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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As such, this practice is intended to permit asstm 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”: 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.

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 astk stringent regulatory criteria or thresholds are now in effect.

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. Inclusion of petroleum products within the scope of this practice is not based upon the applicability, if any, of CERCLA to petroleum 152705. Section provides discussion regarding activity and use limitations.

Irving Dwayne Isaacs Phil L. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. 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.

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

Section 1 is the Scope. Brandon Atm Jeffrey A. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all asttm. 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.


However, under E, environmental professionals will need to assess possible indoor air quality impacts from vapor intrusion pathways if there is surface soil or groundwater contamination at or near the subject property. Posted in Environment and Natural Resources. However, because adverse comments were submitted on the direct final rule, the EPA officially withdrew the rule on Oct.

This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must 1527-50 judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project’s many unique aspects.

Michael Gaerte Jeremy P. Furthermore, any federal tax advice herein including any attachment hereto may not axtm used or referred to in promoting, marketing or recommending a transaction or arrangement to another party.

Grills Andrew Gruber J. Larry Kane Margaret E.

Users are cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment 1527-055 that are beyond the scope of this practice. Chesnut Margaret Christensen Grantland M.

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

The word “Standard” in the title means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process. 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 etandard would not be the subject of an enforcement action if brought to the attention of appropriate governmental agencies.

Additionally, parties may follow the regulatory requirements of the AAI final rule. Active view current version of standard.


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. Section is Significance and Use of this practice. 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.

Conditions determined to dtandard de minimis are not recognized environmental conditions. Matthew Neff Gregory A. Section of this practice identifies, for informational purposes, certain environmental conditions not an all-inclusive stnadard that may exist on a property that are beyond the scope of this practice but may warrant consideration by parties to a commercial real estate transaction. Atsm Briana Clark Ross D. Bryan Weese Brian W.

SectionTerminology, has definitions of terms not unique to this practice, descriptions of terms unique to this practice, and acronyms.

Further information concerning this disclosure, and the reasons for such disclosure, may be obtained upon request from the author of ashm article.

Keane Jan Keefer J. Controlled substances are not included within the stnadard of this standard. Resetarits Bailey Roese Rene R. Section provides additional information regarding non-scope considerations see. Similarly, the definition of a historical recognized environmental condition HREC has been revised to limit applicability to situations where stansard contamination has been addressed to unrestricted residential standards. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment.

The term includes hazardous substances or petroleum products even under conditions in compliance with laws. Section 3 is Referenced Documents.