Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment Chicago

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment Chicago

What is an Phase II Environmental Site Assessment? Phase II Environmental Site Assessments are becoming more common in the Chicago Area due to increased commercial real estate transactions on older “run-down” buildings and property. Most Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) are performed when the Phase I ESA identifies some form of contamination and/or recommends …

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Underground Fuel Tank Regulations in Illinois

How Changes in Regulations are affecting Gas Station Owners

Underground Fuel Tank Regulations in Illinois On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an update to underground storage tank (UST) regulation and state program approval (SPA) regulation in the Federal Register. This was the first major revision to federal UST regulations since 1988. These new rules formed the basis of state …

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Great Lakes Health Tops Illinois Environmental Concerns

Environmental Services Chicago The Great Lakes have rebounded thanks to a federal cleanup. But that could be undone if regulations are lifted, Popular Science reports. Environmental Services CHICAGO — The continued health of the Great Lakes isn’t a topic on the Nov. 6 midterm election ballot in Illinois, but winners will have to confront the …

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How do I know if my commercial property is contaminated?

Soil and groundwater contamination can come from many sources, including past or present industrial and agricultural uses, gas tanks and gas stations, dry cleaning operations, residential fuel oil tanks, etc.  Getting information on the property can be done but, it can be time consuming. Knowledge can come from many places.  The county Register of Deeds can …

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What Must You Do About a UST Release?

Warning Signals indicate that your UST may be leaking and creating problems for the environment and your business. You can minimize these problems by paying careful attention to early warning signals and reacting quickly before major problems develop. In dealing with a suspected UST Release or Fuel Spill in Illinois, you should observe these warning signals: …

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is a report developed for commercial or industrial properties that may have environmental contamination liabilities. This investigation, sometimes called ESA, usually addresses both the land as well as physical improvements to the property.  Analysis of land includes testing for soil contamination, groundwater quality, surface water quality and even issues related to hazardous …

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