Phase II / Phase III Assessments

Phase II Assessment:

When "recognized environmental conditions" are present, a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) may be necessary. When a Phase II is necessary, Great Plains Environmental determines which "recognized environmental condition" the client wants addressed and the most efficient and cost effective way to investigate this "condition". The Phase II ESA usually requires an intrusive investigation (i.e. soil borings, geoprobes, and hand borings) to determine if the "recognized environmental condition", mentioned in the Phase I ESA, has actually impacted the subject property. The information gathered in the Phase II ESA is summarized in a Phase II Report, which will be reviewed by the client. Upon review of this report, the client will determine if remediation activities will be necessary to accomplish their goals.

Phase III Assessment:

A Phase III Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) may be required when a Phase II ESA finds contamination above the recommended levels of the local, state, or federal regulations, or upon a client's request. However, it is not very common for a Phase III ESA to be conducted. A Phase III ESA requires the subject property to be remediated to a satisfactory level, which satisfies all parties involved.


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