ASTM E 1527-05 Articles

  • Vapor Encroachment Screening:A Necessary Task in Environmental Due Diligence

    Real Estate, Banking, and Environmental professionals are very familiar with ASTM E 1527-05, Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, used as a routine due diligence element for real property transactions.  Less widely known and less frequently incorporated as a formal element in the environmental due diligence process is ASTM Standard Guide for ...

  • A REC is a REC, right? Wrong!

    A Recognized Environmental Condition, or REC for short, is a term everyone involved in a commercial property transaction is familiar with. It is a potential problem area for the perspective commercial property buyer, a red flag to the lender, and often a headache for the seller and buyer both. Officially defined by ASTM International (ASTM, E-1527-05) as “the presence or likely presence of any ...

  • CONTROLLED RECOGNIZED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS (CRECs)

    A client recently said to me; “It seems like every year environmental requirements become more stringent and costly, making more purchasers and lenders request environmental inspections before committing to the real estate transaction”. Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or Phase I ESAs are the industry standard for ...

  • EPA’s AAI: A new phase in ESAs?

    Environmental due diligence is on the brink of change. Some subtle. Others more substantive. The changes stem from EPA's mandate pursuant to the January 2002 Small Business Liability Relief and Revitalization Act (the Federal Brownfields Law) to write the nation'01/s first federal standards for conducting "all appropriate inquiries,” the process by which a property's potential for ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • What the REC? Understanding RECs, CRECs and HRECs in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

    With all of the acronyms in the environmental consulting industry, reading a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment report can be a challenge.  And if the report contains the acronym REC, confusion may give way to dread. A Recognized Environmental Condition, or REC, is a ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Testing for Equivalence - Why the TOST Procedure Works

    Q: What statistical procedures are used to demonstrate that two sets of test results are equivalent? A: Changes are often made in laboratory operations for expansion or improvement, and these may involve new apparatus, personnel, test methods or testing sites, for example. These changes must be supported by statistical methods to ascertain whether the test results from the old and new ...


    By ASTM International

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • Testing Validates Environmentally Friendly Hydraulic Fluids

    Operators seeking next-generation hydraulic fluids typically expect to find products with a low-impact environmental footprint that meets both current and future regulations without skimping on the high-performance requirements some systems need. As a possible solution, EnBio Industries offers its EnBio fluids, a polyalkylene glycol-based lubricant with five characteristics that ...


    By EnBio Industries

  • Ask the Expert: Oil Analysis in Power Generation

    Uptime is one of the key considerations for all power generators. Electricity supply must equal demand at all times. Downtime, especially unplanned downtime, is very difficult to deal with and can be quite costly. Fortunately condition based monitoring can go a long way towards preventing unscheduled downtime and achieving ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Controlling Treatment Disinfection Byproduct Creation from Natural Organic Materials

    Safe operation of a water treatment plant requires careful monitoring of the water supply for any substances entering the treatment works that could negatively impact treated water quality. One aspect of water quality that has recently garnered more attention from authorities and utilities is natural organic matter (NOM). This is a group of carbon-based compounds found in natural water systems ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Denver Colorado - Harvard Gultch Interceptor - Case Study

    Summary Pipe penetrating radar (PPR), a new pipe inspection technology was used for condition assessment in a 27 inch interceptor in Denver, CO. Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD), the owner of the interceptor had limited information about the condition of the pipe, so they contacted SewerVUE in order to undertake a multisensory pipe condition assessment that included CCTV, PPR ...


    By SewerVUE

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