by Jeff Campbell, Peak Environmental
The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) committee recently updated the ASTM E1527 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard (Phase I ESA). The current version, E1527-13, was published in 2013 and the updated version was approved by ASTM International in November 2021. The USEPA issued a rule in March 2022 adopting E1527-21, which was set to become final on May 13, 2022; however, due to adverse comments the rule is not yet final. Since it is anticipated that the EPA will address the comments and issue the rule in final soon, it is currently acceptable to use either version of the standard or a hybrid of the two. Here are a few key changes to look for in the 2021 standard.
Posted November 17, 2022