Property evaluation in Katy, Texas

In the fall of 2008, SMC Consulting, Inc. was commissioned by a large real estate investment trust to perform evaluation on several parcels of property in the Katy, Texas area.  The ASTM Standard Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s) identified considerable current and historic petroleum product exploration and production efforts on the subject sites. 

Before to the purchase of the properties, SMC performed Phase II Soil and Groundwater sampling and analytics of the areas around the well and tank sites.  This testing protocol was designed and implemented to ensure that no residual materials were present on the subject site from the exploration and production efforts, which would negatively affect the desired use by the new owner.

Upon completion of the Phase II testing, a select amount of Phase III work was necessary to remediate the identified impacts.  Upon completion of the Phase III work, SMC performed follow up sampling and analysis, proving that no additional remedial activities were necessary.  The properties were acquired by the new investor group and are currently undergoing development.

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