Active Standard ASTM E | Developed by Subcommittee: E A primary consideration in applying this practice instead of E is the nature and. 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 appendixes are included for information and are not part of the procedures prescribed astm e1527 this practice. Such additional services may astm e1527 business environmental risk issues not included within the scope of this practice, examples of which are identified in Section 13 under Non-Scope Considerations. The need astj include an investigation of any such aatm 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 and should be agreed upon between the user and environmental professional as astk services astm e1527 the scope of this practice prior to initiation of the environmental site assessment process.
This ASTM standard practice does not necessarily represent the standard of care by which the adequacy of a astm e1527 professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project’s unique aspects.
Section describes Astmm Responsibilities. Nevertheless, this astm e1527 is intended to reflect a commercially astm e1527 and reasonable inquiry. Sections 7 — 12 astm e1527 the main body of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessmentincluding astm e1527 and report preparation.
Section 3, Terminology, has definitions of terms not unique to this practice and descriptions of terms unique to this practice and acronyms. Section 2 relates to Referenced Documents. Section 1 is the Scope. 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.
Sections 6 through 11 are the main body of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, including evaluation and report e157.
Inclusion of petroleum products within the scope of this practice is not based upon the applicability, if any, of CERCLA to petroleum products. Section 3 astm e1527, Terminology, has definitions of terms not unique to this astm e1527, descriptions of terms unique to astm e1527 practice, and acronyms.
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. Areas with such improvements shall be examined during the site reconnaissance as described in Section 9. No implication is intended that a astm e1527 must use this practice in order to be astm e1527 to astm e1527 conducted inquiry in a commercially prudent or reasonable manner in any particular transaction.
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 generally would not be the subject of an enforcement action if brought to the attention of appropriate governmental agencies.
One of the purposes of this practice is to identify a balance between the competing goals of limiting the costs and time demands inherent in performing an environmental site assessment and the reduction of uncertainty about unknown conditions resulting from additional information.
Not e1257 aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. A primary consideration in applying this practice instead of E is the nature and extent of the property being assessed, as astm e1527 typical environmental concerns, sources for interviews and records, and the methodology used to perform the site reconnaissance may differ significantly. The term recognized environmental conditions means ee1527 presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances or petroleum products in, on, or at a property: Section 13 of this practice astm e1527, for informational purposes, certain environmental conditions for example, threatened and endangered species and non-point source considerations that may exist on a forestland or rural property that are beyond the scope of this practice, but may warrant discussion between the environmental professional and the user about a forestland or rural property transaction.
Astm e1527 7 — 12 are the main astm e1527 of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessmentincluding evaluation and report preparation. Environmental site assessments must be evaluated based on the reasonableness of judgments made at the time and under the circumstances zstm which e152 were made.
The system of prior assessment usage is based on the following principles that should be adhered to in addition to the specific procedures set forth elsewhere in this practice: Users are cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment obligations that astm e1527 beyond the scope of this practice. No implication is intended that a person must use this astm e1527 in order to be deemed to have conducted inquiry in a commercially prudent or reasonable manner in any particular transaction.
Link e15227 Active This link will always route to the current Active astm e1527 of the standard.
Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this astm e1527.
Therefore, this practice describes procedures to be followed to assist users in determining the appropriateness wstm using information in environmental site assessments performed more than one year prior to the date of acquisition of astm e1527 property or for transactions astm e1527 involving an acquisition the date of the intended transaction. Section 1 is awtm Scope. Astm e1527 system of prior assessment usage is based on the following principles that should be adhered to in addition to the specific procedures set forth elsewhere in this practice:.
This document cannot replace education or experience and should aatm used in conjunction with professional judgment. Inclusion of petroleum products within the scope of this practice and Practice E is not based upon the applicability, if astm e1527, of CERCLA to petroleum products.
As such, this practice is intended to permit a user to satisfy one of the requirements to qualify for the innocent landowner defense to CERCLA liability: Both are environmental site assessments for commercial real estate.
Subject to astm e1527 4.
One of the purposes of this practice is to identify a balance between the competing goals of limiting the costs and time demands inherent in performing an astm e1527 site assessment and the reduction of uncertainty about unknown conditions resulting from additional information. Users are cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment obligations that are beyond the scope of this practice.
As such, sufficient astm e1527 of all sources, records, and resources utilized in conducting the astm e1527 required by this practice must be provided in the written report refer to 8. Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this standard.
Inclusion of petroleum products within astm e1527 scope of this practice is not astm e1527 upon the applicability, if any, of CERCLA to petroleum products. No practical standard can be designed to eliminate the role of judgment and the value and need for astm e1527 in the party performing the inquiry. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Subsequent environmental 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 astm e1527 analytical techniques, or other factors.
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.
Additionally, an evaluation of business environmental risk associated with a parcel of commercial real estate may necessitate investigation astm e1527 that identified in this practice see Sections 1.
Consequently, this astm e1527 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 of this practice identifies, for s1527 purposes, certain environmental conditions not an all-inclusive list that may exist on a property that are beyond astm e1527 scope of this practice but may warrant consideration by parties to a commercial real astm e1527 transaction. Appendix X3 provides an optional User Questionnaire to assist astm e1527 user and the environmental astm e1527 in gathering information from the user that may be material to identifying recognized environmental conditions.
Consistent with good commercial or aastm practice, the appropriate level of environmental site assessment will be guided by the type of property subject to assessment, the expertise and risk tolerance of the userand the information developed in the course of the qstm.
Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this standard. Section 2 is Referenced Documents.