In Depth Property Analysis
At the most basic level, a Phase II Limited Subsurface Investigation is an environmental site investigation that collects physical samples and subjects them to laboratory analysis specific to chemicals of concern (COCs) identified in the initial environmental site assessment. This data collection and analysis determines whether contaminants are present on site in sufficient concentration to pose a risk to human health or the environment.
Our Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA or ETS) provides sufficient information for a qualified Environmental Professional (EP) to determine whether a Potential Environmental Concern (PEC) or a Recognized Environmental Condition (REC) exists on a property. Such environmental concerns are defined under ASTM Standard Guidance E1528-14 and or E1527-13 as “the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances or petroleum products in, on, or at a property.” The detection of these conditions can lead an EP to recommend a Phase II investigation for further assessment.
What’s Involved in Phase II?
A Phase II begins by preparing an adequate scope of work to address the PEC or REC identified. After that our trained and qualified personnel collect the required samples. Samples are then sent to a certified analytical laboratory where they are tested and analyzed.
Once the lab results are returned, our EPs will interpret this data with respect to risk and make further recommendations as required. Empowered with this information, our client can make informed decisions based on their risk tolerance.