Environmental Site Assessments
Phase I & Phase II
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
Phase I ESAs are routinely performed as part of ownership transfer
or loan application for business properties. Ninyo & Moore
professionals have performed numerous Phase I ESAs throughout the
United States for major lenders, Real Estate Investment Trusts
(REITs), corporate real estate departments, portfolio managers,
public agencies, redevelopment agencies, general services departments,
and broker and attorney representatives. The scope of services
for a Phase I ESA is consistent with the American Society for Testing
and Materials (ASTM) No. E1527, and the USEPA All Appropriate
Inquiry (AAI) standards.
Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
Phase II ESAs are performed to evaluate the possible presence, nature,
and extent of suspected contaminants in soil and/or groundwater
that may have already been discovered as a result of Phase I ESA
findings. The proposed scope of work is typically presented as
a Work Plan that may require regulatory agency approval prior to
implementation. Mobile analytical testing laboratories may be used
in order to provide quick turnaround analytical data in the field.
Information and field data collection is accomplished by geophysical
surveys, drilling, trenching, soil vapor surveys, and other techniques.
10th Avenue Terminal Redevelopment Assessment
As one of the local agency's on-call environmental consultants for the past five
years, Ninyo & Moore performed three major projects at the 10th Avenue Terminal.
One of these projects in-volved characterizing soil in the northeastern portion
of the terminal in support of redevelopment activities. A portion of the site
previously had been used as...
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