What Are The Next Steps After A Phase II ESA?

Understanding the remediation process is crucial to the success of your real estate transaction and the compliance of your property. If your Orlando Phase II Environmental Site Assessment revealed contamination, we can help.

Whether or not Creative Environmental Solutions (CES) performed your Phase I and Phase II ESAs, we can formulate a remediation plan if needed. If you’re unsure where to begin, our team can handle the entire process, from investigating the history of your property to final sign-off on code-compliant remediation. Let’s review the steps that get us there.

Phase I ESA

The first step is to research the property’s history to determine if there is potential contamination present. A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment determines if past activities may have harmed the soil or groundwater under the property. Discovering such issues can significantly affect the property’s value and create problems for the lender and owner.

During a Phase I ESA, we will thoroughly investigate the property’s history and perform a detailed site visit. Our team will conduct interviews with present and past owners and anyone who may be able to shed light on the property’s history. Our findings go into a comprehensive report that recommends next steps.

Phase II ESA

If our Phase I ESA report identifies potential environmental risks, a Phase II ESA is recommended. This step involves collecting solid and liquid samples from suspected areas of contamination and subjecting them to laboratory analysis to determine the presence and concentrations of hazardous substances. 

The detailed reporting of findings provides a clear understanding of any necessary remedial actions that may be required to address the identified environmental concerns. 

Remedial Action Plan

If the Orlando Phase II Environmental Site Assessment reveals contamination, we include a remedial action plan (RAP) outlining the next steps. The CES team has crafted site assessment reports and remedial action plans for numerous commercial and industrial sites across Florida and the Southeast. 

At each stage of a cleanup project, CES meticulously evaluates all investigative and remedial options. Our team of geologists and engineers remains up-to-date on the latest technologies and regulations and is dedicated to identifying the most economical strategies to achieve site closure.

Remediation Techniques

Our comprehensive RAP will include a detailed plan for cleaning up your property. This plan ensures compliance and can aid in potential real estate transactions that rely on your site assessment report. We employ techniques including the following:

Air Sparging

Air sparging is a method used to clean contaminated soil and groundwater. It involves injecting air underground to help remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other pollutants.

Soil Vapor Extraction

Soil vapor extraction is a remediation technique often paired with air sparging that uses a vacuum to extract contaminated vapors from the soil, which are then treated above ground.

Multi-Phase ExtractionOrlando Phase II environmental site assessment

Multi-phase extraction is a remediation technique used to remove contaminated groundwater, separate non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) such as oil, and extract soil vapor from the subsurface.

Pump and Treat Systems

Pump and treat systems are remediation methods used to remove contaminated groundwater from the subsurface using pumps, treat it above ground, and either re-inject it into the ground or discharge it safely into surface water bodies.

In-Situ Chemical Oxidation

In-situ chemical oxidation is a remediation technique that involves injecting chemical oxidants into the contaminated groundwater or soil to chemically break down and neutralize pollutants such as volatile organic compounds and other contaminants.

Creative Environmental Solutions Has The Expertise To Guide You Through Your Remediation Next Steps

If your site assessments reveal contamination, don’t worry. Our skilled team of Orlando Phase II Environmental Site Assessment experts will create and execute a remediation strategy to get your property in excellent condition. With over 150 years of combined experience, we’ve seen and done it all. Trust us to clean up your property to full environmental compliance. Contact us today to see how we can put our expertise to work for you.