Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
Envirologic’s Environmental Due Diligence Group is specifically dedicated to Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) projects. Our team members meet U.S. EPA’s requirements for Environmental Professionals. They also have the necessary professional certifications (e.g., Accredited Asbestos Building Inspectors, Certified Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors, Radon Professionals, Certified Wetland Delineators, etc.) to perform services outside of the traditional Phase I and Phase II ESA scopes.
If the potential for contamination has been identified through a Phase I ESA of a property, a Phase II ESA may be conducted to confirm the presence of contamination. Through the course of a Phase II ESA, samples of various media (soil, groundwater, and soil-gas) are collected and analyzed to generate analytical data for the property and determine whether contamination is present.
Phase II ESAs are normally completed during property transactions and refinancing. They are a robust liability protection tool and can help to demonstrate the value and/or marketability of a property.
The scope of a Phase II ESA may include:
- Subsurface soil borings
- Groundwater monitoring well installation
- Collection and laboratory analysis of soil, water, soil-gas, and indoor air samples
- Soil-gas sampling point installation and vapor intrusion evaluation
- Non-invasive geophysical survey for buried features such as underground storage tanks, drums, and utilities
- Testing underground storage tanks
- Risk analysis and modeling
- Contaminant exposure pathway evaluations
If contamination is determined to be present on a property during a Phase II ESA, further steps may be required to achieve liability protection for any pre-existing contamination and identify any due care obligations for the property owner or operator to follow going forward.
For a quick overview of our environmental due diligence services, Envirologic provides the following information sheets and flow charts to help you understand the steps we take when evaluating environmental risk.