A Phase II ESA is performed when the Phase I ESA identifies Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and/or recommends further investigation. The standard of the Phase II ESA is typically defined by the scope proposed by the Environmental Professional and accepted by the client. This allows the scope of work to be tailored to each individual site and situation.
Normally, a Phase II ESA is a screening to determine if potential contamination and/or hazardous materials are present at the site. The Phase II does not typically characterize contamination present nor is it a feasibility study. However, this can be included as part of the Phase II ESA scope or may be part of the screening recommendations.
Generally, previous site uses that create the need for a Phase II ESA may include: service stations, dry cleaners, automotive and machine shops, manufacturing, hazardous waste storage, etc. Further analysis into the specific site details during the Phase I ESA help determine, if any of these previous uses have created a potential for a release or if a known release has occurred.
Many lenders will automatically require a Phase II ESA for a property that has had any of these environmentally-sensitive uses. These studies can range from Limited Phase II ESA to a full Phase II Environmental study that may include the installation of groundwater monitoring wells with extensive testing. As part of the due diligence process for real estate transactions, a more limited study should be conducted as a screen initially to determine if there is a significant problem.
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