Below are the steps that commonly occur in a Brownfields Reuse Project assessment prior to clean-up planning or remediation. Prior to any environmental assessment work that is to be funded by the EPA, SWCRPC will assist the interested applicant in obtaining a Brownfields EPA Eligibility Determination for Assessment. A Site Access Agreement between the property owner and the consultant will also be required.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
-Background information gathering and historical records review -Visual site inspections -Other requirements according to ASTM standards
Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
-Subsurface Soil Sampling -Groundwater Sampling -Ecological Assessment (if necessary) -Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) required by EPA
Supplemental Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
-Subsurface soil sampling and groundwater sampling to determine the extent of contamination found in the initial Phase II ESA