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 includes hazardous substances or petroleum products even under conditions in compliance with laws. If this article, including any attachments, contains any federal tax advice, such advice is not intended or written by the awtm 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.

Conditions determined to be de minimis are not recognized environmental conditions. 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.

Section provides discussion regarding activity and use limitations. 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 astj more stringent regulatory criteria or thresholds are now in effect.

Brandon McGrath Jeffrey A. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

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Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this standard. Richard Kiefer June N. Lavelle Scott Leisz Benjamin J. 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.

This standard is intended for use on a voluntary basis by parties who wish to assess the environmental condition of commercial real estate taking into account commonly known and reasonably available information.

Active stanadrd current version of standard. Section is Significance and Use of this practice. Additionally, an evaluation of business environmental risk associated with a parcel of commercial real estate may necessitate investigation beyond 127-05 identified in this practice see Sections 1. Matthew Neff Gregory A.

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

Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. Irving Dwayne Isaacs Phil L. Section describes User’s Responsibilities.

Standar Jan Keefer J. The need to include an investigation of sgandard 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.

Resetarits Bailey Roese Rene R. The appendixes are included for information and are not part of the procedures prescribed in this practice. Grills Andrew Gruber J. However, because adverse comments were submitted on the direct final rule, the EPA officially withdrew the rule on Oct. Sections are the main body of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, including evaluation and report preparation. Clay Larkin Charles J. Further information concerning this disclosure, and the reasons for such disclosure, may be obtained upon request from the 152705 of this article.


Bryan Standatd Brian W. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Rusty Denton Brenda K. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Section 1 is the Scope.

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

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.

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.

This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Additionally, parties sttandard follow the regulatory requirements of the AAI final rule.

Users are cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment obligations that are beyond the scope of this practice.