|Environmental Site Assessments and Record of Site Condition|
|Phase I Environmental Site Assessment ("ESA") has become an integral part of due diligence on the site conditions for residential, commercial and industrial properties. Envirovision Inc. performs Phase I ESAs in accordance with the Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 153/04 and the Canadian Standards Association Standard Z768-01 to identify historical, actual or potential site contamination in Toronto, GTA and Ontario.
A Phase I ESA of your property involves the systematic gathering of information to identify actual or potential contamination, or source of contamination. A phase I ESA may include but is not limited to:
|A Phase I ESA does not regularly involve sample collection or analysis.
WHY COMPLETE A PHASE I ESA AT YOUR PROPERTY?
WHY COMPLETE A PHASE II ESA AT YOUR PROPERTY?
Envirovision performs Phase II ESAs for Toronto, GTA and Ontario properties to determine the nature and extent of any potential contamination at a property. Based on recommendations provided in the initial assessment (Phase I ESA), we develop a soil and water sampling program for Phase ll ESA of your property to be conducted at the site by staff together with subcontractors. The sampling strategy of Phase ll ESA of your property may include the evaluation of adjacent properties if previous information indicates that there is a potential for off-site contaminant migration towards the site under investigation. We subcontract services only to knowledgeable professional drilling companies that have previous experience working with Environmental Site Assessments in Toronto, GTA and Ontario.
The purpose of a Phase II ESA is to evaluate the environmental condition of the subsurface soils and/or groundwater on the site in the areas of potential environmental concern ("APECs") corresponding to the findings of the Phase I ESA. A standard Scope of work can include, but is not limited to:
Envirovision is always ready to present our clients with clear options on how to proceed after contamination was identified at your property. We have performed more than 400 similar projects in Toronto, GTA and Ontario.
RECORD OF SITE CONDITION
A Record of Site Condition (RSC) is required under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Ontario Regulation ("O. Reg.") 153 as amended on January 1, 2014. As results of the amendments, a property owner is required to submit a clear and transparent RSC, including clear Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) requirements which reflect best practices. According to the Guide for Completing Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments under Ontario Regulation 153/04 dated July 2011, a RSC is "a report documenting the results of one or more ESAs of a property" that is filed electronically in the Environmental Site Registry ("ESR"). Soil quality standard defining the quality of soil must accompany a RSC.
A RSC becomes needed when the property owner considers changing the use of property from commercial/industrial to any of the following: