Phase I - Identify readily detectable and significant environmental risks
Phase II - Evaluate potential or actual contamination found on site
Phase III - Identify specific remediation and clean-up measures
Phase I site assessments can be completed according to American Society for Testing and Materials guidelines or tailored to meet a client’s specific needs. Correct and comprehensive data are essential to making decisions with least-cost impact to project plans. L.R. Kimball provides the technical expertise needed to collect and evaluate site information in a cost effective, timely manner. Our experienced professional staff collects groundwater and soil samples during Phase II site investigations to evaluate contamination impacts. Based on the analytical results, Phase III recommendations can be made for remediation procedures. Once project plans are formulated, L.R. Kimball assists clients in acquiring permits for development activities by processing them through local municipal boards, planning commissions, boards of supervisors, borough councils, and other government agencies.
With the increasingly complex nature of the local, state, and federal environmental regulatory context, knowledge of permitting requirements for any type of development project is imperative. The advent of new legislation has provided future owners of former industrial properties opportunities for the release from liability for existing environmental conditions and to return of the property to active use. Heavy industrial sites are impacted by these state regulations and act as a stimulus to local economies by providing new places of employment and sources of tax revenue for local communities.