Site Assessments Articles

  • What the REC? Understanding RECs, CRECs and HRECs in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

    With all of the acronyms in the environmental consulting industry, reading a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment report can be a challenge.  And if the report contains the acronym REC, confusion may give way to dread. A Recognized Environmental Condition, or REC, is a ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment

    Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it's unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment).  An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. ...


    By Grand Slam Construction

  • Introduction to Phase One Environmental Site Assessment

    The Phase One Environmental Site Assessment is a must when purchasing property in New Jersey.  The phase one is the beginning of a process that will protect buyers from hidden environmental issues that may exist on or near the property in question. A Report and recommendations are generated which will help guide the property buyer about the risks that the property purchase may ...

  • In-Situ Oxidation of a Chlorinated Pesticide Impacted Soil - Case Study

    Site Overview Former Agricultural Area in Southern California Contamination DDE, DDD, DDT, Toxaphene History Residual concentrations of chlorinated pesticides (DDE, DDD, DDT, and Toxaphene) were identified in soils around the former farm ...


    By EN Rx

  • Establishing environmental baseline case study

    Challenge: A major integrated oil company, intending to divest a portfolio of 68 retail petroleum facilities in the northwest United States, requested the services of Antea Group to conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in order to establish an environmental baseline prior to selling the assets. Among the project-specific challenges were a short performance timeframe, a newly ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Site assessments and remediation case study

    Service(s) performed: Phase I site assessment/soil investigation/soil remediation project for a golf course Summary: Prior to the sale of the golf course property, our experts were engaged to conduct a Phase I Site Assessment. Due to poor management practices, the facility was found to have multiple releases of fuel and waste oil, which were above acceptable ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Earthquake damage assessment case study

    Service performed: Earthquake damage assessment Summary: Following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern Peru, EFI Global immediately responded with engineers on site to assess damage to a mining operation. On-site services included civil, electrical and mechanical damage assessments to production and processing facilities, administrative and residential ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • CONTROLLED RECOGNIZED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS (CRECs)

    A client recently said to me; “It seems like every year environmental requirements become more stringent and costly, making more purchasers and lenders request environmental inspections before committing to the real estate transaction”. Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or Phase I ESAs are the industry standard for ...

  • Environmental Strategist Certification

    Environmental Strategist Certification: www.estrategist.com For business professionals (insurance agents, attorneys, bankers, accountants, realtors, environmental engineers, business owners, CEO’s, CFO’s and risk managers) interested in leveraging their business model in today’s sustainable business environment, ...

  • Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment

    Troy Risk was approached by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIBI) to complete a combination Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Phase II Subsurface Investigation, on a multi-lot parcel that would be KIBI’s new headquarters building. Troy Risk performed the Phase I / Phase II on a not-for-profit basis in support of the merit of KIBI’s mission. The historical use of the ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

  • Developing religious tourism in emerging destinations: experiences from Mtskheta (Georgia)

    This paper explores the case of Georgia in Southwestern Asia as an emerging tourist destination and focuses on the potential of the ancient city of Mtskheta for developing religious heritage tourism. Classified as the City Museum Reserve of Mtshketa, the area is comprised of an ensemble of monuments that is protected under national law as a City-Museum since 1968 and was inscribed on the UNESCO ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experimental design of diffusion and desorption of contaminant in heterogeneous media

    Storage of contaminants in low permeability media (LPM) presents a great challenge for prediction of remediation effectiveness and efficiency. The reason lies in the contaminants' complex behaviors within heterogeneous media. Both interparticle and intraparticle diffusion contribute to the difficulty of precise site assessment. Sorption of contaminants – especially within LPM – may sequester the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study – benzene contamination pilot study - retail gasoline site, Northglenn, Colorado

    Introduction LTE was contracted by Shell Oil Products US (Shell) to conduct a pilot test program at a petroleum hydrocarbon impacted retail facility north of Denver, Colorado. The goals of the pilot program were to: 1) Determine the viability of using a carbon-based injectate (RPI’s BOS 200®) to remove hydrocarbons from soil and groundwater, 2) Assess transient hydraulic conditions ...

  • Limitation on NJDEP Oversight Fees

    Are you aware of a law New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) follows that places a cap on the amount of oversight costs (fees) NJDEP can charge for a specific site?  EWMA has negotiated a refund for several clients due to excess oversight costs based on this law and other reasons.   NJDEP typically issues invoices on a quarterly basis for oversight costs.  ...

  • Case Study - CRALA

    Since 2007, E2 personnel have provided on-call environmental engineering services to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA). On-call services to date have included Phase I ESA, Phase II Site Investigation, Health Risk Assessment Services, Remediation Feasibility Studies, and Brownfield Area-Wide Inventories. Under this contract E2 has completed multiple Phase I ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Erosion index derived from terrain attributes using logistic regression and neural networks

    Maps identifying areas prone to channel erosion within agricultural fields could be useful for conservation planners. The objective of this study was to test an approach for creating such maps with logistic regression and neural networks. Survey grade elevation measurements were obtained from on a Central Kentucky farm. The elevation measurements were used to create 4 by 4-m digital elevation ...

  • Erosion index derived from terrain attributes using logistic regression and neural networks

    Maps identifying areas prone to channel erosion within agricultural fields could be useful for conservation planners. The objective of this study was to test an approach for creating such maps with logistic regression and neural networks. Survey grade elevation measurements were obtained from on a Central Kentucky farm. The elevation measurements were used to create 4 by 4-m digital elevation ...

  • RECs and recommendations

    As environmental consultants, we all provide our clients with recommendations following a site inspection, site investigation, removal action or most any type of work we do on a property. Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) often differ in this regard as many clients do not want recommendations, at least not included as part of the written report. I personally do not provide ...

  • Building owners need to be concerned about carbon dioxide regulations

    This article examines EPA's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for regulating carbon dioxide and the potential impact it may have on commercial property owners. The author suggests the time is ripe for property owners to evaluate the operations of their buildings to identify steps they might take to minimize the effect of any such regulation. In the near future, the author says, it may not be ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Case Study: Loyola Marymount University Campus

    Property Description: 5-Building Student Housing Complex on the Loyola Marymount Campus. Circa-1960 construction. Environmental Issues Identified: Asbestos in sprayed-on ceilings, wallboard, and flooring throughout. Services Provided: Ellis performed pre-demolition asbestos and lead surveys, as well as a Phase I (historical records search) ...

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