An oil & gas industry client intended to acquire seven rural properties Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi for the construction of natural gas compressor stations. In preparation for the acquisitions, the client hired AGES to conduct seven Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) on an accelerated timeline.
Phase I ESA Project Work
AGES staff flew to Mississippi to conduct the site visit on the southernmost property. Afterwards, AGES staff drove north to the remaining properties in Tennessee and Kentucky and completed all seven Phase I ESA site visits within 1 week. Field duties included coordinating and conducting site visits, interviewing property owners and government authorities, and researching histories of ownership at county courthouses. After the site visits, AGES completed all seven Phase I ESA reports within 1 month. Report duties included analyzing current and historical topographic maps and aerial photographs, investigating geophysical landscape characteristics, reviewing government environmental database information, creating site figures and writing/editing the reports.
Based on AGES findings, the client decided not to acquire one (1) of the properties assessed in Tennessee. As a result, AGES conducted one (1) additional Phase I ESA for the client at a nearby alternative property. Over the next several months, AGES also conducted additional Phase I ESAs at four (4) supplementary properties in Kentucky and Tennessee, which were intended for use as sound mitigation.
Upon completion of this project, AGES coordinated and conducted 12 Phase I ESAs on a total of 17 tax parcels with 23 owners and approximately 349 acres of property. Among the 12 sites, AGES collectively identified 45 potential environmental findings and 12 Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) with recommendations for further action. All Phase I ESAs were conducted in accordance with the client’s requests and the reports were submitted to the client in a timely manner. As a result, the client was able to acquire all acceptable properties as scheduled. Afterwards, AGES was also contracted to conduct disposal sampling at these properties prior to construction of the compressor stations.