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Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Processes

Price: $1599

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Virtual Event, VE

02/14/2023 - 02/17/2023

Salt Lake City, UT

03/13/2023 - 03/15/2023

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
150 W 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

888-627-8152

Virtual Event, VE

04/24/2023 - 04/27/2023

West Conshohocken, PA

05/16/2023 - 05/18/2023

ASTM Headquarters
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Virtual Event, VE

06/05/2023 - 06/08/2023

Baltimore, MD

08/08/2023 - 08/10/2023

Virtual Event, VE

09/11/2023 - 09/14/2023

Austin, TX

10/10/2023 - 10/12/2023

ERIS

Columbus, OH

11/14/2023 - 11/16/2023

Orlando, FL

12/12/2023 - 12/14/2023

About the Course

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 what is required by the standards, how to use the standards, and how the standards affect the way you do business.

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

The last day 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. The course shows how the Standard relies on the scientific method and the conceptual site model, and allows environmental assessors to generate reliable, defensible, reproducible information regarding the nature of potential contaminants associated with RECs identified during the Phase I Processes and how this information can assist in making informed business decisions concerning commercial real estate transactions.

Instructor Message about Phase I Instruction
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 "Landowner Liability Protections" 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
  • Commercial Real Estate Professionals
  • Property owners
  • Commercial lenders and financial managers
  • Attorneys
  • Anyone responsible for reviewing Phase I and Phase II Site Assessment reports
Course Description
  • Regulatory/Liability Overview
  • Why ASTM?
  • ASTM E1527 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process
    • Phase I Principles
    • Records Research
    • Site Reconnaissance
    • Interviews
    • Report Preparation
    • Non-Scope Considerations
    • Site Assessment Limitations
  • Question & Answer Session
  • ASTM Standard Practice Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Introduction & Background
    • User Needs
    • Uses of the Standard
    • Limitations of the Standard
  • Contracting Considerations
  • Developing the Scope of Work
    • Assessment Activities
    • Evaluation and Interpretation of Data
    • Presentation of Findings and Conclusions
      • Case Studies
  • Question & Answer Session

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)

This course also includes access to two free ASTM course:

About the Instructors

This course is taught by experienced professionals who are members of ASTM Committee E50.02 on Environmental Assessments and are actively involved in developing and updating the 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 Molly Lynak or go to our E50 technical committee page.

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

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How Learning Will Be Assessed

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

Questions About This Training Course

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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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