A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is usually required when an environmental condition is discovered during a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment or when additional environmental testing is recommended because of findings discovered during a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.
The intent of the assessment is to screen soils and groundwater for potential contamination due to the historical use of the property.
The following activities are performed during Phase II ESA:
- Underground utilities locating
- Installation of soil borings and groundwater monitoring wells
- Field screening to identify contaminants of concern
- Soil and groundwater sample collection for laboratory analysis
- Documentation, report preparation and recommendations