Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
A Phase II ESA is performed when it is necessary to determine whether a release of hazardous substances or petroleum products occurred at a property. A Phase II ESA is often predicated based on the findings of a Phase I ESA.
The Phase II ESA is the best way to reduce the uncertainty regarding the environmental integrity of a property.
Phase II ESAs involve the collection of soil and/or groundwater samples for analytical testing in accordance with Federal EPA regulations. The sample analytical results are then compared to the Illinois EPA-promulgated criteria to determine what further action, if any, is warranted for the property.
Based on the analytical results and the client's desires, BEI determines the next course of action for the property. It may be necessary to remediate (i.e. clean-up) contaminated soil and groundwater, or it may be more cost effective to place restrictions on the property to prevent exposure to the contaminated media.
BEI selects the most cost-effective and timely solution for a contaminated piece of land in order to facilitate the redevelopment process.