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Phase I ESA’s – Austin, Texas
Lineberger Consulting Engineers, Inc. focuses on providing Phase I ESA’s that are simple and cost efficient.
With the impact of the recent regulatory restrictions on Land Development over underground water resources in the central and south Texas areas, developers must demand innovative, forward thinking engineering and design strategies to compete and ultimately permit a given project. Simply put, a properly designed environmental infrastructure system (filtration basin, Best Management Practices, Erosion control, Sediment Control, etc.) must give long-term, scalable capacity that maximizes return on investment and minimizes facility life cycle costs.
Lineberger takes a synergistic approach to environmental engineering by using experts with project specific experience in a collaborative environment. We serve a range of clients including land speculators and developers, religious organizations, health care entities, architectural teams, and construction firms.
In the United States, an environmental site assessment is a report prepared for a real estate holding that identifies potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities. The analysis, often called an ESA, typically addresses both the underlying land as well as physical improvements to the property. A proportion of contaminated sites are “brownfield sites.” In severe cases, brownfield sites may be added to the National Priorities List where they will be subject to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program.
The actual sampling of soil, air, groundwater and/or building materials is typically not conducted during a Phase I ESA. The Phase I ESA is generally considered the first step in the process of environmental due diligence. Standards for performing a Phase I site assessment have been promulgated by the US EPA and are based in part on ASTM in Standard E1527-05.
If a site is considered contaminated, a Phase II environmental site assessment may be conducted, ASTM test E1903, a more detailed investigation involving chemical analysis for hazardous substances and/or petroleum hydrocarbons.
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