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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The term is not intended to include de minimis conditions that generally do not present a threat to human health or the environment and that generally would not be the subject of an enforcement action if brought to the attention of appropriate governmental agencies.

Similarly, the definition of a historical recognized environmental condition HREC has been revised to limit applicability to situations where past contamination has been addressed to unrestricted residential standards. The word “Standard” in the title means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

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. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. 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.

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 liability hereinafter, the “landowner liability protections,” or “LLPs”: Inclusion of petroleum products within the scope of this practice is not based axtm the applicability, if any, of CERCLA to petroleum products. If this article, including any attachments, contains any federal tax advice, 152-05 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.


However, because adverse comments were submitted on the direct final rule, the EPA officially withdrew the rule on Stancard. Brandon McGrath Jeffrey A. Michael Gaerte Jeremy P. Keane Jan Keefer J. Lavelle Scott Leisz Benjamin J.

The term includes hazardous substances or petroleum products even under conditions in compliance with laws. 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. 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.

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 and environmental professional as additional services beyond the scope of this practice prior to initiation of the environmental site assessment process.

Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this standard.

Chesnut Margaret Christensen Grantland M. 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.


Rusty Denton Brenda K. Section 1 is the Scope.

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

Posted in Environment and Natural Resources. 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.

Clapacs Briana Clark Ross D. Resetarits Bailey Roese Rene R. Section describes User’s Responsibilities. SectionSstm, has definitions of terms not unique to this practice, descriptions of terms unique to this practice, and acronyms. 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.

This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Section provides discussion regarding activity and use limitations. Larry Kane Margaret E.

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

Section provides additional information regarding non-scope considerations see. Irving Dwayne Isaacs Phil L. 1572-05 to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. 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 without consideration of a project’s many unique aspects.

However, under E, environmental professionals will need to assess possible indoor air quality impacts from standarv intrusion pathways if there is surface soil or groundwater contamination at or near the subject property. Tittle Matthew Troyer Job D.