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  • Brent Hansen Environmental

    ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS Phase I

    Your Logo Here

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • Presentation Objectives: Rationale for performing Phase I ESAsBasic features & costs of a Phase I ESAProfessional services/team BHE providesExamples of potential concernsImplications for real estate industry Questions and answers

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • History of Phase I ESAs A Manitoba Environment / Conservation initiative methods and protocols. Initially required for petroleum storage sites to identify and characterize impacts 1993.Extended to all sites that may be potentially impacted / contaminated 1998. Primarily commercial property present time:Motivated by lending institutions.

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • What is a Phase I ESA?An investigation to identify actual and potential site contaminants. Involves the recording and assessment of what can be documented/observed. Does not involve sampling, analytical or remediation activities Phase II. Does not involve policing, compliance and/or enforcement issues.

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • Why commission a Phase I ESA? Provides baseline of enviro information: Eliminates uncertainty about potential environmental liabilities.Exercises professional due diligence.Assists with making informed decisions regarding transactions and site usage. Transferable use if / when decommissioning or redeveloping property in future.

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • Features of a Phase I ESA A. Historical investigation of property: title search, plans/permits, regulatory reports, aerial photos, past/present/future usage, etc.Interviews with past/present owners, tenants, neighbors, appropriate government officials.Site Inspection of buildings, equipment, land, and surface water for signs of contamination and storage/handling of hazardous materials.

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • Sample of an Aerial Photo

    Shows geographical location (sec/twsp/range)Shows adjacent land use, industriesShows ground and surface water sourcesShows relevant landmarks, highways

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • Features of a Phase I ESA B. Geological / geotechnical information: Surface and groundwater identificationBedrock geology and topography Soil classification and implications C. Evaluative report: Includes recommendations usually no further remedial action beyond identification required.

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • BHE Services & Professional TeamInclusive cost of Phase I ESA is $ 1950. + GST.Timeline 3 to 4 weeks (pending complications)Professional services / team: Data collection, collation and research;Property and building/s inspection, including comprehensive interior and exterior photos; Environmental engineers research and report;Guaranteed confidentiality, with full professional environmental liability insurance.

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • Environmental Concerns Hazardous Material: A material that may, upon exposure, constitute an identifiable risk to human health or the natural environment. Asbestos, PCBs, lead, ozone-depleting substances, UFFI Contaminant: The presence in soil, air, water, groundwater or structures of a material or condition that may adversely affect human health or the natural environment.Dioxins, furans (burning barrel/ashes),oil, solvents

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • Implications for Realtors Required for commercial properties. Will eventually expand to personal properties.Vendor / realtor can be proactive in obtaining plan ahead to avoid delays.Phase I ESA is a selling feature eliminates uncertainties and facilitates fast sale. Both vendor and realtor ensure due diligence and limit liability.

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

  • Brent Hansen Environmental402 10th St. Brandon, MB R7A 4G2 Ph: 726-3335 Fx: 727-7538www.wastenot.mb.ca

    Brandon Real Estate Board - June 19/2003

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