Environmental Site Assessments Phase I & II


Environmental Site Assessments Phase I & II

UNIVERSAL personnel are experienced in the field of environmental due diligence. Staff members have performed and managed Environmental Site Assessments throughout the United States, such as:

  • For a national restaurant chain, managed multi site development due diligence packages. Scope of work included Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Contamination Assessments, Soil and Groundwater Remediation, UST Removals and Closure Assessments, Geotechnical Investigations and Pre-Demolition Asbestos Surveys.
  • For the real estate division of a national telephone communications company, managed and performed Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments for their real estate transactions in nine states.
  • Simultaneously managed and performed Environmental Site Assessments for Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) pools providing portfolio evaluation of environmental issues and costs.
  • Managed and performed Environmental Site Inspections and Environmental Site Assessments for major financial and insurance institutions including Bank of America, Banc One, ORIX, Lehman Brothers, UBS, Barnett, First Union, SunTrust, NationsBank, Comerica, Citibank, AmSouth, SouthTrust, Allstate, MetLife, Aetna, Prudential, Equitable, Wachovia and GE Capital.
  • Managed and performed multi-site Environmental Site Assessment packages leading to the assessment of dry-cleaner associated solvent contaminated soil and groundwater.
  • Technical peer review of environmental due diligence investigations for insurance companies and financial institutions.
  • Managed and performed multi-site Environmental Site Assessments for bank mergers and acquisitions.

To maintain the company's high standards, UNIVERSAL established an internal Quality Assurance and Quality Control program. The goal of this program is to establish a standard of practice so that all Phase I Environmental Site Assessment reports are consistent in style, organization, and content. To accomplish this, the following QA/QC program elements have been introduced:

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments scope definition (consistent with client's request) and ASTM 1527-05 All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) requirements
  • Environmental Transaction Screens meeting ASTM 1528-06 requirements
  • Standard project management data collection forms
  • Client/site information request forms
  • Site inspection checklist
  • Project site and vicinity layout sketch form
  • Photographic documentation form
  • Aerial photographic review form
  • Records search checklist
  • Record of communication form

On occasions, the findings obtained during the performance of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment necessitate the performance of a Phase II subsurface investigation. The purpose of the Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is to generally estimate the extent and magnitude of any soil and groundwater contamination that may have impacted a site property, and provide a cost estimate related to any additional assessment and remediation that may be required. UNIVERSAL is fully capable of performing this task in a timely, professional and cost effective manner. The Phase II subsurface investigation typically includes the following UNIVERSAL services:

  • Review available historical documents for the property or facility
  • Develop a scope of work that is consistent with the client needs
  • Comply  with ASTM E 1903-97 guideline
  • Temporary or permanent monitoring well installation and soil boring completion
  • Soil and groundwater sampling for vertical and horizontal plume delineation
  • Analysis of all samples at UNIVERSAL’s contracted labs
  • Evaluation of all data and preparation of a final report including recommendations

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