The primary purpose in conducting a Phase II ESA is to evaluate any recognized environmental conditions identified in a Phase I ESA or Transaction Screen to provide sufficient information regarding the nature and extent of contamination.
The Phase II ESA is completed to assist in making informed business decisions about the property; and where applicable, to provide the level of knowledge necessary to satisfy the innocent purchaser defense under CERCLA.
Specifically, the purpose of this investigation is to obtain a better understanding of the potential environmental liabilities for the property and the financial impacts of such liabilities.
This is usually accomplished by field sampling and laboratory analyses of air, soil, groundwater, and/or site building materials to assess the presence and extent of identified or suspected hazardous or regulated materials.
The Phase II ESA involves conducting some or all of the following activities:
- Subsurface Soil and Groundwater Investigations
- Soil Vapor Survey
- Radon Survey
- Comprehensive/Limited Asbestos Survey
- Comprehensive/Limited Lead-Based Paint Survey
- Operations & Maintenance Plans (Asbestos/Lead-Based Paint)