Do You Know The Different Types of Phases for an Environmental Site Assessment?

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*** Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are a systematic screening tool used by the oil and gas industry to make informed decisions on the Environmental Liability associated with a specific property.


→ The Phase I ESA does not involve intrusive procedures. Sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater, or building materials is not carried out as part of the assessment. 


*** The role of the assessor is to document evidence of actual or potential contamination and not to judge the acceptability of risks associated with such contamination.


→ The Phase II ESA confirms the presence and types of impacts at your property. Assessments involve analysis of past site activities and soil sampling at predetermined locations and depths. 


** They may also use electromagnetic (EM) technology to quickly identify areas of potential concern.