The New Phase I ESA Standard is Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.

On November 1, 2021, the ASTM International Committee on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action (ASTM Committee-50) approved a new standard for conducting Phase I ESAs. The ASTM E1527-21 (Standard) was approved by ASTM International; however, it has not yet been approved by the EPA, and the ASTM E1527-13 standard continues to be recognized by the EPA as AAI (All Appropriate Inquiry) compliant.

Changes to this Standard will affect the information contained in ESAs, which are vital reports in determining the environmental risk of a site. On the St.Germain blog, our Environmental Assessment and Remediation Team highlights the key changes. Read the full post here.