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

  • Conducting The Phase I Site Assessment - Historical Use

    This is the first in a series of five articles relating to conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Each article will attempt to give the reader a thorough understanding of a specific aspect of the Phase I process and Clayton's commitment to exceeding the requirements of ASTM Standard E 1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment ...


  • Doing the Deal Part 2: Property Assessments

    Providing support for major business transactions is arguably the most important strategic responsibility of an EH&S manager. The potential cost savings (if done correctly) or liabilities (if done poorly) can be enormous. A company may bet its future success on a single business acquisition or merger. Even purchases or divestments of plant and equipment can have a profound effect on a ...

  • Conducting The Phase I Assessment - Records Review

     This is the second in a series of five articles relating to conducting Phase I Environmental Site assessments. Each article attempts to give the reader a thorough understanding of a specific aspect of the Phase I process and Clayton’s commitment to meeting or exceeding the requirements of ASTM Standard E 1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site ...


  • 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

  • Environmental Health & Safety Liability Assessment Systems

    An excerpt from the book, "Information Technology Solutions for EHS Professionals," by Thomas J. Morahan, Vice President of EHS Technology at InteGreyted, 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, ...

  • 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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