Environmental Site Assessment
Covington provides services in the areas of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for commercial, industrial and oil field properties located throughout the United States. Additionally, Covington conducts Phase II Environmental Site Assessments providing sample collection (air, surface water, ground water and soil), biological surveys, asbestos inspections, moisture assessment, wastewater treatment, water quality analysis, treatment plant effluent analysis and risk assessments. With Covington’s extensive experience in these areas, it can assist clients in making informed decisions regarding potential environmental risks and liabilities.
Covington also provides real estate development management services to its clients which include site engineering, management of design (architects and engineers) team and contractor, cost estimating and monitoring, permitting and governmental approvals, assisting with obtaining financing and other services as needed.
The following project description is one of many examples that show Covington’s extensive experience in Environmental Site Assessments:
Abandoned Ship Building Facility
Covington performed both Phase I and II Site Assessments at an eighty-acre ship building facility. In addition to underground storage tank issues, Covington characterized the site for the presence of solvents, Hazardous Substance List Volatiles and Semi-Volatiles and RCRA metals in the soils and groundwater at a variety of documented work locations over the site. Covington prepared a risk assessment and interacted with Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) personnel to expedite closure of the site. MDEQ agreed with the company’s risk assessment raising the site’s TPH clean-up criteria to a level 46 times higher than the state’s clean-up limits at that time. This saved the client approximately $1.5 million in environmental clean-up costs. Covington’s success has affected the TPH clean-up limits at other industrial sites.