Environmental Site Assessments


Kala Geosciences Ltd. provides Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) (formerly Preliminary Site Investigations) that meet:

  • CSA Standard “Z768-01 Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment” – Phase 1 ESA
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CMHC guidelines
  • The requirement of the BC Ministry of Environment (BCE)

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA):

This is a method used to assist in determining potential environmental liabilities due to contamination on a site or property. This process involves a detailed review of land uses and history including a site visit, record searches, personal interviews and the evaluation of related information and reporting. This information is compiled and used to determine the potential of impact on a site due to contamination.

A Phase 1 ESA is normally used to:

  • Verify on behalf of a property purchaser or vendor that a specific title is free of latent and patent environmental liabilities
  • Meet a regulatory request, order, or direction
  • Provide a liability assessment prior to an acquisition or divestiture of a property or site
  • Provide a due diligence measure in support of a real estate or financing agreement
  • Provide baseline liability assessment prior to tenancy of a site
  • provide a due diligence measure to determine compliance with a corporate stewardship policy
  • Clientele

Kala has performed numerous preliminary site investigations for clients such as:

  • Chartered banks
  • Mining corporations
  • RCMP
  • Regional Districts
  • First Nations
  • Municipalities
  • Industrial Developers