Phase I Environmental Site Assessment studies follow the format of ASTM Standard 1527 and include a physical inspection of the site, a review of relevant records, and interviews with occupants, owners, neighbors and selected officials. The scope is often expanded to address issues specific to the subject property.
The primary intent of our ESA studies is to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) associated with each property, as well as Business Environmental Risks (BERs) as defined within ASTM. This site visit includes an inspection for issues identified as within the scope of ASTM 1527 including:
In addition to the site inspections, we conduct research as part of the ESA scope as follows:
Unless directed by our client, our ESA scope will not include any asbestos sampling or other issues defined as out of scope under the ASTM methodology. If these additional services are requested, a separate proposal can be prepared.
Sometimes, the degree or even existence of contamination cannot be confirmed without a Phase II investigation. KWhite Engineering can coordinate Phase II investigations, but does not perform them. We will not recommend unnecessary additional studies when the risk is deemed low.