Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) / Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI)
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a report prepared for a real estate holding that identifies potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities and typically addresses underlying land as well as physical improvements to the property. The actual sampling of soil, air, groundwater and building materials is usually not performed during this stage. A Phase I ESA is generally the first step in the process of environmental due diligence.
Phase II Environmental Site Assessment / Stage 2 Preliminary Site Investigation
If after a Phase I ESA there is a chance contamination is present, the next step of environmental due diligence is a Phase II ESA. A Phase II ESA generally takes a much more in-depth analysis of the property and usually involves taking soil, groundwater and building material samples to test for contamination like asbestos or mould.
Phase III Environmental Site Assessment/ Remediation
The remediation stage of an ESA, or the Phase III, occurs after all of the information from the Phase I and Phase II has been used to design a plan to return the environment affected to a natural, healthy and remediated state. A Phase III ESA or remediation plan is the final stage of environmental due diligence and can include any kind of methods or technologies needed to complete a remediation plan.
Erosion control involves preventing or controlling wind and water erosion in agriculture, land development, coastal areas, river banks and construction. It is used in natural areas, agricultural settings or urban environments and often uses physical controls like barriers of vegetation or rock or building and maintaining storm drains and stormwater management programs. Erosion control is important for preventing water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.
Industry facilities that store, manufacture, transport, recycle or handle dangerous goods, hazardous wastes or hazardous chemicals are held to strict guidelines as to how to handle a spill or release of any kind of hazardous materials. Enviromarc is available around the clock to plan and execute a spill response plan in accordance to the guidelines of whatever region the spill has occurred in to effectively and safely maintain the integrity of the environment surro
When a landfill has reached its capacity for function, regardless of reason, it is a very complicated and specific process to close a landfill. It is essential for the health of the environment that when a landfill has been closed, the slowly decomposing garbage that releases gases such as methane and the leachate layer that has collected below the garbage is properly disposed and taken care of.
Weed Program Management
Weeds and other invasive plant species can be incredibly destructive to the environment and detrimental to the efficiency fo your project. Getting rid of weeds in the most eco-friendly way can be complicated, and even harder to keep them gone. Our consultants can design and implement a comprehensive weed management plan to ensure neither the environment or your project is hindered by invasive weed species.
Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling
Enviromarc uses a variety of techniques, tools and expertise to collect samples representative of the aquifer at a property and monitor and test the quality of the groundwater. This can be done on a regular/semi-regular basis to ensure the aquifer remains or returns to quality standards and regulations.
Approved Code of Practice Monitoring and Reporting
Approved Code of Practice's (APOCs) are guidelines designed with specific legal standing to ensure that health and safety regulations and laws are followed. They protect employees from the wide range of hazardous materials and working practices that could harm them and allows a company to be not be legally at fault in case of incident or injury where an APOC was not followed thoroughly. By monitoring and reporting to ensure APOCs are followed, the safety of both employee and employer is insured.
Indoor Air Quality
The air quality in our houses, homes and buildings can easily become contaminated and polluted and the cumulated effect of many contaminants or the strong presence of several hazardous pollutants can quickly threaten health and safety. Enviromarc is able to fully and comprehensively test the indoor quality of your home or workplace for carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, mould, volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, dust and particulates and relative humidity.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is often found in homes and buildings. It is caused by the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and contaminates the air. It typically moves from the ground into the air through cracks and holes in the foundation and can cause radon poisoning, which can be fatal. Radon poisoning is known to put people at great risk for lung cancer. It is odourless, colourless and tasteless.
Worker Exposure Assessment
Employers must characterise and measure the possibilities and extents of respiratory hazards in the workplace and then provide sufficient procedure and PPE to ensure the highest degree of employee safety possible. This includes information about respiratory hazards, a reasonable estimate of the extent of that hazard, emergency protocol concerning the hazard and PPE for employees as necessary.
Environmental Compliance Auditing
An Environmental Compliance Audit is an investigation of the compliance status of a facility and the extent of environmental liability. It is a documented and comprehensive report of a property or facility and of its operating and administrative procedures. It studies an organisation's environmental effects and determines how well it performs relevant to local, provincial and national environmental laws and regulations.
Risk Assessment and Management
Risk assessment and management is when an identified risk to health and safety or environment is managed and monitored as needed to prevent any harm, injury or contamination.
Waste minimization is important because it helps protect the environment and it makes good business sense. In fact, businesses can simultaneously manage both business and environmental objectives by focusing on waste minimization to save money!