gale | jordan associates, inc. provides in-depth Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) of real property to identify recognized potentially burdensome environmental conditions that may have impacted the property value or land use. gja works with regulatory agencies, property owners and operators, potential buyers, and lending institutions, to ensure a thorough assessment. The Phase I ESA investigations are performed in accordance with the applicable ASTM ESA protocol, by an Environmental Professional (formerly an "REA"). The assessment identifies potential environmental concerns, “red flags” for the property, which may be crucial to anyone in determining a course of action regarding a transaction.
The Phase II ESA is performed when sampling is necessary to determine the extent or existence of potential hazards discovered during the Phase I. Based on the analytical results of the Phase II ESA, additional investigation - a Phase III ESA - may be required.
gale | jordan associates provides environmental drilling services and field support, including the preparation and performance of Phase II & III Work Plans, including Health and Safety Plans, under the supervision of a California Professional Geologist. Utilizing Geoprobe® sampling equipment, gja provides the collection of subsurface soil, soil vapor, and groundwater samples.
Based on the analytical results, contaminant plumes which have polluted the subsurface may be defined. In response, gja can prepare a Remedial Action Plan as required. At all phases of the project, gja works with the regulatory agencies on behalf of our clients.
Additionally, permanent and temporary narrow-diameter groundwater monitoring wells or piezometers can be installed. This monitoring is used for projects involving property transfers and environmental assessment of sites impacted by oil production pipe lines, and leaking underground tanks used for storage of hydrocarbon products, including solvents.