Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Phase I environmental site assessments (ESA) are intended to satisfy one of the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), in order to protect and limit the liability of prospective landowners. The purpose of Phase I ESA is to determine if any hazardous substance or petroleum products are in, on, or at a commercial property.
Phase I ESA involves performing a visual observation of the site conditions and of adjoining properties. We also review federal and state databases, sources of historical site use information, correspondence, and interviews with individuals who have site knowledge, and prepare a written report.
At Alpha-Hydro Environmental Inc, we've conducted over 2,000 Phase I environmental site assessments based on American Society for Testing and Materials Standards, which complies with the United States Environmental Protection All Appropriate Inquiries Final Rule (40 CFR 312).
It typically takes 2 to 3 weeks to complete a Phase I ESA. We recommend that a Phase I report be ordered in advance of the closing and sale of the property. Costs are determined by the size and location of the property, as well as whether or not it is developed. Phase I assessments do not include soil or groundwater testing.
Phase II Environmental Site Investigation
We can determine the environmental condition of your site with a Phase II site investigation. They are mostly based on our findings from a Phase I ESA. Limited Phase II site investigations can be performed at your request.
Phase II site investigations require soil, groundwater, and vapor samples for testing by an approved New York State Department of Health Services laboratory.
Soil and groundwater samples are analyzed for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) via USEPA Method 8260C, semi-volatile organic compounds via USEPA Method 8270D, pesticides via USEPA Method 8081B, and PCBs via USEPA Method 8082A. Soil vapor samples are analyzed by TO-15 VOC parameters.
Alpha-Hydro Environmental Inc. has conducted over 750 Phase II site investigations throughout the 5 boroughs and Long Island.
Alpha-Hydro Environmental Inc. is your source for professional environmental site assessments. With 20 years of experience, our team is dedicated to providing you with high-quality work at a great price. Get in touch with us today to discuss your needs!