MBN regularly completes Phase One Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) that comply with Ontario Regulation 153/04, as amended. The Phase One ESAs are often prepared to support the filing of a Record of Site Condition (RSC). Each Phase One ESA is comprised of the following scope of work:
- Federal, provincial, municipal, and private database records for the Site and adjacent properties within 250 m of the Site boundaries are ordered, reviewed and discussed.
- Aerial photographs and insurance products (Fire Insurance Plans and Insurance Inspection Reports/Plans), for the Site are ordered, reviewed and discussed.
- Topographic and geologic maps are reviewed to develop an understanding of the environmental setting of the Site.
- Freedom of Information requests are submitted to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and the respective municipal jurisdiction for records relating to the Site.
- A Site visit is performed in order to identify areas of potential environmental concern (APEC) and potential contaminating activities (PCA) at and in the immediate vicinity of the Site. During the Site visit a Site Representative is interviewed regarding the current and historical operations of the Site.
- A summary report is prepared to document the findings of the Phase One ESA and if necessary, make recommendations regarding the completion of a Phase Two ESA.
MBN’s Phase One ESA reports are recognized and accepted by the major Canadian lending institutions.