Yavapai County Justice Center Site Passes Environmental Inspections
- In preparation for the construction of the Yavapai County Justice Center, the County initiated an Environmental Inspection
- The company hired to do the inspection was named to be Speedie
- They were asked to look for environmental, cultural, archeological and historic conditions
- The site passed all requirements
- Representatives of ADEQ also examined the site in person, and found nothing to stop the project
Yavapai County followed all the requirements before beginning to prepare the ground for construction.
Phase I Environmental Assessment Before breaking ground, the County hired Speedie and Associates (Speedie) to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on the site of the Yavapai County Criminal Justice Center located at 1200 Prescott Lakes Parkway in Prescott, Arizona. The assessment was conducted in conformance with standards distributed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
The County also asked Speedie to assess the Justice Center site for other environmental conditions or risks such as the presence of cultural, archeological or historic resources, any endangered flora and fauna, the presence of radon gas, soil vapor impacts, environmentally significant drainage conditions, the impact of construction on any National Wilderness areas or National Wildlife Refuges, and the impact of construction under the laws and regulations governing the Clean Water Act and the Coastal Barriers Resources Act (CBRA).
Speedie’s assessment, conducted pursuant to Phase I ESA procedures and analysis, revealed no evidence of historical recognized environmental conditions (HRECs) in connection with the Property. The assessment recommended the County properly dispose of old debris remaining on the site and properly cap and abandon the old wells. The assessment found no obvious evidence of cultural, archeological or historic resources, no endangered flora and fauna, no radon gas, and no environmentally significant drainage conditions. The Environmental Assessment Report from Speedie may be found at https://yavapaijustice.com/FAQs.
In these snippets from the Environmental report, the highlighted text states that nothing was found of concern.
On September 1, 2020 a resident of Yavapai County contacted the Arizona Department of Environmental Equality (ADEQ) and expressed his concern regarding environmental conditions on the Justice Center site.
On September 3, 2020, representatives of ADEQ visited the Justice Center construction site to inspect the condition of the site and the construction activity. ADEQ inspected the site in order to determine if conditions and activity on the site complied with Arizona environmental laws and regulations (ARS Titles 44 and 49, and AAC Title 18). After inspecting the Justice Center construction site, ADEQ found no deficiencies on site and determined that no further ADEQ action was necessary.
ADEQ’s inspection report may be found at https://yavapaijustice.com/FAQs.