This introductory course will focus upon the procedures for conducting Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments (ESAs) in accordance with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Z768-01 and CSA Z769-01) guidelines. Typical principles of contaminant transport and effects on receptors will be presented. Delineation and remediation principles will be introduced in general terms. Case studies of contaminated site assessments in Alberta will be presented. Students will conduct exercises on different components of Phase I ESAs on urban sites as well as oil and gas sites. Students will also conduct a simulated Phase I site assessment of a property.