ASTM E—05 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process on 13 Oct On October 6, , EPA finalized amendments to the All Appropriate Inquires ( AAI) rule to remove references to ASTM International’s. 1 Nov 1 This practice is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee E50 on Environ- Last previous edition approved in as E – DOI.
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It is the responsibility of e157-05 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 includes hazardous substances or petroleum products even under conditions in compliance with laws. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
As such, this practice is intended to permit a user to satisfy one of the requirements to 1e527-05 for the innocent landowner, contiguous property owner, or bona fide prospective purchaser limitations on CERCLA liability hereinafter, the “landowner liability protections,” or “LLPs”: 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.
Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Section provides discussion regarding activity and use limitations.
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.
Active view current version of standard. 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 zstm subject of an enforcement action if brought to the attention of appropriate governmental agencies. The appendixes are included for information and are not part of the procedures prescribed in this practice. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. Section describes User’s Responsibilities.
This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a qstm many unique aspects.
The word “Standard” in the title means only that the e15227-05 has been approved through the ASTM consensus process. Users are cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment obligations that are beyond the scope of this practice.
This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Inclusion of petroleum products within the astj of this practice is not based upon the applicability, if any, of CERCLA to petroleum products.
Conditions determined to be de minimis are not recognized environmental conditions. 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 astj into the ground, ground water, or surface water of the property.
Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this standard. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.
Section provides additional information regarding non-scope considerations see.
Section 1 is the Scope. Section 3 is Referenced Documents. Section of this practice identifies, for informational purposes, certain environmental conditions not an all-inclusive list that may exist on a property asmt are beyond the scope of this practice but may warrant consideration by parties to a commercial real estate transaction.
EPA removes references to ASTM E standard from all appropriate inquiries rule – Lexology
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.
Sections are the main body of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, including evaluation and report preparation. SectionTerminology, has definitions of terms not unique to this practice, descriptions of terms unique to this practice, and acronyms.