SITE ASSESSMENTS

AirQuest personnel have extensive experience performing environmental site assessment and due diligence investigations.

AirQuest's president is an American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) member that participates in the committee that publishes the industry standard for due diligence investigations.

1. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

AirQuest provides lenders, buyers, and sellers ASTM Designation:
E 1527 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I). The scope of Phase I includes:

Site Investigation/Inspection
  • Current property use
  • Description of property improvements
  • General site setting
  • Interior and exterior observations
  • Review of user provided information
  • Liens or activity and use limitations
  • Environmental issues
  • Property use information
Records Review
  • Standard environmental record sources
  • Physical setting source(s)
  • Historical use information on the property
  • Historical use information on adjoining properties
Interviews
  • Property owner
  • Site managers
  • Occupants
  • Government officials
Report Preparation
  • Findings
  • Opinions
  • Conclusions
  • Deviations

At the request of the client, AirQuest can integrate Non-Scope Considerations into the Phase I report. Although such Non-Scope Considerations are beyond the scope of the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment process, these issues may represent a Business Environmental Risk to be considered prior to property listing or acquisition. Non-Scope Considerations that may be integrated into Phase I include:

  • Asbestos survey
  • Radon
  • Lead-based paint
  • Lead in drinking water
  • Wetlands
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Cultural and historic resources
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Health & safety
  • Ecological resources
  • Endangered species
  • Indoor air quality
  • High voltage power lines
  • Mold & moisture
Transaction Screens

There are many situations that do not require the vigorous
due diligence investigation that is performed as part of a Phase I.
In such instances, a transaction screen in accordance with ASTM Designation: E 1528 is more appropriate. The transaction screen process provides the framework for a potential purchaser to conduct
a due diligence investigation at a reduced cost and scope. AirQuest routinely provides transaction screens in such circumstances to save the client's time and money. The scope of the transaction screen includes a site inspection, completion of the transaction screen questionnaire and database review. The findings are presented in a report that determines if further investigation (such as a Phase I) is warranted.

2.Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

AirQuest assists lenders, owners, and potential purchasers in evaluating potential impacts to the environment through the Phase II Environmental Site Assessment ("Phase II") process.

The scope of the Phase II will be determined by site-specific conditions and concerns and may encompass one or more of the following:

Soil Investigation
  • Advancement of soil borings
  • Collection of surface samples
  • Field analysis of soil samples
  • Laboratory analysis of soil samples
  • Petroleum constituents
  • Solvent constituents
  • Pesticide constituents
  • Inorganic constituents
  • Collection and laboratory analysis of soil gas samples
  • Petroleum constituents
  • Solvent constituents
Groundwater Investigation
  • Installation of temporary or permanent monitoring wells
  • Collection and laboratory analysis of round water samples
  • Petroleum constituents
  • Solvent constituents
  • Pesticide constituents
  • Inorganic constituents
Air Investigationn
  • Field analysis of air quality
  • Temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Dew point temperature
  • Wet bulb temperature
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Particulate matter
  • Laboratory analysis of air quality
  • Petroleum constituents
  • Solvent constituents
  • Pesticide constituents
  • Microbial populations (bacteria and fungi)
  • Particular matter