Phase 2 Site Assessments
The Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is performed to evaluate the potential environmental impact of a property based on the findings and conclusions of the Phase I ESA. The Phase II ESA addresses RECs that are identified in the Phase I ESA report. Phase II ESA activities may include: building material samples (e.g., asbestos, lead, mold); collection of surface soil and water samples; advancement of soil borings and development of ground water monitor wells; collection of soil and groundwater samples; grab sample collection from drums and other containers; laboratory analysis for chemicals of concern; vapor intrusion assessments; and report of findings and recommendations for remedial alternatives and cost estimates.
The scope of a Phase II ESA is site and context specific, each Phase II ESA is designed around the unique characteristics and potential sources at each individual property. ESEI's assessment process is intended to generate sound, objective and defensible data and information to satisfy the user objectives and needs. However, the Phase II ESA is generally not an exhaustive assessment of the environmental conditions on a property. If the presence of hazardous materials or contamination is confirmed on a property, further environmental assessment may be required depending on the intended use of the property or the requirements of the regulatory authorities.