Site Assessments, Investigations and Remediation

Our team of experts assess, investigate and remediate complex environmental conditions

It is essential to identify environmental concerns as early as possible, understand the nature and extent of the contamination, and minimize the potential impact to adjacent areas. The result – contamination will be more effectively managed, minimizing the impacts to cost, schedule, and potential litigation.

Equity provides innovative and cost-effective solutions for environmental remediation, engineering and construction needs. We have extensive experience in conducting investigations and site assessments to evaluate contamination from a variety of release sources. We identify risks and develop plans to mitigate those risks.

Equity helps clients manage a wide range of contaminants including chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and emerging contaminants such as PFAS/PFOS. We help clients develop solutions for complex issues such as vapor intrusion, hazardous waste, and redevelopment in an ever-changing regulatory environment.

Do you have a property that needs an environmental assessment or investigation? Contact us today and one of our environmental experts will get back to you to discuss solutions for your project.

Site Assessments, Investigations and Remediation Services

Equity’s team of environmental experts guide property owners, insurers and lenders through this first step in environmental due diligence for property transactions. The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) or Preliminary Assessment (PA) specific to New Jersey, identifies potential/existing recognized environmental conditions (RECs) resulting from current and historic site uses and possible adjoining property impacts.

If our team discovers any areas of concern during the Phase I ESA/PA, they may need to perform a Phase II Site Investigation to confirm the findings of Phase I ESA/PA.  If it is determined that a Phase II is necessary, our team of experts collect and analyze soil, groundwater, and/or soil vapor samples to check for evidence of contamination as a result of current or historical activities/operations.  Throughout this process we clearly communicate with our clients and explain every step of the process in terms they can understand.

What is a LSRP? The State of New Jersey created the LSRP program to expedite the cleanup of contaminated properties.  The LSRP program requires certain responsible parties in New Jersey to enter the program by retaining an LSRP.  The program is meant to ensure timely compliance with applicable environmental regulations. 

Our team of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) have a deep understanding of NJDEP guidance and are certified to guide and control the remediation of contaminated sites to completion in accordance with the most current NJDEP regulations. Learn more about our LSRP capabilities

In New Jersey, the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) requires owners of facilities with specific North American Industrial Classifications (NAICS) to investigate and remediate prior to property transactions or when the business ceases its operations or sells the facility and/or property.


Our team of experts have successfully managed dozens of ISRA matters and approach these time sensitive projects with a sense of urgency and look to expedite the process so property transactions close in a timely manner.

Equity’s team conducts vertical and horizontal delineation of soil and ground water impacted by hazardous substances to gain a complete understanding of the exact location of the areas of concern (AOCs).

Equity’s team has a deep understanding of the regulatory process in New Jersey and New York. Our team has experience appearing before, working with and negotiating terms with various agencies throughout both states.  We guide our clients through the regulatory web and develop solutions to meet the goals of both our clients and the regulatory agency involved.

Equity’s team has extensive experience developing Remedial Investigation Work Plans (RIWP).  The RIWP outlines the proposed investigation process that will address the environmental concerns identified in Phase I ESAs/PAs and supplement the results reported during previous investigations.

Equity develops Remedial Investigation Reports (RIR) which document the findings of the RIWP and clearly describes the nature and extent of contamination at a site and assesses the risk to human health and the environment. We present specific information to stakeholders to support risk management decisions on whether a cleanup is required for protection of public health and/or the environment.

Equity’s team has extensive experience with above ground and underground storage tank (AST/UST) decommissioning and installation oversight.  We also help clients with both regulated and unregulated USTs/ASTs investigations, delineation, and remediation.

Equity assists clients with indoor air testing, source identification, risk assessment, pathway and plume evaluation and mitigation.

Equity’s team includes certified Noise Specialists in New Jersey and New York that assist our clients with noise studies for Environmental Assessments/Impact Statements; Remedial Action Plans, Construction Impact Assessments, Noise Code Compliance and Liquor license required studies.

Our engineers work with our clients to design solutions that utilizes a cost-benefit approach and design remedial systems that focuses on source area remediation, containment, and natural reduction within an AOC.

To help our clients see environmental projects through to completion, our team oversees and manages construction and installation of remedial systems. We also oversee the installation and removal of USTs/ASTs and ensure these projects maintain environmental compliance.

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