Houston Phase 2 Environmental Site AssessmentPhase 2 Environmental Site Assessment - Texas
A commercial client required environmental due diligence services to acquire a commercial warehouse property located in Houston, TX.
Lord and Winter completed a historical background search as a part of an ASTM 1527 compliant Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. RECs found were related to upgradient businesses. Lord and Winter completed a Limited Phase II Site Investigation where soil, groundwater, and soil vapor samples were tested for VOCs, SVOCs, RCRA Metals. The results of the Limited Phase II found that lead and arsenic failed Texas Commission on Environment and Quality Texas Risk Reduction Program Protective Concentration Levels. Lord and Winter communicated with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and determined that Lead passed state background levels. Further communication also determined that if the average arsenic concentration was beneath state soil background levels, TCEQ would not consider it a COC. Lord and Winter then returned to the site to collect the required soil samples for arsenic.
Lord and Winter was able to collect additional soil samples and provide data to our client showing the average concentration of Arsenic was beneath Texas soil background levels, which allowed the client to move forward with their transaction.
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