Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Processes


    Early Bird Fee: $1,305.00

    Standard Fee: $1,450.00


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    West Conshohocken, PA

    9/13/2016 - 9/15/2016

    ASTM Headquarters
    100 Barr Harbor Drive
    West Conshohocken, PA 19428

    610-832=9686

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    Houston, TX

    9/27/2016 - 9/29/2016

    Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria
    7611 Katy Freeway
    Houston, TX 77024

    713-680-2222

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    Chicago, IL

    10/18/2016 - 10/20/2016

    Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove
    1000 Busse Road
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    847-437-6010

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    Las Vegas, NV

    11/1/2016 - 11/3/2016

    Flamingo Las Vegas
    3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    702-733-3111

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    Columbus, OH

    11/15/2016 - 11/17/2016

    Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
    75 East State Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    614-365-4500

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    Early Bird Discount

    ASTM automatically applies a discount of 10% when participants register 60 days prior to the start of the class.
    *After the early bird period expires, registrations are subject to standard pricing.


    About the Course

    This 3-day course covers the ASTM Environmental Site Assessment Standard Practices for the Phase I Site Assessment (E1527) and the Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (E1903). You will gain an understanding of how to use the standards and how the standards affect the way you do business.

    The instructor will also discuss the "Innocent Landowner Defense" under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and why due diligence is necessary.

    The first two days of this course focus on ASTM E1527. Coverage includes discussion of the changes to the standard as well as the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act.

    The third day focuses on how to properly plan and perform Phase II investigations using ASTM E1903 Standard Guide for Phase II Environmental Site Assessments. It covers the various approaches used in the Phase II process to generate additional information regarding the identification and nature of potential contaminants associated with RECs identified during the Phase I Processes to assist in making informed business decisions concerning commercial real estate transactions.


    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Recall why the ASTM Environmental Site Assessment Standard Practices for the Phase I Site Assessment and the Transaction Screen Process (E1527 and E1528) were developed
    • Describe how standards are used
    • Interpret how standards affect the way you do business
    • Discuss the "Innocent Landowner Defense" under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and why due diligence is necessary
    • Discuss changes to E1527
    • Recall how to properly plan and perform Phase II investigations using ASTM E1903 Standard Guide for Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
    • Discuss various approaches used in the Phase II process to generate additional information regarding the identification and nature of potential contaminants associated with RECs identified during the Phase I Processes to assist in making informed business decisions concerning commercial real estate transactions.


    Who Should Attend

    • Environmental professionals
    • Appraisers
    • Property owners
    • Upper managers in financial organizations, insurance companies, and law firms
    • Attorneys and bankers
    • Anyone who completes the Transaction Screen process and fills out the form
    • Anyone responsible for reviewing Transaction Screens or Phase I Site Assessment reports


    Course Description

    Registration is 8:00-8:30 AM on 1st Day
    Class: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. all three days

    Day 1

    • Regulatory/Liability Overview
    • Why ASTM?
    • Small Business Liability Relief & Brownfields Revitalization Act
    • ASTM E1527 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process
    • Phase I Introduction
    • Records Research
    • Site Reconnaissance
    • Interviews
      Report Preparation
    • Introduction to Phase I Case Study
    Day 2
    • Review of Day 1
    • Phase I Case Study
    • Phase I Summary
    • Non-Scope Considerations
    • Limitations
    • Liability Issues
      Other ASTM Activities
    • Question & Answer Session
    • ASTM Standard Practice Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Introduction & Background
      • Terminology

      • Scope of the Standard
      • User Needs
      • Uses of the Standard
      • Limitations of the Standard
    Day 3
    • Contracting Considerations
    • Developing the Scope of Work
      • Assessment Activities
      • Field Screening & Field Analytical Techniques
      • Environmental Media Sampling
      • Environmental Sample Handling
    • Evaluation and Interpretation of Data
      • Evaluation of Data
      • Verification of Data
      • Interpretation of Results
      • Elimination of RECs
      • Confirmation of RECs
    • Presentation of Findings and Conclusions
      • Report Purpose
      • Report Characteristics
      • Report Components
      • Case Studies
    • Question & Answer Session


    The ASTM Training Team

    This course is taught by the professionals who contributed to the development of the ASTM Phase I & II standards. They are members of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessments and are now involved in developing new ASTM environmental assessment standards.


    Fee Includes

    • E1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process
    • E1903 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process
    • Course notes
    • Case studies
    • Certificate of Completion
    • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    • Coffee breaks


    About the Instructors

    This course will be taught by an instructor who contributed to the development of E1527-13 and E1528-14, and is now involved in developing new ASTM environmental assessment standards.


    About Sponsoring Committee

    ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. Recognizing the need for authoritative site assessment standards, ASTM pulled together environmental professionals, real estate and insurance professionals, lawyers, and government representatives. These members of ASTM Committee E50 and its Subcommittee E50.02 on Commercial Real Estate Transactions developed the standard upon which this course is based. For more information on Committee E50 contact Kate McClung or go to our E50 technical committee page.


    Free ASTM Membership

    Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships.)


    Attention: Professional Engineers

    If your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses and ASTM membership can help you meet that requirement.


    On-Site Training Available

    ASTM can bring this course to your site! On-site training courses can also be tailored to meet your specific needs. For more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.


    How Learning Will Be Assessed

    Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.


    Attendee Praise

    Praise from recent attendees of the course:

    "This was a fabulous class in which I learned a great deal. The instructor was extremely knowledgable and seemed to be an expert in the field and was very good at communicating that knowledge."

    "Great course -- Fantastic instructor, great knowledge and energy! Personable and interesting throughout the full 3 days"

    "This instructor was incredibly knowledgeable, he was able to explain complex technical information and legal rules important for competency."

    "The whole course was valuable to me, especially the terminology -- REC, release, de minimis, etc."

    "As someone who has limited knowledge and experience with Phase I's, I felt all information provided on the Phase I was extremely helpful and taught very well."

    "Instructor was very knowledgeable and presented the information clearly and easy to understand. Great personality and use of examples to keep us interested."


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