What is involved in Environmental Site Assessment?
The first step for your property is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. For a Phase I ESA, a contractor will research the past and present uses of the site, review existing environmental studies, and conduct a preliminary site inspection to establish the likelihood of contamination. This investigation will determine whether or not further assessment is necessary.

If the Phase I ESA identifies Recognized Environmental Concerns, the report will recommend a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment. This step involves soil and/or water sampling to identify the types and concentrations of contaminants and the appropriate cleanup. A Phase II ESA is tailored to the specific conditions and intended future uses of the property. It will determine whether or not cleanup activities are necessary.

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1. How do I know if the property I own or am interested in buying / developing is a Brownfield?
2. What is involved in Environmental Site Assessment?
3. Are assessments and clean-ups expensive?
4. Why are Brownfields a priority for Texarkana?