- Information Gathering and Analysis
It's imperative that we will need all the information we can to come up with the most effective RAP. That's why we always recommend you to approach us from the beginning so that we can offer you a reliable, effective and cost-efficient service.
Generally, we will look at all the findings and reports of the prior ESAs to gather the information we need. The information includes the classification and delineation of the present contaminants in accordance with state, local and federal regulations and codes for safe disposal. Most ESA reports highlight the contaminants found on a property as RECs for easy identification.
We will also need to determine the volume of impacted groundwater, soil, air or other aspects of your property. Our team will need information on contaminant's pathway of migration through groundwater and soil to check its spread. We will also review notifications and approvals from regulatory and environmental agencies for maximum information.
After we have gathered all the information, we proceed to investigate your site.
- Site Investigation for REC Implications
We will skip this step if we have been hired by you to undertake the prior Phase I to Phase III ESAs. If not, we will need to investigate the site before we can plan remedial actions.
The site investigation helps us to confirm the absence or presence of contaminants and find out the boundaries or delineation of the contaminants. We can conduct various visual inspections and also collect samples to be tested in our laboratories. The analysis will enable us to get into the depths of each contaminant and plan for their effective eradication.
- Site Investigation for RAP Development
We will also conduct a site investigation to help us plan our remedial actions. For example, we may need to investigate the site for finding the ideal locations for drilling boreholes to decontaminate soil or groundwater. The site investigation will also reveal other important details such as underground utility clearances, location of underground tanks and so on.
We will send our team to your site who will carry out the investigations as determined by our environmentalists.
- Goals and Objectives
Before we actually sit and plan out the remedial actions, we like to know your goals and objectives regarding your real estate investment. Our team will come up with customized remedial plans based on your individual needs and preferences so that our remediation aligns with your business objectives.
It goes without saying that the remedial plans will vary according to projects, as each client presents a unique set of needs and preferences.
- Remedial Action Plan Development
Now comes the turn to put our heads together and develop the most suitable Remedial Action Plan for your property. Our team will evaluate each REC and create a remedial plan to get rid of the specific contamination.
We will develop site and REC-specific remedial plans that are feasible through our quantitative risk assessment model. Our team will include the exact steps you need to take in order to eliminate all environmental liabilities. We will also measure in timeframes, costs, construction requirements, health and environmental safety implications and more to determine the best way to go.
Our team will only recommend the plans that cause the least disruptions to your site and save you time, cost and effort. We can use different remedial methods such as soil and groundwater treatment, excavation, soil vapor extraction, air stripping, solidification, stabilization and more based on your needs and preferences.
You can also benefit from leaving the contaminants as it is and adopting a risk management-based remediation plan. Our team will plan risk-based remediation strategies for you where it's not practical to go for cleanup.
Among other considerations, we will account for physical or chemical limitations of each method. Finally, we will get regulatory approval from necessary environmental agencies so that you can implement the plan with full confidence.
All our findings and recommendations as part of the remedial plan will be included in our report. You can use our report to implement the remedial plans after we hand it over. We can present the report in convenient electronic formats for easy access directly in your inbox.
A Phase IV ESA RAP generally leads to Phase V ESA where the plan is implemented. We can also help you perform Phase V and Phase VI ESAs ending in site closures for certificates of clearance.