given size of tank
- Remediation: Removal is preferred for older tanks
Testing & certification if newer
- Media Affected: Can contaminate soil and ground water
- Health Effects: Will depend on material released, quantity, and media affected