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Environmental Performance, Inc. provides a full range of environmental consulting services for your real estate related environmental needs. Since 1995, EPI has been providing Phase I / Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), remediation and site closure services for contaminated sites across Texas. Our ability to understand complex environmental issues in business terms allows us to translate such issues into actionable business options for our clients.

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PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT (ESA)

Phase I ESA is an essential element of due diligence during a real estate property transaction of any kind. The process helps identify whether the soils and groundwater at a particular property have been impacted by current or historical activities on site or from contaminated sites in the surrounding area. Such knowledge is relevant in a real estate transaction as cleanup costs create liabilities that are not identified otherwise.

PHASE I ESA STANDARDS

EPI conducts Phase I ESA studies to conform to the latest established guidelines and requirement that include the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Practice E1527-13 as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) in accordance with 40 CFR Part 312 that provides prospective purchaser limitations on CERCLA liability. Adherence to such standards assures that the Phase I ESA reports are acceptable across the U.S. as well as internationally. EPI also conducts Phase I ESAs that conform to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) requirements and provides an SBA Reliance Letter with each Phase I ESA report. A range of additional services can also be added to a standard Phase I ESA to customize a report. Contact us for your Phase I needs.

 

PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT (ESA)

Sites that are identified as potentially high risk for contamination due to existing or previous operations, and those identified with present Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) are subjected to a more rigorous scrutiny with an invasive soil and groundwater testing protocol formally known as a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment. This process involves taking soil and groundwater samples from spatially distributed soil borings and monitoring wells that are drilled as part of the investigation. The samples tested in a State accredited environmental laboratory provide definitive evidence of contamination on site.

PHASE II SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of a Phase II ESA investigation is site specific and generally depends on the findings of the Phase I ESA report. As such, the scope of investigation, which includes the number of borings, the media to be sampled, the contaminants of concern (COCs) are determined by EPI’s scientists who have years of experience dealing with similar types of sites or specific suite of contaminants. This design phase can be the most critical element in a Phase II study and is one where EPI’s depth of experience can help clients pinpoint issues. Contact us for your Phase II needs.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (M&A) ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE SERVICES

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) environmental due diligence is a multi-disciplinary knowledge based process with the key objective of identifying all aspects of environmental risks that come into play during the acquisition of a company.  While the threshold of risk can be substantially higher than that for a specific site related issue, these risks cover a range from major internal environmental liabilities to third party liabilities associated with Superfund sites.

EPI’s EXPERIENCE

EPI has provided advice on over $20 billion of M&A transactions nationwide for commercial and industrial transactions since it was established in 1995. Transaction sizes have ranged from several million dollars to a billion dollars. EPI’s professionals have experience in understanding the business processes and are able to identify environmental risks, which in many instances are not obvious during a transaction. Contact us for your M&A due diligence needs before you go too far into the negotiations. What we find may make a difference in your acquisition price.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SITE REMEDIATION

Remediation refers to the processes and actions required to transition a contaminated site from the investigation phase to a site closure status with the State regulatory agency. As such the term encompasses a wide spectrum of services ranging from human and ecological exposure risk assessment to removal and disposal of contaminated materials or treatment of affected groundwater.

EPI’s QUALIFICATIONS

In the State of Texas, the overarching program administered by the State’s environmental agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is known as the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP). EPI’s professionals are qualified to provide geological, hydrogeological, modeling, regulatory standards comparison, and remediation alternatives to their clients for an expeditious transition to the site closure status. Some of the programs under the TRRP that EPI’s professionals have direct experience in include the following:

  • Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP)
  • Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP)
  • Ready for Reuse Program (RfR)
  • sites that are under corrective action order from the regulatory agency.

OIL AND GAS RELATED SITES

EPI also provides a full range of environmental assessment and remediation services related to the oil and gas industry, which is administered by the Texas Railroad Commission. These programs mirror the remediation regulations administered by the TCEQ but are related to existing and historical oil and gas production sites and both active and abandoned pipelines and transmission stations. For more information about risk-based closure and site remediation services, contact us.

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST) SERVICES

Contamination from leaking underground storage tanks is one of the most common environmental issues encountered during site investigations. These can be related to historical or current gas stations or from historical underground storage tanks installed at commercial or industrial facilities. Collectively, sites with leaks from underground storage tanks are termed as Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) sites and are regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the State’s environmental regulatory agency.

EPI’s QUALIFICATIONS

EPI is a Registered Corrective Action Specialist (RCAS) firm with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and several of EPI’s professionals are registered Corrective Action Project Managers (CAPM). These qualifications distinguish EPI as a select group of firms that can provide leaking petroleum tank assessment and remediation services in the State of Texas. With extensive experience in numerous LPST closures, EPI professionals are ready to help you resolve your underground storage tank issues. EPI also helps its clients with turnkey construction management services in the event underground storage tanks have to be removed from a site. These services include identifying several credentialed and certified removal contractors, preparing specifications for removal and restoration, obtaining and analyzing multiple bids, selection process recommendations, project oversight, and sampling and closure services during the removal process. Let the credentialed professionals at EPI help you with your leaking petroleum storage tank needs. Contact us.

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SERVICES

Environmental Performance, Inc. provides a full range of environmental consulting services for your real estate related environmental needs. Since 1995, EPI has been providing Phase I / Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), remediation and site closure services for contaminated sites across Texas. Our ability to understand complex environmental issues in business terms allows us to translate such issues into actionable business options for our clients.

PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT (ESA)

Phase I ESA is an essential element of due diligence during a real estate property transaction of any kind. The process helps identify whether the soils and groundwater at a particular property have been impacted by current or historical activities on site or from contaminated sites in the surrounding area. Such knowledge is relevant in a real estate transaction as cleanup costs create liabilities that are not identified otherwise.

PHASE I ESA STANDARDS

EPI conducts Phase I ESA studies to conform to the latest established guidelines and requirement that include the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Practice E1527-13 as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) in accordance with 40 CFR Part 312 that provides prospective purchaser limitations on CERCLA liability. Adherence to such standards assures that the Phase I ESA reports are acceptable across the U.S. as well as internationally. EPI also conducts Phase I ESAs that conform to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) requirements and provides an SBA Reliance Letter with each Phase I ESA report. A range of additional services can also be added to a standard Phase I ESA to customize a report. Contact us for your Phase I needs.

 

PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT (ESA)

Sites that are identified as potentially high risk for contamination due to existing or previous operations, and those identified with present Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) are subjected to a more rigorous scrutiny with an invasive soil and groundwater testing protocol formally known as a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment. This process involves taking soil and groundwater samples from spatially distributed soil borings and monitoring wells that are drilled as part of the investigation. The samples tested in a State accredited environmental laboratory provide definitive evidence of contamination on site.

PHASE II SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of a Phase II ESA investigation is site specific and generally depends on the findings of the Phase I ESA report. As such, the scope of investigation, which includes the number of borings, the media to be sampled, the contaminants of concern (COCs) are determined by EPI’s scientists who have years of experience dealing with similar types of sites or specific suite of contaminants. This design phase can be the most critical element in a Phase II study and is one where EPI’s depth of experience can help clients pinpoint issues. Contact us for your Phase II needs.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (M&A) ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE SERVICES

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) environmental due diligence is a multi-disciplinary knowledge based process with the key objective of identifying all aspects of environmental risks that come into play during the acquisition of a company.  While the threshold of risk can be substantially higher than that for a specific site related issue, these risks cover a range from major internal environmental liabilities to third party liabilities associated with Superfund sites.

EPI’s EXPERIENCE

EPI has provided advice on over $20 billion of M&A transactions nationwide for commercial and industrial transactions since it was established in 1995. Transaction sizes have ranged from several million dollars to a billion dollars. EPI’s professionals have experience in understanding the business processes and are able to identify environmental risks, which in many instances are not obvious during a transaction. Contact us for your M&A due diligence needs before you go too far into the negotiations. What we find may make a difference in your acquisition price.

ENVIRONMENTAL SITE REMEDIATION

Remediation refers to the processes and actions required to transition a contaminated site from the investigation phase to a site closure status with the State regulatory agency. As such the term encompasses a wide spectrum of services ranging from human and ecological exposure risk assessment to removal and disposal of contaminated materials or treatment of affected groundwater.

EPI’s QUALIFICATIONS

In the State of Texas, the overarching program administered by the State’s environmental agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is known as the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP). EPI’s professionals are qualified to provide geological, hydrogeological, modeling, regulatory standards comparison, and remediation alternatives to their clients for an expeditious transition to the site closure status. Some of the programs under the TRRP that EPI’s professionals have direct experience in include the following:

  • Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP)
  • Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP)
  • Ready for Reuse Program (RfR)
  • sites that are under corrective action order from the regulatory agency.

OIL AND GAS RELATED SITES

EPI also provides a full range of environmental assessment and remediation services related to the oil and gas industry, which is administered by the Texas Railroad Commission. These programs mirror the remediation regulations administered by the TCEQ but are related to existing and historical oil and gas production sites and both active and abandoned pipelines and transmission stations. For more information about risk-based closure and site remediation services, contact us.

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST) SERVICES

Contamination from leaking underground storage tanks is one of the most common environmental issues encountered during site investigations. These can be related to historical or current gas stations or from historical underground storage tanks installed at commercial or industrial facilities. Collectively, sites with leaks from underground storage tanks are termed as Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) sites and are regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the State’s environmental regulatory agency.

EPI’s QUALIFICATIONS

EPI is a Registered Corrective Action Specialist (RCAS) firm with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and several of EPI’s professionals are registered Corrective Action Project Managers (CAPM). These qualifications distinguish EPI as a select group of firms that can provide leaking petroleum tank assessment and remediation services in the State of Texas. With extensive experience in numerous LPST closures, EPI professionals are ready to help you resolve your underground storage tank issues. EPI also helps its clients with turnkey construction management services in the event underground storage tanks have to be removed from a site. These services include identifying several credentialed and certified removal contractors, preparing specifications for removal and restoration, obtaining and analyzing multiple bids, selection process recommendations, project oversight, and sampling and closure services during the removal process. Let the credentialed professionals at EPI help you with your leaking petroleum storage tank needs. Contact us.