Phase I (Environmental Site Assessment)

Reports are completed to meet the standards of ASTM E1527-13. We often customize reports to meet individual client or agency lender’s (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) requirements while taking the widely varying geology and topography of the region into consideration.

Phase II (Environmental Testing)

Phase II ESA normally is performed when the Phase I ESA identifies Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and/or recommends further investigation. The standard practice for Phase II ESAs is ASTM E1903-11.

Phase III (Remediation)

Historical operations frequently result in the contamination of soil and/or groundwater. When this occurs, remediation of the impacted media is often required based on acceptable regulatory levels of the contaminants of concern.

Used Scrap Tire Management

Transporters of used or scrap tires or tire pieces, and operators of scrap tire storage sites and facilities must keep records of used or scrap tire management activities using a manifest system, work orders, invoices or other documentation, and file annual reports.

Petroleum Tank Registration (PST)

Requirements for underground and above ground tanks used to store fuel or other petroleum substances.

Phase I ( ESA )

Initial Inspection

The assessment begins with as a certified inspector conducts the inspections and catalogs the presence of any Hazardous Materials or Petroleum Products.

Geology and Hydrogeology

Geological and Hydrological properties of the site, for-example, Soil Type, Geological Setting, Groundwater Depth are taken into consideration.

Regulatory Research

For this research, data is collected from local fire departments, also from state, federal and local environmental regulatory agencies

Interviews and Document Review
During this process of Phase I ESA Tenants and Owners are interviewed, along with Interview State and Local Regulators if necessary

Phase II ( Testing )

Not a Rule

Unlike the Phase I ESA AAI rule, the Phase II is not a rule, but a standard of practice for performing the assessment

Scope Proposed by Environmental Professional

The standard of the Phase II ESA is typically defined by the scope proposed by the Environmental Professional and accepted by the client. This allows the scope of work to be tailored to each individual site and situation.

Follow Test Guidelines

Any additional testing or characterization should meet all state and local guidelines.

Screening for Contamination

Normally, a Phase II ESA is actually a screening to determine if potential contamination and/or hazardous materials are present. The Phase II does not typically characterize contamination present nor is it a feasibility study. However, this can be included as part of the Phase II ESA scope or may be part of the screening recommendations.

Geophysical Survey

Geophysical surveys are often included to help locate subsurface objects and/or identify suitable locations for soil borings and groundwater monitoring wells.

Phase III ( Remediation )

Soil and Groundwater Remediation

Historical operations frequently result in the contamination of soil and/or groundwater. When this occurs, remediation of the impacted media is often required based on acceptable regulatory levels of the contaminants of concern.

Selection and implementation of an appropriate remedial system is based on a variety of criteria which include: risk-based closures, bioremediation, the location, the extent and degree of contamination, the types of contaminants involved, the type(s) of soils that have been impacted, the depth to groundwater, and the type and location of potential receptors.

Remedial alternatives can range from simple in-situ bioremediation to complex groundwater pump and treatment systems. Selection and plementation of the appropriate remedial system is imperative not only from a cost to implement standpoint but also from a potential liability perspective as well.

Brownfields Assessment and Remediation

Brownfields are environmentally impaired and typically abandoned and un-utilized property usually found in urban areas. Historically, these properties have been overlooked due to the liability associated with them. However, with technological advances, risk-based closure strategies, and the location of many properties, redevelopment is becoming a viable option.

Additionally, redevelopment of Brownfields is encouraged by federal, state, and local governments through tax incentive and grants. Most states have Voluntary Cleanup or Voluntary Action Programs (VCPs/VAPs) available. These programs, which typically involve risk-based closures, expedite remediation and closure of Brownfield properties.

Risk-based closures evaluate the types and levels of contaminants in the soil and groundwater with respect to the designated future use of the property. The remedial action plan must reduce the contaminant levels below the designated cleanup levels in order to obtain closure from the regulatory agency. Typically indemnification for the property owner and all subsequent property owners is included as part of the closure.

Scrap Tire Facility Registration

General Requirements for Generators

Register with the TCEQ for Scrap Tire Generator Registration, if on-site storage exceeds storage limits noted above.

Apply for a Scrap Tire Facility Registration if you cut, bale, shred, or process tires for volume reduction.

Monitor tires stored outside for vectors; utilize vector control measures at least once every two weeks.

Sort, mark, classify, and arrange good used tires in an organized manner if the tires are intended for sale. If not, the tires will be counted as scrap tires and could trigger the requirement for a storage registration.

Document the removal and management of all scrap tires and tire pieces using manifests and retain related records.

Allow only registered scrap tire transporters to remove used or scrap tires or tire pieces unless you are self-transporting.

Ensure that the transporter who collects the tires or tire pieces delivers them to an authorized facility.

Obtain the completed manifest within 60 days after the transporter has removed scrap tires.