Phase I Environmental Assessments

The Phase I ESA process is a non-intrusive study that involves a review of environmental databases and historical records, a site inspection and interviews with owners, occupants, site users and local government officials. While sampling and laboratory analysis are not always included in this phase, they should still be conducted by an environmental professional trained in the appropriate standards. The review of government records and interviews may take a lot of time. To ensure a quality assessment, allow sufficient time for the process. Contamination can result from activities that took place on the site. Contamination could also come from activities at a nearby property. The records and interviews will be the best sources to provide this information. Public records are available regarding the locations of properties that have been classified as contaminated by federal or state regulations. Depending on their proximity to your site, contamination could have migrated to your site. If you are considering a property transaction, let us assist you with identifying potential environmental related liabilities associated with current or historical uses of the property. All Phase I ESAs conducted are conducted by cleanWATER Team personnel trained in the ASTM 1527-13 standard, the industry driven standard for environmental site assessments.

Phase II Environmental Assessments

If a Phase I ESA identifies potential contamination of the site by hazardous materials, a Phase II ESA may be conducted. The Phase II ESA includes sampling and laboratory analysis to confirm the presence of hazardous materials. Some of the tests that may be performed include: surficial soil and water samples, subsurface soil borings, groundwater monitoring well installation, sampling, and analysis (may be appropriate on neighboring properties as well to determine the presence of contamination), drum sampling (if any were left on the property), sampling of dry wells, floor drains and catch basins, transformer/capacitor sampling for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), geophysical testing for buried tanks and drums, testing of underground storage tanks.

  • Hazardous Waste awaiting disposal

How We Can Assist You

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Transaction Screen Process Assessments
  • Transaction Screen Process Questionaire
  • Cathodic Protection Training
  • Line Tightness Testing
  • UST Closure Reports
  • UST Tank Removal
  • UST Permitting & Document Retention
  • UST & Related Equipment  Maintenance & Repairs