Experience and Knowledge
KEY CONTACTS:

STEVE SMOLNICKY, CET, CES

Manager
ssmolnic@EnviroGeoTesting.com

CHANDRA ACHARYA, A.M.ASCE, P.ENG.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer & Geoscientist
cacharya@EnviroGeoTesting.com

SUHASINI GAEKWAD, B.ENG.

Civil Engineer
sgaekwad@EnviroGeoTesting.com

MIKE BERNHART

Technician, Lab Manager, Estevan, SK
mikeb@EnviroGeoTesting.com
306-716-7155

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Phase I ESA (Environmental Site Assessment)
Phase II ESA (Environmental Site Assessment)
Phase III ESA (Environmental Remediation)
Selected Projects Completed

At EGT, we are committed to assisting our clients with issues concerning environmental compliance. We have a detailed and comprehensive understanding of environmental regulations, and an excellent relationship with local agencies and governments. EGT provides a wide range of assessment and cleanup services to assist our clients through environmental due diligence and construction phases of the project. A thorough understanding of your project, combined with our practical knowledge gained through years of experience and continuous training, allows us to recognize and promptly address important issues. Doing so helps you control costs and keep your projects on or ahead of schedule.

Our staff is fully trained and experienced in the identification of environmental hazards. We assess potential risks for our client, whether environmental or financial, in the development of their project.

Our complete environmental engineering services include the planning, design, construction, and operation as it pertains to environmental site assessments, remediation and more. Within the context of a real estate transaction, an environmental site assessment (ESA) is a tool allowing managers to make an enlightened decision pertaining to environmental risks associated with the potential acquisition of a property. In several cases, phases I and II can be integrated in order to reduce both study costs and realization delays.

Environmental assessments conducted by EnviroGeoTesting include phase I, II & III site assessments, oil field reclamation and underground storage tank removals and remediation. Investigations are conducted in accordance with Alberta Environmental Protection, Canadian Council of Minister of the Environment, ASTM, AECB & CSA guidelines.

Our Environmental Services includes:

Hydrogeological Assessment

Environmental Screenings

EA screenings under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to identify and mitigate the anticipated environmental effects for your projects.

PHASE I ESA (ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT)

A Phase I ESA is a non-intrusive investigation conducted to identify actual or potential site contamination. The investigation and report writing shall be conducted using internal protocol and procedure. These adhere to CMHC requirements as prescribed in the NHA Mortgage Loan Insurance Handbook. The Phase I ESA shall be conducted in accordance with Latest CSA Standard Z768-01(R2006): Phase I Environmental Site Assessment guide lines, which set standards for review of information pertaining to the site, completion of detailed checklists, site inspection procedures and preparation of the final report.

Phase I ESA's shall be intended to help determine potential environmental liabilities and to establish the basis for further investigative work by:

Phase I ESAs shall be conducted using appropriate methodologies for the objectives in the scope of work, including the use of standardized and generally agreed upon procedures. Sufficient information should be obtained, evaluated, and presented to support the professional engineer's conclusions.

The four principal components of a Phase I ESA are:

Procedures used are detailed as follows:

Upon completion of the historical review, site inspection and interviews a report will be prepared with a conclusion indicating either:

PHASE II ESA (ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT)

The findings of a Phase I ESA or the known historic use of a site may lead to the recommendation of additional investigations on the subject property. These would typically involve the sampling and testing of soil, water, air or suspect materials.

Objective: The objective of a Phase II ESA is to characterize or delineate environmental conditions related to a property. It is the professional engineer's responsibility to carry out a detailed enough investigation to identify, characterize, or delineate the nature and extent of contamination both above and below grade on the property. The Phase II ESA shall be conducted in accordance with Latest CSA Standard Z769-00(R2004): Phase II Environmental Site Assessment guide lines.

Study Considerations: The principal components of a Phase II ESA are:

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments Involves:

A Phase II ESA shall be as detailed as necessary for the purpose of the study. It should be guided by such information as:

Procedures used are detailed as follows:

PHASE III ESA (ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION)

The results of the Phase II assessment shall be sufficient to provide a representative description of the media/materials requiring remediation or management, by defining the contamination's nature, quantity, area, vertical distribution and location.

Objectives: The objective of remediation is most often to return an impacted property/site to an environmental condition that will sustain its intended reuse. Alternatively, the objective can be to secure the site in a manner that mitigates or prevents future adverse impacts.

Clean-up Targets: Generally, there are three approaches that can be used to determine the clean-up level to be achieved during site remediation in accordance relevant guidelines. These three options are:

In principle, clean-up to background can be used for any site. It is essentially a remedial strategy that restores the property to an environmental condition consistent with the ambient or background conditions.

In practice, such an approach is seldom, if ever, adopted. Clean-up criteria have been developed by several government agencies to assist proponents in establishing criteria that are protective of human health and/or the environment. Generic criteria are most commonly developed for such media as soil, ground water, surface water, air and sediment. These so-called "generic" criteria were developed for a range of applications, including different land uses, land-use sensitivity, depth of contamination, and surface water or ground water use.

A site management or remedial approach based on site-specific risk assessment shall be used to optimize site remediation for a particular site, based on conditions at that site.

Procedures used are detailed as follows:

SELECTED PROJECT COMPLETED

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