Geotechnical site investigation is a process that involves collecting and analyzing data about the physical properties of soil and rock at a construction site. This is typically done to assess the suitability of the soil and rock for the proposed construction, as well as to identify any potential hazards or risks associated with the site.

Environmental site assessment is a process that involves evaluating the environmental conditions of a site, including the presence of any hazardous materials or contamination. This is typically done to identify any potential environmental risks or liabilities associated with the site, and to ensure that the site is suitable for the proposed development.

In the context of subdivision structural plan approval, both geotechnical site investigation and environmental site assessment may be required as part of the planning process. The results of these investigations and assessments can be used to inform the design of the subdivision, and to ensure that the development is safe and environmentally sound.

Geotechnical site investigation and environmental site assessment can involve a variety of techniques, including soil and rock sampling, testing, and analysis, as well as the use of specialized equipment such as geophysical instruments and drilling rigs. These processes are typically carried out by specialists with expertise in geotechnical engineering and environmental science.

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