Phase 2 ESA And Costs Associated With It

Phase 2 ESA And Costs Associated With It

 The term ‘phase 2’ also referred to as ‘level 2’ is used for reports containing an analysis of water or soil samples for the presence and concentration of particular hazardous substances. The reports are given by qualified laboratory.  The phase or level of the assessment depends to an extent on the ability of the natural environment to absorb the problems. However, phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) refers to due diligence conducted on sites more expensive or difficult to achieve a ‘no further action’ level.

Why carryout this testing?

When there is suspicion of a problem on your site, as indicated by a phase 1 assessment, phase 2 site assessment becomes imminent. Again, level 2 assessment implies that your state department of the environmenthas given an order on the investigation in response to a previous complaint. For example, a contamination issue in regional groundwater.

What costs are associated with phase 2 ESA?

Conducting an appropriate environmental due diligence, specifically phase 2 ESA mostly include a clean-up or repair in addition to the following;

#1: Sampling costs

Sampling costs are expressed in employing invasive tools and heavy equipment during sample collection. Again, to determine the sample location, geological experts or state officials have to be contacted. Other protective clothing is required in addition to other precautions depending on the nature of the hazard suspected.

#2: Cost of handling samples:

The extracted samples have to be taken from the site to the qualified laboratory as determined by state rules. Before transportation to the lab, the samples must be numbered and properly packed with caution as stated under the chain of custody. These processes require a lot of attention and resources.

#3: Laboratory cost

Laboratory analyses for each of the chemical and biological samples will cost a lot. The total cost will depend on the total number of samples to be tested. Again, other costs in the form of preserving some substances, standard container for lid and labels may be required in the laboratory.

#4: Cost of documenting site work and interpreting lab results:

To write a report, a report results from the measurements, maps, background data of the site and the sample location and its history has to be gathered and properly documented. Sometimes, interim reports for each stage of the sampling together with a final report will be required after publishing all laboratory results.

#5: Cost of getting rid of the waste

After Sampling and lab testing, the total amount of dirt is estimated for known substances. The concentration of hazardous materials in the dirt are determined. There is a cost per volume of dirt to be disposed of. The total cost will also take into consideration the distance.

However, due to the fact that initial existence of a hazard on a property will have an effect on its current value, possible problems have to be identified and controlled. To achieve a ‘no further action’ level, thoughtful planning followed by intelligent action has to be taken.When you consider having a phase II ESA, then you can consider Ortam Group environmental site remediation service.

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