Environmental Site Assessment – Phase 2
A Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) helps answer questions that arise in a Phase 1 ESA. For example, are there buried fuel storage tanks, or does contamination exist from past operations at the property? These environmental Recognized Areas of Concern (AOC’s), require further evaluation.
A Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment may include:
- A search for suspected underground storage tanks using a metal detector or Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).
- Advancing soil borings to collect soil samples.
- Samples are collected and shipped to a state certified laboratory for independent analysis.
- Groundwater samples from areas of a property where contamination may be present.
Quick Environmental’s experienced project managers strictly adhere to State and Federal regulations when performing a Phase 2 ESA. If a contamination problem is found, you may need to go through your local government oversight agency to obtain closure for the property. We can help you by acting as your representative in negotiations.
Most lending institutions will require a closure certificate from the oversight agency prior to underwriting a loan, if there is a significant environmental liability at the property.
We will provide a detailed report of all findings from the Phase 2 ESA including:
- the investigative activities performed
- the number of soil borings and groundwater samples taken
- the results of the analysis are compared to applicable state standards.
- recommended next steps
Conclusions are then drawn from the data collected. This will allow us to determine if remedial action is necessary or if a letter of “No Further Action” can be prepared to request closure from NJDEP or PADEP.
If conditions are identified during the Phase 2 ESA that may require remediation, the recommendations section of the report will discuss options available as well as costs for addressing each Area of Concern. A remedial action plan will be developed that incorporates the use of the best available technology for contaminant remediation while considering the physical property and development of the site.
This is often performed in conjunction with state funded or voluntary cleanup programs, which generally dictate the final form of the remediation. The design of these advanced engineering projects often requires review, certification and approval by state-licensed professionals.
Our senior staff stays current with changes in the industry. We are constantly evaluating our affiliate needs to ensure that we are able to provide all required licensure and certification.