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 The ASTM E Standard is the industry standard used for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Fully named “ASTM E Standard Practice for.

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Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is an “intrusive” investigation which collects original samples of soil, groundwater or building materials to analyze for quantitative values of various contaminants.

Controlled substances are not included within the scope of this standard.

Phase I environmental site assessment

Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. Conditions determined to be de minimis are not recognized environmental conditions. Section provides additional information regarding non-scope considerations see. 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 astn or analytical techniques, or other factors.

The associated reportage details the steps taken to perform site cleanup and the follow-up monitoring for residual contaminants. The requirement to provide all supporting documentation in the report or have it adequately referenced to facilitate reconstruction ast the assessment astk 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.

Phase I environmental site assessment – Wikipedia

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. The Phase I ESA is generally considered the first step in the process of environmental due diligence. 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. Often a multi-disciplinary approach is taken in compiling all the components of a Phase I study, since skills in chemistryatmospheric physicsgeologymicrobiology and even botany are frequently required.


A Phase 1 Desktop Study is often required in support of a planning application. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard astj are not provided as part of the standard.

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below e1572 referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. This study normally involves assessment of alternative cleanup methods, costs and logistics. Section 12 provides additional information regarding non-scope considerations see 1. Both are environmental site assessments for commercial real estate.

These include, but are not limited to: Section is Significance and Use of this practice.

Such 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. As such, sufficient documentation of all sources, records, and resources utilized in conducting the inquiry required by wstm practice must be provided awtm the written report refer to 7.

Section 2 is Referenced Documents. Specifically, among the 74 revisions to the standards, major areas of change include: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. In Japan, with the passage of the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Lawthere is a strong movement to conduct Phase I studies more routinely.


Phase III investigations may involve intensive testing, sampling, and monitoring, “fate and transport” studies and other modeling, and the design of feasibility studies for remediation and remedial plans.

E5127 early as the s specific property purchasers e11527 the United States undertook studies resembling current Phase I ESAs, to assess risks of ownership of commercial properties which had a high degree of risk from prior toxic chemical use or disposal. 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.

No specific legal relationship between the environmental professional and the user is necessary for the user to meet the requirements of this practice.

This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. The additional cost to perform this assessment cannot be included in the amount requested in the loan and adds significant costs to the borrower. Section 1 is the Scope. The examination of a site may include: Many times these studies were preparatory to understanding the nature of cleanup costs if the property was being considered for redevelopment or change of land use. Performance of this practice is intended to reduce, but not eliminate, uncertainty regarding the potential for recognized environmental conditions in connection with a propertyand this practice recognizes reasonable limits of time and cost.