Environmental Assessment Standards and Risk Management Standards

    ASTM's environmental assessment and risk management standards provide the proper procedures for carrying out specific evaluation procedures for identifying and predicting the possible biophysical, social, and other relevant impacts that certain products and projects may have on the natural environment, as well as on the health and safety of the immediate users of such. These environmental assessment and risk management standards are valuable to environmental scientists and engineers, impact assessment institutions, and real estate firms in implementing the appropriate environmental impact designs to ensure overall prevention of the associated contamination risks.

    List of environmental assessment standards and risk management standards developed by ASTM:


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    Biological Effects and Environmental Fate

    DesignationTitle
    D3978 - 04(2012) Standard Practice for Algal Growth Potential Testing with Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata
    E724 - 98(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Static Acute Toxicity Tests Starting with Embryos of Four Species of Saltwater Bivalve Molluscs
    E729 - 96(2007) Standard Guide for Conducting Acute Toxicity Tests on Test Materials with Fishes, Macroinvertebrates, and Amphibians
    E857 - 05(2012) Standard Practice for Conducting Subacute Dietary Toxicity Tests with Avian Species
    E943 - 08 Standard Terminology Relating to Biological Effects and Environmental Fate
    E981 - 04(2012) Standard Test Method for Estimating Sensory Irritancy of Airborne Chemicals
    E1022 - 94(2013) Standard Guide for Conducting Bioconcentration Tests with Fishes and Saltwater Bivalve Mollusks
    E1023 - 84(2007) Standard Guide for Assessing the Hazard of a Material to Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses
    E1163 - 10 Standard Test Method for Estimating Acute Oral Toxicity in Rats
    E1191 - 03a(2008) Standard Guide for Conducting Life-Cycle Toxicity Tests with Saltwater Mysids
    E1192 - 97(2008) Standard Guide for Conducting Acute Toxicity Tests on Aqueous Ambient Samples and Effluents with Fishes, Macroinvertebrates, and Amphibians
    E1193 - 97(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Daphnia magna Life-Cycle Toxicity Tests
    E1197 - 12 Standard Guide for Conducting a Terrestrial Soil-Core Microcosm Test
    E1218 - 04(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Static Toxicity Tests with Microalgae
    E1241 - 05(2013) Standard Guide for Conducting Early Life-Stage Toxicity Tests with Fishes
    E1242 - 97(2008) Standard Practice for Using Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient to Estimate Median Lethal Concentrations for Fish Due to Narcosis
    E1295 - 01(2013) Standard Guide for Conducting Three-Brood, Renewal Toxicity Tests with Ceriodaphnia dubia
    E1366 - 11 Standard Practice for Standardized Aquatic Microcosms: Fresh Water
    E1367 - 03(2008) Standard Test Method for Measuring the Toxicity of Sediment-Associated Contaminants with Estuarine and Marine Invertebrates
    E1391 - 03(2008) Standard Guide for Collection, Storage, Characterization, and Manipulation of Sediments for Toxicological Testing and for Selection of Samplers Used to Collect Benthic Invertebrates
    E1415 - 91(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Static Toxicity Tests With Lemna gibba G3
    E1439 - 12 Standard Guide for Conducting the Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay-Xenopus (FETAX)
    E1440 - 91(2012) Standard Guide for Acute Toxicity Test with the Rotifer Brachionus
    E1463 - 92(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Static and Flow-Through Acute Toxicity Tests With Mysids From the West Coast of the United States
    E1498 - 92(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Sexual Reproduction Tests with Seaweeds
    E1525 - 02(2008) Standard Guide for Designing Biological Tests with Sediments
    E1562 - 00(2013) Standard Guide for Conducting Acute, Chronic, and Life-Cycle Aquatic Toxicity Tests with Polychaetous Annelids
    E1563 - 98(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Static Acute Toxicity Tests with Echinoid Embryos
    E1604 - 12 Standard Guide for Behavioral Testing in Aquatic Toxicology
    E1611 - 00(2013) Standard Guide for Conducting Sediment Toxicity Tests with Polychaetous Annelids
    E1619 - 11 Standard Test Method for Chronic Oral Toxicity Study in Rats
    E1676 - 12 Standard Guide for Conducting Laboratory Soil Toxicity or Bioaccumulation Tests with the Lumbricid Earthworm Eisenia Fetida and the Enchytraeid Potworm Enchytraeus albidus
    E1688 - 10 Standard Guide for Determination of the Bioaccumulation of Sediment-Associated Contaminants by Benthic Invertebrates
    E1706 - 05(2010) Standard Test Method for Measuring the Toxicity of Sediment-Associated Contaminants with Freshwater Invertebrates
    E1711 - 12 Standard Guide for Measurement of Behavior During Fish Toxicity Tests
    E1733 - 95(2008) Standard Guide for Use of Lighting in Laboratory Testing
    E1768 - 95(2013) Standard Guide for Ventilatory Behavioral Toxicology Testing of Freshwater Fish
    E1841 - 04(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Renewal Phytotoxicity Tests With Freshwater Emergent Macrophytes
    E1847 - 96(2013) Standard Practice for Statistical Analysis of Toxicity Tests Conducted Under ASTM Guidelines
    E1849 - 96(2013) Standard Guide for Fish and Wildlife Incident Monitoring and Reporting
    E1850 - 04(2012) Standard Guide for Selection of Resident Species as Test Organisms for Aquatic and Sediment Toxicity Tests
    E1963 - 09 Standard Guide for Conducting Terrestrial Plant Toxicity Tests
    E2045 - 99(2009) Standard Practice for Detailed Clinical Observations of Test Animals
    E2122 - 02(2013) Standard Guide for Conducting In-situ Field Bioassays With Caged Bivalves
    E2172 - 01(2008) Standard Guide for Conducting Laboratory Soil Toxicity Tests with the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
    E2186 - 02a(2010) Standard Guide for Determining DNA Single-Strand Damage in Eukaryotic Cells Using the Comet Assay
    E2317 - 04(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Renewal Microplate-Based Life-Cycle Toxicity Tests with a Marine Meiobenthic Copepod
    E2385 - 11 Standard Guide for Estimating Wildlife Exposure Using Measures of Habitat Quality
    E2455 - 06(2013) Standard Guide for Conducting Laboratory Toxicity Tests with Freshwater Mussels
    E2552 - 08 Standard Guide for Assessing the Environmental and Human Health Impacts of New Energetic Compounds
    E2590 - 09 Standard Guide for Conducting Hazard Analysis-Critical Control Point (HACCP) Evaluations
    E2591 - 07(2013) Standard Guide for Conducting Whole Sediment Toxicity Tests with Amphibians

    Corrective Action

    DesignationTitle
    E1739 - 95(2010)e1 Standard Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action Applied at Petroleum Release Sites
    E1943 - 98(2010) Standard Guide for Remediation of Ground Water by Natural Attenuation at Petroleum Release Sites
    E2081 - 00(2010)e1 Standard Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action
    E2205 / E2205M - 02(2009)e1 Standard Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action for Protection of Ecological Resources
    E2435 - 05(2010)e1 Standard Guide for Application of Engineering Controls to Facilitate Use or Redevelopment of Chemical-Affected Properties
    E2531 - 06e1 Standard Guide for Development of Conceptual Site Models and Remediation Strategies for Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids Released to the Subsurface
    E2616 - 09 Standard Guide for Remedy Selection Integrating Risk-Based Corrective Action and Non-Risk Considerations
    E2733 - 10 Standard Guide for Investigation of Equipment Problems and Releases for Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Systems
    E2856 - 13 Standard Guide for Estimation of LNAPL Transmissivity
    E2876 - 13 Standard Guide for Integrating Sustainable Objectives into Cleanup
    E2893 - 13e1 Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups

    Environmental Risk Management

    DesignationTitle
    E1689 - 95(2014) Standard Guide for Developing Conceptual Site Models for Contaminated Sites
    E1848 - 96(2014) Standard Guide for Selecting and Using Ecological Endpoints for Contaminated Sites
    E2020 - 99a(2010) Standard Guide for Data and Information Options for Conducting an Ecological Risk Assessment at Contaminated Sites
    E2107 - 06(2014) Standard Practice for Environmental Regulatory Compliance Audits
    E2137 - 06(2011) Standard Guide for Estimating Monetary Costs and Liabilities for Environmental Matters
    E2173 - 07(2011) Standard Guide for Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities
    E2348 - 06(2010) Standard Guide for Framework for a Consensus-based Environmental Decision-making Process
    E2365 - 14 Standard Guide for Environmental Compliance Performance Assessment
    E2718 - 10 Standard Guide for Financial Disclosures Attributed to Climate Change
    E2725 - 10 Standard Guide for Basic Assessment and Management of Greenhouse Gases

    Pollution Prevention/Beneficial Use

    DesignationTitle
    E2060 - 06 Standard Guide for Use of Coal Combustion Products for Solidification/Stabilization of Inorganic Wastes
    E2201 - 13 Standard Terminology for Coal Combustion Products
    E2243 - 13 Standard Guide for Use of Coal Combustion Products (CCPs) for Surface Mine Reclamation: Re-contouring and Highwall Reclamation
    E2277 - 14 Standard Guide for Design and Construction of Coal Ash Structural Fills
    E2278 - 13 Standard Guide for Use of Coal Combustion Products (CCPs) for Surface Mine Reclamation: Revegetation and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage

    Real Estate Assessment and Management

    DesignationTitle
    D5746 - 98(2010) Standard Classification of Environmental Condition of Property Area Types for Defense Base Closure and Realignment Facilities
    D6008 - 96(2014) Standard Practice for Conducting Environmental Baseline Surveys
    E1527 - 13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process
    E1528 - 14 Standard Practice for Limited Environmental Due Diligence: Transaction Screen Process
    E1903 - 11 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process
    E2018 - 08 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process
    E2091 - 11 Standard Guide for Use of Activity and Use Limitations, Including Institutional and Engineering Controls
    E2247 - 08 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process for Forestland or Rural Property
    E2418 - 06 Standard Guide for Readily Observable Mold and Conditions Conducive to Mold in Commercial Buildings: Baseline Survey Process
    E2600 - 10 Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions
    E2790 - 11 Standard Guide for Identifying and Complying With Continuing Obligations
    E2797 - 11 Standard Practice for Building Energy Performance Assessment for a Building Involved in a Real Estate Transaction

    Storage Tanks

    DesignationTitle
    E1990 - 14 Standard Guide for Performing Evaluations of Underground Storage Tank Systems for Operational Conformance with 40 CFR, Part 280 Regulations
    E2256 - 13 Standard Guide for Hydraulic Integrity of New, Repaired, or Reconstructed Aboveground Storage Tank Bottoms for Petroleum Service
    E2681 - 13 Standard Guide for Environmental Management of Underground Storage Tank Systems Storing Hazardous Substances or Petroleum

    Other standards developed by ASTM committees:


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