PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is the initial phase for assessing a property of interest. Here site reconnaissance, historical information, and documentation are compiled to determine if other avenues are required to further investigate a property for possible signs of hazardous waste.
PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS
A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is the second phase for assessing a property of interest. They are usually initiated when they are recommended in a Phase I ESA. Basically, a Phase II ESA is conducted to establish the chemical makeup of the soil and groundwater.
An underground storage tank (UST) system is an Area of Concern (AOC). When a UST is suspected of a release, when it is to be closed, removed, or when it is to be temporarily taken out of service, an investigation may be required.
SOIL SAMPLING & WATER MONITORING
Soil samples are taken to analyze the chemical makeup of the soil on which your property stands. CAS also conducts groundwater monitoring of property to document the levels of any possible on-site groundwater contamination
The purpose of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) rule is to help facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.