Site Assessment Program

Provides on-site sampling and assessment assistance, including the collection of surface soil samples, ground water monitoring well samples, residential well samples, surface water and sediment samples.

The Site Investigation Field Unit (SIFU) is responsible for providing site assessment and environmental sampling support for the Ohio EPA. Our team provides sampling expertise for environmental media including ground water, surface water, sediment, soil, soil gas, and indoor air. SIFU maintains equipment and technology which enhance site assessment such as geophysical and field screening instrumentation, well camera, and high accuracy survey equipment. SIFU provides site assessment services and assists with projects.


Field Technical Assistance from Ohio EPA

If a local government entity is interested in conducting an environmental assessment at a property, Ohio EPA’s Site Investigation Field Unit (SIFU) may be of assistance. SIFU can provide valuable property assessment to aid in identifying concerns at properties you may be interested in redeveloping.

This work can be conducted at no cost to local governments through a grant received by Ohio EPA from U.S. EPA to conduct targeted brownfield assessments (TBAs) . To apply for grant-subsidized assistance under Ohio EPA’s TBA process, follow the steps below:

  • Contact Dan Tjoelker, Site Assistance & Brownfield Revitalization (SABR) Program, (614) 644-3750 or dan.tjoelker@epa.ohio.gov for detailed information on how SIFU’s services may apply to your project.

  • Complete and submit a Targeted Brownfield Assessment Application Form [DOCX] for consideration in the program.

  • Your request should include a copy of any Phase I Assessment work completed for your property and, if you have developed one, the Phase II sampling plan. Ohio EPA can assist in developing or develop the sampling plan for you, if necessary.

  • If you project is selected, Ohio EPA may request a kick-off meeting with you (along with your environmental consultant or certified professional, if you have contracted with one) to define work expectations, detailed sampling needs and time lines.

Equipment and Capabilities

How do I request SIFU services?

If a local government entity is interested in conducting an environmental assessment at a property, Ohio EPA’s Site Investigation Field Unit (SIFU) may be of assistance. SIFU can provide valuable property assessment to aid in identifying concerns at properties you may be interested in redeveloping.

This work can be conducted at no cost to local governments through a grant received by Ohio EPA from U.S. EPA to conduct targeted brownfield assessments (TBAs) . To apply for grant-subsidized assistance under Ohio EPA’s TBA process, follow the steps below:

  • Contact Dan Tjoelker, Site Assistance & Brownfield Revitalization (SABR) Program, (614) 644-3750 or dan.tjoelker@epa.ohio.gov for detailed information on how SIFU’s services may apply to your project.

  • Complete and submit a Targeted Brownfield Assessment Application Form [DOC] for consideration in the program.

  • Your request should include a copy of any Phase I Assessment work completed for your property and, if you have developed one, the Phase II sampling plan. Ohio EPA can assist in developing or develop the sampling plan for you, if necessary.

  • If you project is selected, Ohio EPA may request a kick-off meeting with you (along with your environmental consultant or certified professional, if you have contracted with one) to define work expectations, detailed sampling needs and time lines.

 

     
Rickrich, Mark Manager, State Superfund Program (614) 644-2305
Armstrong, Gavin Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8762
Batin, Bill Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8754
Link, Ed Site Investigation Field Support (614) 836-8760
Sigler, Tori Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8757
Tucker, Brian NRDA/Risk Assessor (614) 644-3120
Vorwerk, Wendy Site Investigation Field Staff (614) 836-8759
     
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