The purpose of the Phase 1 environmental site assessment (ESA) is to determine, through a review of records and a site visit, whether a property is contaminated or likely to become contaminated. No soil or groundwater sampling is done during a Phase 1 ESA.
The review of records pertaining to the property will provide a basis for establishing the site and area history, while the site visit will help to identify the presence of activities or facilities on the site and in the surrounding area that may potentially affect the quality of the ground and groundwaters.
All Phase 1 ESAs conducted by our firm are CSA Z768-01 compliant and supervised by a Certified Environmental Site Assessor (EESAtm) of the Association québécoise de vérification environnementale (Quebec association of environmental auditing, or AQVE). Phase 1 ESAs are also certifiable under Division IV. of the Environmental Quality Act.
At the end of the mandate, you will be provided with a technical report containing gathered data as well as findings and recommendations.