Phase I ESAs

Phase I ESA reports are prepared in accordance with the ASTM standard E1527-13. This standard complies with the requirements of the EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) regulations passed on November 1, 2005 and effective November 1, 2006. The AAI rule and associated ASTM standard are the result of an EPA-mandated directive following passage of the 2001 Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act. FREEDOM personnel have the experience and qualifications to exceed the “Environmental Professional” requirements of AAI.

FREEDOM’s approach to Phase I ESA investigations is to (1) meet the requirements of the relevant standard of practice to avail the client to the various landowner liability protections including Innocent Landowner, Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser and Contiguous Property Owner defenses and (2) assure through communication with the client that their specific project needs are met.

Limited Due Diligence

FREEDOM understands that there are instances when limited due diligence may be appropriate for a client’s needs. Limited due diligence products are tailored to meet the client’s specific needs or internal policies.

  • Regulatory Database Review

  • ASTM Transaction Screen Process

  • Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA)

  • Client Specified Scope of Work

Phase II ESAs

These investigations are tailored to further evaluate the presence or absence of Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) identified during the Phase I ESA process. We focus on identifying issues that may affect the intended future use of sites as determined by the Client. Relevant issues are brought forward early in the process to provide the Client with information that may be important in negotiating favorable terms on the business side of the deal. Once issues are identified, personnel will provide informed, practical, and solution-oriented alternatives to support the Client in moving the transaction to completion.

Site Investigations

Site Investigations are intended to delineate the extent and degree of contaminants known or suspected to be present in soils groundwater, and subsurface vapors. Typically, they are more extensive than, although they sometimes follow Phase II ESAs. The purpose of these investigations is to develop an adequate understanding of the subsurface conditions to be able to develop remediation plans in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Remedial Actions

Once a site has been characterized and the media and extent of contamination for remediation have been identified, FREEDOM can provide all phases of remedial action necessary to complete the site clean up and obtain regulatory case closure. These may include:

  • Regulatory Liaison

  • Conceptual Engineering Design

  • Integrated Corrective Action Plans (ICAPs)

  • Voluntary Clean Up Program Applications

  • Remedial Construction Oversight
    and Project Close-out

  • Post-Construction Monitoring

  • Project Close-out

General Environmental Consulting

FREEDOM offers general consulting services designed to assure Client’s regulatory compliance. This may include services in these general areas:

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Hazardous Waste Management

  • UST/AST Services

  • Asbestos