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In light of rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and calls to contain the virus, ASTM will be offering this in-person training as a live streamed virtual event.
This 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 part 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 last part of the course 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.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
This course is taught by the professionals who contributed to the development of the ASTM Phase I and II standards. They are members of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessments and are involved in developing new ASTM environmental assessment standards.
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 Molly Lynak or go to our E50 technical committee page.
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Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.
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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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