Environmental Site Assessment Services

Phase I, Phase II, Phase III

McCabe Environmental Services staff has over 25 years of 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 and E1903 Standard 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 Reconnaissance and Inspection
  • Interview Process
  • Evaluation and Report
A Phase I Site Assessment typically identifies: potential areas and contaminants of concern in and around the site; pathways of that contamination, as well as risks to the subject property, the environment and to human health that may be affected from the contamination.
If contamination is detected during a Phase I ESA, then a Phase II will be performed in accordance with ASTM E1903 and may include:
  • Sampling and analysis to identify the specific location, type, extent and concentration of the contaminant
  • Collecting information and field data by performing geophysical surveys, identifying soil matrices and mechanics
  • Designing remediation procedures for compliance with environmental regulations
If required, a Phase III involves oversight of the remediation process which would include: providing a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) to oversee the 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.