Phase I ESA, Asbestos & Lead Survey
CORE completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Asbestos Containing Materials Survey, Lead Based Paint Survey and a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey for Habitat for Humanity –NYC. For the asbestos survey a site inspection was performed in accordance with the appropriate guidelines to identify potential asbestos-containing materials (ACM), which was quantified and sampled for analysis by an independent laboratory, EMSL Analytical, Inc. The survey was not limited, but included the entire building, including basement, each unit and roof areas.
The intent of the lead-based paint (LBP) inspection was to ascertain if the surface coatings on building components have a lead concentration greater than or equal to 1.0 mg/cm2 or 0.5 percent by weight. Measurements were collected by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis, which is the primary lead detection technique utilized for this work. The XRF analysis is conducted on site, using a portable LPA-1 Lead Paint Inspection System manufactured by Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD).
CORE performed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) in conformance with the scope and limitations of ASTM Practice E 1527 of the eight (8) unit brownstone building. The assessment revealed RECs, specifically the past uses of the property included an oil fire boiler and the potential for the presence of an abandoned underground storage tank (UST) for heating oil. Based on the findings of the Phase I ESA and the potential for on-site petroleum storage tanks, ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey was recommended on the subject property to see if an abandoned UST associated with past heating oil use was present.