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Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation

aka Phase 1 Environmental Assessment
The prospect of navigating all the protocols and written and unwritten policies surrounding a site investigation can be overwhelming to say the least, however these investigations are part of doing business. Get expert advice and guidance to help you get through site investigations in the quickest, most economical way possible with NEXT Environmental.

We’re fluent in every requirement set forth by the Ministry of Environment, and we can help you make sense of it all. We can also help you produce the best possible outcome – one that’s fully compliant with all environmental regulations while supporting your business objectives.

site-investigation-4Whether a bank requires an environmental assessment prior to financing or re-financing a property, a municipality needs one prior to approving a development permit, or a prospective purchaser wants to be aware of possible liabilities before removing subjects, we can help. Our thorough site investigations examine all likelihood of land contamination, and you can be confident that we won’t exaggerate minor issues.

A word of warning: some site assessments offered by other firms fall under the Canadian Standards Association Standard. These assessments are not governed by the Ministry’s Environmental Management Act. In BC, the initial site investigation must be a Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation to meet Ministry requirements, and that’s exactly what we offer at NEXT Environmental.

To learn more about our site investigation services, contact us today.
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Stage 2 Preliminary Site Investigation

Precise investigations that save you money

If your Stage 1 investigation revealed potentially contaminated land, you’re faced with the unfortunate reality of having to proceed to a Stage 2 Preliminary Site Investigation to find out if the suspicions are true. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you’ve got experienced consultants to advise you on the best course of action.


It’s easy to go overboard with environmental assessments, which can end up costing you more time and money than you need to be spending. At NEXT Environmental, our skilled environmental consultants know the exact amount of sampling, drilling and monitoring that needs to occur in order to meet Ministry requirements, and we’re not going to let you go through anything in excess of that. By working with us, you can avoid any unnecessary testing and laboratory costs that can occur with consultants who are not as experienced.

To learn more about how we can help you save money with our precise site investigations, contact us today.

Detailed Site Investigation (DSI)


If your Stage 2 investigation reveals that contaminated land exists on your property, it’s time for a Detailed Site Investigation to find out the exact extent. This process can be expensive if your consultant doesn’t know what they’re doing. Avoid that risk by hiring NEXT Environmental.

With our skills and seasoned judgment, we can help you minimize costs while getting the data you need to quantify the contamination. As the final investigative step prior to enlisting environmental remediation services, a properly executed DSI can help you evaluate your options and find the best solution for your needs.

As with all of our services, we work hard to ensure you’re informed at every step, and can understand our reports completely. Don’t waste your money, contact us today.
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