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ASTM E 1527-21 Has Been Published… Now What?

The new version of the ASTM E1527 Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) has been published, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has determined the revised Standard satisfies the All Appropriate Inquiries portion of 40 CFR 312, and the public comment period is currently open.

With the revised Standard comes more than 12 additional pages that focus on clarifying language and terminology, providing guidance, refining methodology, etc. These revisions provide Environmental Professionals (EPs) with additional guidance, helping to standardize the Phase I ESA process, thereby, providing the User with a more complete and thorough understanding of the environmental risk associated with a property.

While most of the Standard updates were devoted to language clarifications and specifying the good commercial and customary practices used by consultants in meeting the Standard, LaBella has outlined significant changes that Users should be aware of as we adopt the ASTM E1527-21 Standard.

Read the full synopsis written by Sharon Froedden and Dave Crandall, PG by clicking here.

About the Author
Dave Crandall, PG
Phase I ESA Program Manager

Dave is LaBella’s Phase I Program Manager and is responsible for oversight, training, and professional development of Analysts and Senior Reviewer staff; overall quality assurance/quality control of Phase I Environment Site Assessment, Transactions Screen, and Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA) due diligence reports; and assisting project managers with client interactions and business development activities. Dave has been involved in over 10,000 due diligence projects ranging from undeveloped land and commercial properties to automotive repair facilities, gasoline stations, and large-scale industrial facilities. He has performed environmental due diligence services for attorneys, private entities/developers, municipalities, and various commercial lenders. In addition, Dave is experienced in environmental investigation and remediation techniques and offers his experience in these areas to assist clients in determining the best way to address potential environmental risks encountered through due diligence activities.

About the Author
Sharon Froedden
Project Manager

Sharon has over 12 years of experience conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and asbestos surveys. She has worked on a variety of property types, including retail properties, gasoline and service stations, large residential complexes, college campuses, hospitals, and large tracts of vacant land. Additionally, Sharon is proficient in GIS, ArcMap, and MagicPlan.