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Environmental Site Assessment

Source: Applied Earth Sciences, Inc./AES, Environmental Consultants

Environmental Site Assessment
Applied Earth Sciences, Inc. (AES) performs environmental site assessments for a variety of industrial
Applied Earth Sciences, Inc. (AES) performs environmental site assessments for a variety of industrial, commercial, and residential properties for both purchasers and sellers. This service substantially reduces liability exposure by providing due diligence. A typical site assessment conducted by an experienced engineer, hydrogeologist, or environmental scientist includes multiple tasks.

PHASE I - ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are used to screen commercial and industrial properties prior to transfer or foreclosure and include the following tasks:

  • Review of deed records to determine past use of property
  • Viewing historical aerial photographs for evidence of previous activities on the property
  • Identification of and discussions with appropriate regulatory agencies regarding outstanding environmental issues
  • Review of federal and state environmental databases for registered sites on and around the subject property
  • Detailed site inspection to identify actual or potential environmental concerns such as underground storage tanks, piping, and illegal dumping
  • Survey of adjoining properties for possible sources of contamination
  • Acquisition of additional property history through interviews whenever possible
  • Asbestos screening of structures if requested
  • A survey of possible sources of PCB contaminants
  • Preparation of report which includes a general property location map, a property plot plan, photographs of the property, and aerial photographs where available

PHASE II - ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT

  • Based upon the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment report or known site conditions, some or all of the following Phase II Environmental Site Assessment activities may be conducted:

  • Soil boring and monitor well installation
  • Soil, surface water, and ground water samples collected and analyzed for specific indicator constituents under chain-of-custody protocol
  • Asbestos inspection sampling following AHERA, TDH criteria, or other client-approved guidelines
  • Sampling of waste material for specific constituents and classification
  • Preparation of report which includes a general property location map, a property plot, photographs of the property, aerial photographs where appropriate, and sample results and documentation

Applied Earth Sciences, Inc./AES, Environmental Consultants, 7322 Southwest Frwy., Ste. 1000, Houston, TX 77074. Tel: 713-981-7140; Fax: 713-981-8821.