P. O. Box 5247
Bend, OR 97708
(541) 719-8401

Phases I, II, and III Environmental Site Assessments, and Transaction Screens

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

Bend Geoscience performs Phase I Environmental Site Assessments of all types of commercial real estate. Our Phase I Assessments conform to the ASTM E1527-13 standard.  A Phase I Assessment that follows the ASTM standard can protect you from "CERCLA" liability for cleaning up pre-existing environmental contamination on a property.   CERCLA is the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, found in Part 312 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Most lender-financed purchases of commercial real estate require a Phase I Assessment. 

A Phase I Assessment involves a site inspection and a rigorous search of the site's history of use.  A Phase I typically does not include sampling or testing of soils or other materials (that is done in a Phase II Assessment). A Phase I Assessment of forestland or rural property greater than 120 acres follows the industry standard ASTM E 2247-16, which we can also provide.

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

If a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment indicates contamination may be associated with a site, then a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment can be conducted for confirming the actual presence of contamination. Soil, water, or air may be sampled and tested.  A Phase II Assessment can be conducted without having previously conducted a Phase I Assessment.  Bend Geoscience performs Phase II Assessments in accordance with the applicable standard, ASTM E 1903-11.

Phase III Environmental Site Assessments

The extent and type of known contamination on a site is evaluated in a Phase III Environmental Site Assessement.  A Phase III Assessment usually involves sampling and testing of soils or other materials, and can include remediation (clean up) of the site.

Site remediation can range from a simple excavation and disposal of contaminated soil (which Bend Geoscience performs on its own) to the design, installation, and operation of a complex vapor extraction or water treatment system (which Bend Geoscience coordinates with other technical consultants and remediation contractors).

Transaction Screens

A Transaction Screen is a preliminary environmental investigation of a site that determines if  there are "potential environmental concerns".  A Transaction Screen does not provide a client protection from liability for cleaning up pre-existing contamination. Transaction Screens are not as widely used as Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.  Bend Geoscience conducts Transaction Screens according to the applicable standard, ASTM E 1528-14.  The investigation includes a site inspection and a limited search of the site's history of use.

Bend Geoscience is ready to start your project.

We would be glad to provide you a price quote for performing an Environmental Site Assessement or Transaction Screen.  We can provide a scope of services for your project, with no commitment to hire us. We can begin your project immediately, so give us a call or send us an email.

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