Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation
The team of trained experts at Sage Environmental provide high quality technical expertise, advice, and support to our clients as part of Stage 1 / Phase I Investigations.
Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI)
Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI): Also referred to as a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a method used to assist in determining potential environmental liabilities due to contamination on a site or property. This process involves a detailed review of land uses and history including a site visit, record searches, personal interviews and the evaluation of related information and reporting. This information is compiled and used to determine the potential of impact on a site due to contamination. Our reporting will provide conclusions and recommendations whether further investigations if warranted, such as a Stage 2 PSI / Phase II ESA.
Our Stage 1 PSI’s Meet:
- CSA Standard “Z768-01 Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment” – Phase 1 ESA
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC guidelines
- Requirements of Provincial and Federal regulators
A Stage 1 PSI / Phase I ESA May Be Used To:
- Meet a regulatory request, order or direction
- Provide a liability assessment prior to an acquisition or divestiture of a property or site
- Provide a due diligence measure in support of a real estate or financing agreement
- Provide baseline liability assessment prior to tenancy of a site
- Provide a due diligence measure for compliance in corporate stewardship
What Is A Phase I Environmental Assessment?
A Phase I ESA is primarily a desktop review accompanied by a site visit that will assess the current and historical uses of a property and the surrounding area…
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What we learn from City Directories
Written By: Kristen Cockburn, AAg City Directories are one source we use to understand the historical uses of a property and what was present within the surrounding area. City directories listed businesses in the city and served as a means of advertising for...
COVID-19 Precautions for Completing Contaminated Sites Assessments (Phase 1 and 2 ESAs)
Written By: Kristen Cockburn, AAg Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, Sage has adjusted our operations to ensure the safety of staff and clients. In addition to following the WorkSafeBC COVID-19 prescriptions, Sage has been developing additional tools to...
What can we learn from Fire Insurance Plans?
Written By: Kristen Cockburn, AAg In completing a Phase I ESA (Environmental Site Assessment), we use lots of different information sources to form a picture of land uses on a property and surrounding area through history. Some land uses have the potential to...
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