Environmental Site Assessment Services-Phase I and Phase II
McCabe Environmental Services staff has over 25 years experience providing clients Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s). All ESA’s are performed in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) No. E1527 in order to satisfy the requirements of the Innocent Landowner Defense to liability imposed by the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Phase I includes:
- Records Review
- Site Inspection
- Interview Process
- Evaluation and Report
A Phase I Site Assessment typically identifies: potential contaminants in and around the site; possible pathways of the contamination; and potential risks to the environment and to human health that may be affected from the contaminants’ pathways.
If contamination is detected during a Phase I, then a Phase II will be performed and may include:
- Sampling and analysis to identify type and concentration of the contaminant
- Collecting information and field data by performing geophysical surveys
- Designing remediation procedures for compliance with environmental regulations
If required, a Phase III Site Assessment involves oversight of the remediation process which would include: regulatory compliance; enforcement of contract specifications; supervision and witness to clean-up and waste removal; document licensing and contractor/employee training; waste classification and manifest tracking; and act as liaison between state and federal workers.