ASTM E—05 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process on The new standard supersedes the standard, ASTM E , which had been deemed to satisfy the EPA’s “all appropriate inquiry” (AAI). The federal Comprehensive Environmental. Response Compensation and Liability Act. (“CERCLA”) holds current and former owners and operators of.

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Active view current version of standard. Section of this practice identifies, for informational purposes, certain environmental conditions not an all-inclusive list that may exist on a property that are stadnard the scope of this practice but may warrant consideration by parties to a commercial real estate transaction.

Sections are the main body of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, including evaluation and report preparation. Clay Larkin Charles J.

Applicability of the Updated Phase I Standard ASTM E 1527-13

This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Furthermore, any federal tax advice herein including any attachment hereto may not be used or referred to in promoting, marketing or recommending a transaction or arrangement to another party.

Resetarits Bailey Roese Rene R. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. As such, this practice is intended to permit a user to satisfy one of the requirements to qualify for the innocent landowner, contiguous property owner, or bona fide prospective purchaser limitations on CERCLA aetm hereinafter, the “landowner liability protections,” or “LLPs”: Similarly, the definition of a historical recognized environmental condition HREC has been revised to limit applicability 157-05 situations where past contamination has been addressed to unrestricted residential standards.

Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this standard. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances.


Additionally, an evaluation of business environmental risk associated with a parcel of commercial real estate may necessitate investigation beyond that identified in this practice see Sections 1. The appendixes are included for information and are not part of the procedures prescribed in this practice.

The term includes hazardous substances or petroleum products even under conditions in compliance with laws. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

Applicability of the Updated Phase I Standard ASTM E – HUD Exchange

Tittle Matthew Troyer Job D. As such, sufficient documentation of all sources, records, and resources utilized in conducting the inquiry required by this practice must be provided in the written report refer to 8. The need to include an investigation of any such conditions in the environmental professional’s scope of services should be evaluated based upon, among other factors, the nature of the property and the reasons for performing the assessment for example, a more comprehensive evaluation of business environmental risk and should be agreed upon between the user 1527-0 environmental professional as additional services beyond the scope of this practice prior to initiation of the environmental site assessment process.

Additionally, parties may follow the regulatory requirements of the AAI final rule. However, because adverse comments were submitted on the direct final rule, the EPA officially withdrew the rule on Oct.

A release that has been fully investigated and remediated, and may be subject to a no further action letter, or has been designated as a HREC under prior assessments, may need to be designated as a current REC if more stringent regulatory criteria or thresholds are now in effect. Larry Kane Margaret E. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Users stansard cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment obligations that are beyond the scope of this practice. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied standars consideration of a project’s many unique aspects. Posted in Standare and Natural Resources.

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Section provides additional information regarding non-scope considerations see. Matthew Neff Gregory A. Brandon McGrath Jeffrey A. Conditions determined to be de minimis are not recognized environmental conditions.

Chesnut Margaret Christensen Grantland M. Further information concerning this disclosure, and the reasons for such disclosure, may be obtained upon request from the author of this article. Section is Significance and Use of this practice. Section 1 is the Scope. Section describes User’s Responsibilities.

The term recognized environmental conditions means the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances or petroleum products on a property under conditions that indicate an existing release, a past release, or a material threat of a release of any hazardous substances or petroleum products into structures on the property or into the ground, ground water, or surface water of the property.

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SectionTerminology, has definitions of terms not unique to this practice, descriptions of terms unique to this practice, and acronyms. Bryan Weese Brian W.

atandard Lavelle Scott Leisz Benjamin J. If this article, including any attachments, contains any federal tax advice, such advice is not intended or written by the practitioner to be used, and it may not be used by any taxpayer, for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard.