Environmental Consulting Services
Environmental Compliance and Review
EnSol assesses a site with regard to applicable regulatory frameworks, operating permits and approvals in order to
determine whether a site is in compliance. Site inspections and facility operations monitoring are undertaken to
determine compliance with local, state and/or federal requirements. Once an adequate information base has been
established that characterizes operations at the facility, EnSol proposes facility improvements in a report format
that clearly identifies cost savings associated with each modification or improvement identified. Some of our clients
refer to us as 'efficiency experts,' as we have made numerous cost-effective improvements at many solid waste management
facilities. EnSol firmly believes that, with our inspections and reviews, a facility can be run efficiently and
Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) Brownfields
EPA defines Brownfields as abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or
redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.
EnSol is expertly qualified to provide clients with Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and Brownfield clean-up capability
to assist communities in revitalizing such properties, both environmentally and economically. The major components of a
Brownfield ESA are Site Investigation (SI) and Remedial Alternatives Report (RAR) for the Proposed Remedial Action Plan.
Site Investigation/RAR Workplan
- Records Review and Interviews, Site Reconnaissance
- Develop and Fulfill SI/RAR Workplan Objectives
- Evaluation & Report
- Develop Alternatives and Analysis of Alternatives
The purpose of this Brownfield Site Assessment is to identify, to the extent feasible per Standard Practice guidelines,
recognized environmental conditions in connection with real property. The Records Review, Site Reconnaissance, and Interviews
are used in concert with each other to provide a comprehensive history of site conditions. Recognized Environmental Condition
(REC) The Site Investigation will provide sufficient information to fulfill the workplan objectives and make a preliminary
identification of potential remedial alternatives. Additionally, the SI will further define the study area of the SI/RAR and
perform a Health and Environmental Risk Assessment as necessary.
The second component of Brownfield assessment performed by EnSol is:
Remedial Alternatives Report
- Work Plan Development
- Investigative Functions
- Evaluation and Reporting of Activities
- Presentation of Findings and Conclusions
The objective of Remedial Alternatives Report is to evaluate the RECs identified in the Site Investigation. The RAR will include
descriptions of the site, the nature and extent of contamination as well as a discussion on identification and development of
alternatives, a detailed analysis of alternatives with individual and comparative analysis.
Based on the findings of the SI/RA Report, a Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) can be prepared by EnSol, or a regulatory
agency, which summarizes the proposed remedy for the property.
Phase I Site Assessment
The purpose of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Transaction Screen Process is to identify, to the extent feasible
per Standard Practice Guidelines, recognized environmental conditions in connection with real property. EnSol performs Environmental
Site Assessment (ESA) for clients who seek to sell or endeavor to purchase lands and/or facilities for commercial use.
The four major components of a Phase I ESA are records review, site reconnaissance, interviews and evaluation and report. To identify
the environmental risk associated with a site prior to a property transfer these audits generally include a site visit, research into the
present and past uses of the site with regard to activities that may have resulted in contamination, investigation of the site regulatory
history as well as collection and analysis of any available analytical data. Based on these activities, EnSol will make a recommendation
regarding any suspected presence or sources of potential contamination or Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) associated with the
site. EnSol brings its professional experience to the fore in providing clients with timely and accurate information gathered from this
Phase II Site Assessment
The objective of conducting a Phase II ESA is to sample and evaluate the Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) identified in the
Phase I ESA or Transaction Screen Process. Simply stated, a Phase II ESA is used to develop sufficient information regarding a site to
meet the business objectives of the user and to provide sufficient data to assist the user in making informed business decisions.
EnSol is expertly qualified to provide clients with Phase II Site Assessment services. The components of a Phase II ESA are workplan
development, site investigation activities, evaluation and presentation of data, and presentation of findings and conclusions. Our goal
is to develop information from which a professional opinion can be rendered that, with respect to the RECs investigated, hazardous
substances have not been disposed or released at the property, thereby satisfying the innocent purchaser defense under CERCLA as to
those recognized environmental conditions.
Contract Negotiations and Evaluations
In order to complement the financial planning and modeling services rendered, EnSol will act as an agent for the client, or simply
act in a review capacity to ensure that the client's best interests are conveyed through contract negotiations. EnSol has a proven record
of combining individuals' separate interests into a collective agreement that not only benefits the group as a whole, but more importantly,
protects our clients’ interests and investment while reducing risks. EnSol identifies possible 'show stoppers' early on in any deal and
appropriately circumvents these possible hindrances. EnSol directs attorneys and heads up legal project management to ensure that our
clients remain in control of their projects. Whether we act proactively in protecting our clients’ best interests, or in a technical
support or advisory role, EnSol's experience minimizes project implementation costs through enhanced project and legal management.
Waste Classification and Disposal
With more than ten years of actual operating experience, EnSol staff are poised to assist in the correct classification and review
of solid, commercial or industrial waste streams that may be either acceptable, hazardous, unauthorized or unacceptable depending on
particular circumstances and regulatory settings. Our certified personnel reviews spill reports, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS),
consulting engineers' findings, laboratory analytical reports, and manufacturers' data to confirm that the material is compatible with
the facility and operating permit. In the absence of data, EnSol directs laboratories to perform specific analyses that will reduce
laboratory analytical costs and streamline the waste acceptance procedure. This allows for a more timely response to those requiring
services in managing the waste appropriately. In the absence of a waste acceptance protocol in place, we develop a screening process
for our clients.