E1527-13: New Baseline for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

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E1527-13: New Baseline for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

The U.S. EPA has approved the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E1527-13 as sufficient to satisfy All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) for potential liability under CERCLA.

Updates and revisions have been made to definitions, terms,  and sections of E1527-13.  As such, users of E1527-13 should make themselves familiar with these changes and the implications that they may have.

E1527-13 will impact public and private parties as prospective purchasers, innocent landowners, or contiguous property owners who intend to claim a limitation on CERCLA liability in conjunction with the purchase of a potentially contaminated property.

Notable Revisions Include:
  • Recognized Environmental Condition (REC), and Historical Recognized Environmental Condition (HREC) have been redefined:

A comprehensive summary of all revisions to E1527-13 is available here.

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