Phase I Site Assessments
Phase I Site Assessments were started in the late 1980's to reveal if real estate properties contain environmental liabilities. Potential liabilities may exist due to current or prior property use or from adjacent property contamination. If environmental liabilities exist, the property owner may be responsible for cleanup. Lending institutions and others involved with property transaction frequently require Phase I Investigations to identity environmental liabilities.
Environmental remediation of properties can be an expensive endeavor that could cost more than the value of the property.
Satori Group, Inc. Phase I Site Assessments include comprehensive site inspections combined with property records reviews performed to ASTM standard practices E 1527-00. During the Phase I Site Assessment our staff performs numerous tasks including:
- Field reconnaissance
- Historical data review
- Aerial photograph interpretation
- Soils, geologic and hydrologic review
- Environmental database records review
During the Phase I process our research may reveal conditions such as vent pipes from storage tanks, soil staining, impacted vegetation, hazardous building materials, or other concerning visual evidence of environmental contamination. Our detailed reports clearly illustrate information gained during the assessment with supporting evidence, photographic documentation, and conclusions.
Phase II Investigations
Phase II Site Investigations include the sampling of environmental media including, but not limited to: air, water, soil, or building materials to establish the presence or absence of environmental contamination. Sampling recommendations are designed from information gained during the Phase I Site Assessment and may include asbestos, PCBs, lead based paint, drinking water, petroleum products, abandoned materials, stained soils or other items of concern.
Satori Group, Inc.'s comprehensive Phase II Site Investigations include detailed reports of sampling activities, analytical results, photographic documentation, and applicable regulatory guidance with recommendations. We strive to provide this service with a comprehensive, but cost effective approach.
Satori Group Inc. has developed agency approved Corrective Action Plans and performed soil remediation efforts to meet site cleanup requirements. We interface directly with the regulatory community to discuss site objectives and technical approach.
Selecting the latest field screening technologies to delineate areas of concern during remedial action, our environmental scientists guide onsite remedial activities. Our services help reduce costs while complying with regulatory requirements to insure the site remains protective of human health and the environment.
Once remedial activities are complete, staff scientists collect confirmation samples to insure the agreed upon remedial objectives were obtained. A post remedial action plan report is developed documenting the entire site activity.
Satori Group, Inc.'s environmental professionals use their training and experience to promote cost effective solutions to complex groundwater issues. We interface with the regulatory community to discuss, coordinate and execute sound management practices. Satori Group has worked with agencies to develop approved sampling and analysis plans, long term monitoring programs, field sampling, post project reporting, and No Further Action designations.
- Groundwater Quality Assessments (initial)
- Sampling and Analysis Plans
- Groundwater Sampling (EPA low-flow method, etc.)
- Groundwater data review and interpretation
- Monitoring Natural Attenuation evaluations
- Regulatory support
- Reporting (tailored to meet project complexity)
Hazardous Materials Building Surveys
Asbestos, lead based paint or other materials should be identified and periodically inspected to insure building occupants are safe. Hazardous Materials in buildings are of special concern when planning a renovation or demolition project. Our staff has the credentials and expertise to accommodate your needs. We inspect, sample, identify, and quantify many building materials including:
- Lead Based Paint
- PCB ballasts
Because we teach a wide range of courses dealing with these topics and have performed numerous full Hazardous Materials Building Surveys, our personnel provide high quality inspections and professional reports.