Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process

    On-Site Training Available
    ASTM can bring this course to your site for groups of 12 or more. 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.

    Take Advantage of the Benefits
    * Learn how to properly plan and perform Phase II investigations into Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) using the methodology in ASTM E 1903 Standard Guide for Phase II Environmental Site Assessments.
    * Learn 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 and/or Transaction Screen Processes to assist in making informed business decisions concerning commercial real estate transactions.
    * Gain an understanding of the level of knowledge necessary to satisfy the innocent purchaser defense under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and why due diligence is necessary.

    Who Should Attend
    * Environmental Professionals and Appraisers
    * Environmental Professionals Responsible for Conducting Phase II Assessments or Reviewing Phase II Reports
    * Property Owners
    * Business Professionals Who Rely on Environmental Due Diligence
    * Anyone Who Uses a Phase II Report

    Fee Includes
    * E 1903 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process
    * Course Notes
    * Case Studies
    * Certificate of Completion
    * 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    * Refreshment Breaks

    Course Outline
    Registration: 8 am
    Class Day 1: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    * Introduction
    * Background
    * Scope of the Standard
    * User Needs
    * Uses of the Standard
    * Limitations of the Standard)
    * 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

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

    About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee E50
    ASTM, one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1998. 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 Managaement, and Corrective Action.

    Attention: Professional Engineers
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