Prior to Construction


A thorough environmental assessment of your site is the best way to start a project. 


RAR performs Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) to determine if there are any Recognized Environmental Conditions with the site.  Should our search reveal that your property shows evidence of such conditions, the RAR team can assist in the next phase of assessment.


A Phase II ESA involves the collection of soil and water samples at your site. We can run samples from the site through our sister company, Environmental Laboratory Services (ELS), the state-of-the-art laboratory located within our office complex.  The  Phase II ESA will determine the extent of contamination to your propert.  


Should the contamination at your site exceed regulatory standards, we will enter the Phase III ESA process.  This process includes the preparation of a Remedial Action Plan and Site Cleanup.


In addition to our three-phase environmental assessment process, we help our clients utilize brownfield legislation allowances by working through state regulatory agencies. Brownfield legislation (such as Pennsylvania’s Act 2) encourages the renewed use of contaminated industrial sites instead of the development of greenfield sites for the same purpose.



1135 Butler Ave, New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101

tel: 724.652.1004
fax: 724.652.3814


email: rarengineering@rarengineering.com

Plans for Quakertown park progressing


Lawrence County is moving forward with its vision of creating a park at the former Quakertown settlement in Mahoning Township.

The commissioners at their meeting Tuesday awarded a contract to RAR Engineering Group Inc. of New Castle for the engineering of the project. The firm will be paid up to $68,500 for its services, which will include engineering, permitting, construction drawings and oversight of the project....

LCCD Hickory, Mahoning and Shenango


Started early in the summer and completed in the early fall, the Conservation District in cooperation with Shenango Township worked on another section of Chewton West Pittsburg Road. Shenango Township Municipal forces installed new drainage cross pipes on the next section of road and working with local contractor Youngblood Paving graded a new road cross section and installed the program’s specialized aggregate blend called DSA. The work....

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Recognized Environmental Conditions Observed During a Phase I ESA Field Review