ASTM E Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for Commercial Real This online version of ASTM’s E in-person course is taught by the same. 1 Nov This standard is issued under the fixed designation E; the 1 This practice is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee E50 on Environ-. On November 6th, , ASTM published the long anticipated new standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, ASTM E
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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, atm water, or surface water of the property. Satm additional services may include business environmental risk issues not included within the scope of this practice, examples of which are identified in Section 13 under Non-Scope Considerations.
No practical standard can be designed to eliminate the role of judgment and the value and need for experience in the party performing the inquiry.
Section 2 is Referenced Documents. This standard is also available in these packages:. Additions to users’ responsibilities, such as the requirement to make known the reason for performing the ESA if other than to qualify for the innocent landowner defense under CERCLA.
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”: Section asfm describes User’s Responsibilities.
The word “Standard” in e127 title means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances.
Section is Significance and Use of this practice. You can download and open this file to your own computer but DRM prevents opening this file on another computer, including a networked server.
Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. The requirement to provide all supporting documentation in the report or have it adequately referenced to facilitate reconstruction of the assessment by another environmental profession The addition of guidance to assist users in the preparation for and selection of an environmental professional to conduct a Phase I Site Assessment.
Inclusion of petroleum products within the scope of this practice is not based upon the applicability, if any, of CERCLA to petroleum products. 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.
Section 12 provides additional information regarding non-scope considerations see 1. Section 3, Terminology, has definitions of terms not unique to this practice and 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 7. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.
Conditions determined to be de minimis are not recognized environmental conditions. Need more than one copy? If the document is revised or amended, you will be notified by email.
Section 13 of this practice identifies, for informational purposes, certain environmental conditions not an all-inclusive list 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. Active view current version of standard.
Section 2 is Referenced Documents. Subject to Section 4. No implication is intended that a person must use this practice in order to be deemed to have conducted inquiry in a commercially prudent or reasonable manner in any particular transaction. There is a point at which the cost of information obtained or the time required to gather it outweighs the usefulness of the information and, in fact, may be a material detriment to the orderly completion of transactions.
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. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances.
Appendix X5 summarizes non-scope considerations that persons may want to assess. Section 12 of this practice, identifies, for informational purposes, certain environmental conditions not an all-inclusive list 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.
Consequently, this practice does not address many additional issues raised in transactions such as purchases of business entities, or interests therein, or of their assets, that may well involve environmental liabilities pertaining to properties previously owned or operated or other off-site environmental liabilities.
Section 4 is Significance and Use of this practice. Users are cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment obligations that are beyond the scope of this practice. Appendix X3 provides an optional User Questionnaire to assist the user and the environmental professional in gathering information from the user that may be material to identifying recognized environmental conditions.
Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this standard. Section 5 provides discussion regarding activity and use limitations.
The appendixes are included for information and are not part of the procedures prescribed in this practice. Please first log in with asttm verified email before subscribing to alerts. 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.
Subsequent asrm site assessments should not be considered valid standards to judge the appropriateness of any prior assessment based on hindsight, new information, use of developing technology or analytical techniques, or other factors.
Users are cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment obligations that are beyond the scope of this practice. While use of this practice is intended to constitute all appropriate inquiries for purposes of the LLPsit is not intended that its use be limited to that purpose. 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 system of prior assessment e15227 is based on the following principles that should be adhered to in addition to the specific procedures set forth elsewhere in this practice:.
This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions. Sections 6 through 11 are the main body of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, including evaluation and report preparation.
Consistent with good commercial and customary practice, the appropriate level of environmental site assessment will be guided by the type of property subject to assessment, the aztm and risk tolerance of the userand the information developed in the course of the inquiry. 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.