Phase I ESA
STAR recently carried out a comprehensive Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on the site in accordance with the ASTM International (ASTM) E1527-21 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments and the “all appropriate inquiries” (AAI) requirement under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) outlined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 132. The objective of this assessment was to identify any Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) present or likely to be present on the site. The assessment specifically focused on the presence or likelihood of the presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products under conditions that suggest an existing release, past release, or imminent threat of release.
The assessment also aimed to evaluate the potential risk to the health and well-being of the public and workers on the site. This included an evaluation of the potential exposure pathways, the toxicity of any substances detected, and the likelihood of human exposure. This information was used to determine the need for additional investigation and/or testing to better understand the site’s environmental condition and potential risks.
The different sites of assessment were:
- Katy Mills Rice Silos
- Carwash Facilities
- Former Watercraft Engine Repair and Testing Facility
- 120 Acre Conroe Residential Development
In conclusion, the Phase I ESA performed by STAR was a thorough and comprehensive assessment that aimed to gather information about the site’s environmental condition and potential risks to public health and safety. The findings of the assessment will be used to determine the next steps in ensuring the site is safe for human use and occupation.