Due Diligence — Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)

ENVi’s extensive capabilities and expertise has made it the provider of choice for northeast Ohio industrial firms anticipating facility or land acquisition or expansion. Our due diligence services include Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) – aimed at identifying recognized environmental conditions (REC) in connection with a subject property and the evaluation of the REC, if needed, through performing a Phase II ESA.

Phase 1

Conducting a Phase I ESA in accordance with ASTM 1527-13 satisfies the All Appropriate Inquires (AAI). Known as the “innocent landowner defense”, a property purchaser can potentially qualify for certain protections from past contamination. ENVi prepares detailed and comprehensive Phase I ESAs that are compliant with the ASTM 1527-13 standard.

Phase II

Phase II ESAs address those Recognized Environmental Conditions (REC) identified during Phase I, which can include the assessment of subsurface soils and ground water.

  • Soil—Subsurface sampling is accomplished using a GeoProbe unit or truck-mounted drill rig. Employing detailed sampling procedures on a project site, ENVi personnel ensure that representative sampling of subsurface soils are obtained and prepared for appropriate laboratory analysis.
  • Ground Water—As warranted, ground water monitoring wells will be drilled and constructed on a project site in pre-determined locations enabling ENVi to sample and analyze ground water as well as to assess ground water levels and flow direction.

A Phase II ESA report will be provided to the Client following on-site project work and will provide the Client a detailed estimation on the environmental condition of the site based on the chemical analysis review and comparison to risk-based standards.

Our due diligence suite of services includes a comprehensive assessment of the location, identifying any potential contamination issues, possible sources and responsible parties. This entire process satisfies the legal aspects of “Environmental Due Diligence” and protects the purchasing company from potential lawsuits or fines related to unidentified and/or remediated contamination or other environmental concerns.

Core sample, foundry sand

Core sample, foundry sand

The service includes the following:

  • A detailed Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) report
  • Recommendations for resolving any Areas of Concern (AOC) or a Recognized Environmental Conditions (REC)
  • Phase II (soil, air and/or water testing)
  • Investigation and remediation of any indications of petroleum release, to comply with Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR)

ENVi also offers an Ongoing Monitoring Program to northeast Ohio companies to help them maintain their compliance status. 

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