Site Assessment and Investigation

Excel offers comprehensive services for performance of Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), PA, SI, and RI in support of the sale, acquisition, and redevelopment of property as well as for compliance with a wide range of regulations, including New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), ISRA, Spill Compensation and Control Act, and Underground Storage of Hazardous Substances Act, among others.

Our professionals are uniquely skilled at developing streamlined investigation strategies that are tailored to the objectives of each project, including superior transaction-related services and end-use oriented investigations that smoothly transition into site remediation and redevelopment.  We have successfully completed high quality Phase I ESA and PA projects, as well as site-wide soil and groundwater Site Investigations and Remedial Investigations, many under extremely demanding time constraints, the most challenging of site conditions, and virtually every contamination scenario imaginable.

Excel conducts all remediation projects based on sound technical and regulatory strategies and, as now required under the SRRA, Excel’s Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) (five individuals at Excel have obtained their LSRP status at present) are qualified to prepare Response Action Outcome (RAO) letters in order to close out particular projects where an LSRP is retained.

StreamExcel conducts an evaluation of the potential presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) and Lead-Based Paint (LBP) as part of the due diligence process and PA since these issues relate to site health and safety and demolition as part of property redevelopment.  Although ACM and LBP are not defined as AOCs in accordance with the NJDEP Technical Rules, during a PA, Excel determines the presence of potential ACM and/or LBP based on the age of construction of the building and observations made during the PA site inspection.  Some building materials, including roofing materials, ceiling and floor tiles and mastic, particularly in the office and storage areas, are typically considered suspect ACM and exterior/interior painted surfaces may be covered in LBP depending on the age of the building.  Excel makes recommendations in the PA report as to whether an ACM survey should be conducted prior to any planned building renovation and/or demolition activities that may disrupt these materials as necessary to establish safe and regulatory compliant handling procedures and accurate cost estimates for management of construction debris. As necessary, Excel coordinates with and subcontracts to qualified professionals certified for asbestos abatement and monitoring.

Our senior professionals have an average of more than 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of site and subsurface investigations and are experts in the use of innovative technical approaches to soil and groundwater investigation and data evaluation. We stay on the forefront of emerging technologies and changing environmental regulations and utilize the depth of our expertise to streamline the site assessment and investigation process to consistently and cost-efficiently achieve our clients’ goals.

Specific site assessment and investigation services offered by Excel include:

Phase I / Preliminary Assessment

  • Transactional Due Diligence
  • NJDEP and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) All Appropriate Inquiry Standards
  • ISRA Compliance
  • Green Acres Program Support
  • Environmental Audits and Impact Statements

Phase II / Site Investigation

  • Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water
  • Geophysical Surveys
  • State-of-the-Art Field Screening and Testing Techniques
  • Streamlined Investigation Strategies

Remedial Investigation

  • Soil and Groundwater Quality
  • Geologic and Hydrogeologic Characterization
  • Natural Remediation and CEA Proposals
  • Baseline Ecological Evaluations
  • Natural Resource Damage Calculations

Innovative Investigative Techniques

  • Direct-Push Soil Borings
  • Horizontal Drilling
  • Field Immunoassay Testing
  • Soil Gas Surveys
  • Advanced Petroleum Fingerprinting

Progressive Data Evaluation Techniques

  • Statistical Analysis
  • Risk-Based Evaluations
  • Plume Dating and Source Identification
  • 3-D Subsurface Visualization

Case Histories

  • Brownfields Site Investigations, Salem County, New Jersey
  • Former Garfield Warehouse and Office Complex
  • Former APA Transport Site
  • Town of Kearny Community Police Center
  • Site Remediation, Butler, New Jersey
  • Dowel Realty Property
  • Kings Plaza
  • Former Dry Cleaner, River Edge, New Jersey
  • HDI Realty, Inc., Former Lyons Dye Works