Coming Soon… Revised Phase I ESA Standard (E1527-13)

Monday, October 7th, 2013

ASTM E1527-13 Update

The updated ASTM standard for Phase I ESA’s will likely be published next month.

I posted this blog in June summarizing the proposed changes in the new ASTM standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, E1527-13.  In August, the EPA issued a proposed rule recognizing that E1527-13 may be used to satisfy the requirements for conducting All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).  Some objections were submitted during the public comment period which ended on September 16, therefore, the EPA must now consider and respond to these comments. According to Julie Kilgore, chair of the ASTM committee responsible for developing the new standard, ASTM is expected to publish the final version of E1527-13 next month with the EPA following in early 2014.  EDR recently hosted an informative webinar on the topic that Dianne Crocker summarizes in more detail in her blog.

If you’re not prepared for the revised standard now is the time.  Contact us if you would like more information or to schedule an educational presentation.

Blog post by Jason Gold, P.E.


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