Common uses where environmental concerns are found in a Phase 1 I Environmental report include:
service stations, manufacturing facilities, dry cleaners, industrial sites, auto repair, oil and gas well drilling and
production, former agricultural crops, refineries, gas underground storage tanks (UST), other sites with
releases of chemicals into the subsurface.
When an environmental issue is found in the Phase 1 I Environmental Assessment, it will typically trigger a Phase 2 Study or Phase II ( 2 ) Environmental Site
Assessment which requires soil and/or groundwater sampling to determine if there is a significant contamination in the subsurface. We have completed thousands of
Phase 1 / One Study and Phase II ( 2 ) Environmental Site Assessments in California, on time and within budget.
Recognized environmental conditions per ASTM Standard typically include but not limited to: former gas stations, dry cleaners, long-term light-industrial, industrial, agricultural and other previous uses. Signs of potential releases of chemicals can be heavy staining, improper storage of chemicals, underground storage tanks, dry cleaning plants, clarifiers, etc. ALFA also has extensive experience in performing Environmental Due Diligence and Environmental Transaction Screen reports for a variety of properties, including: gas stations, retail centers, commercial properties and industrial properties.
Since 1992, Professional environmental assessment consultants have performed an extensive number of Phase 1 I 2 Environmental Site
on residential and commercial properties for Real Estate customers to evaluate its environmental condition(s) and identify any
Recognized Environmental Condition (REC) that could be a liability or become a future environmental liability.
An environmental assessment survey is conducted in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase 1 I Environmental Site Assessment Process.
Objectives of the Phase 1 I Environmental Site Assessment include identification of historic and current activities at the site and
surrounding properties which could have or could yet contribute to the degradation of the subject property's overall
Environmental condition and to permit the client to satisfy all of the requirements to qualify for what is commonly known as the "Innocent Landowner" defense.
We are looking forward to an opportunity to prove to you that ALFA Environmental Assessment Services is your firm of choice for
all your environmental assessment and engineering needs!