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Activity and Use Limitations (AULs) also known as Institutional Controls, Deed Restrictions, or Land Use Controls

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About the Course

This course will answer your questions on how AULs can be effectively implemented and maintained.

  • Introduction 
  • Scope 
  • Referenced Documents 
  • Terminology 
  • Significance and Use 
  • AULs as a Component of Site Assessment and Remedial Action Selection 
  • Examples of AULs 
  • State and Local Implementation Considerations 
  • Appendixes 
  • Summary 
Learning Outcomes

Many states have adopted voluntary corrective action programs and Brownfields programs that use risk-based corrective action principles. A common element of these programs is the use of Activity and Use Limitations (AULs) (also referred to as "Institutional Controls", "Deed Restrictions', or "Land Use Controls") to achieve either an "acceptable risk" or a "no significant risk" level.

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

  • Recall the purpose of AULs in the remedial action process and the types of AULs that are most commonly available.
  • Incorporate AULs into remediation programs using a risk-based approach to corrective action.
  • Apply screening and balancing criteria in determining whether a particular AUL may be appropriate.
  • Recall the process for evaluating which AUL, or combination of AULs, best achieves the "no significant risk" standard.
  • State the importance of addressing long-term stewardship concerns
Who Should Attend
  • State, Federal, & Local Regulators 
  • Environmental Engineers 
  • City & County Managers 
  • Attorneys 
  • Insurance Underwriters 
  • Property Owners 
  • Brownfields Redevelopers
Fee Includes
  • Course Notes
  • ASTM Standard E2091
  • Exercise Packet
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • 0.7 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Referenced Documents

ASTM Standard E2091 Standard Guide for Use of Activity and Use Limitations, Including Institutional and Engineering Controls

How Learning Will be Assessed

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

About the Instructors

This course will be taught by three highly qualified instructors who are members of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment and ASTM Subcommittee E50.04 on Performance Standards Related to Environmental Regulatory Programs.

About ASTM and the Sponsoring Committee

Organized in 1898. ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. 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 Committee E50 and Subcommittee E50.04 on Performance Standards Related to Environmental Regulatory Programs developed the standard upon which this course is based.

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