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File reviews: digging to uncover business environmental risks

Under ASTM E1527-13, file reviews are a much more pertinent part of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) to accurately identify the potential for Recognized Environmental Conditions (REC) and assess business environmental risk associated with a property.

Digging a little deeper into ASTM 1527-13

For the first time since 2005, the ASTM E1527 standard has been revised: the 30-day public comment period closed on September 16, 2013; ASTM E1527-13 was approved in November; and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that the standard complies with the agency’s All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) rule.  So what now? Now that ASTM…

A quick comparison of the old and new ASTM E1527 standards

The primary goal for a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is to identify recognized environmental conditions (REC) on a parcel of real estate within the scope of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). This is only one requirement to satisfy the Landowner Liability Protections (LLPs); however, it will also present information in…