Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

    About the Course

    This focused 1-day course covers the ASTM Environmental Site Assessment Standard Practices for the Phase I Site Assessment Process (E1527). You will gain an understanding of how to use the standard 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. Coverage includes discussion of the changes to the E1527 standard as well as the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act.

    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 (E1527-13) was developed
    • Describe how the standard is used
    • Interpret how standards affect the way you do business
    • Discuss changes to E1527.

    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: 8 a.m.
    Class: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    Day 1

    • Introduction
    • Regulatory/Liability Overview
    • Why ASTM?
    • Q&A
    • Small Business Liability Relief & Brownfields Revitalization Act
    • EPA AAI and ASTM E1527-13
    • ASTM E1527-13 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process
      • Phase I Introduction
      • Records Research
      • Site Reconnaissance
      • Interviews
      • Site Visit Video/Discussion
      • Report Preparation

    Fee Includes

    • E1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process
    • Course notes
    • Sample government records review reports
    • Certificate of Completion and .7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    • Refreshment breaks

    About the Instructor

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

    About the Sponsoring Committee

    ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. 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 Committee E50 and its Subcommittee E50.02 on Commercial Real Estate Transactions developed the standards upon which this course is based. For more information on Committee E50 contact Molly Lynyak 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.

    How Learning Will Be Assessed

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

    Questions About this Training Course

    For information on this training course, please contact Training or call (610) 832-9686.

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