The EPA's New Enviro Site Assessment Standard: Key Points

February 6, 2023Article

Environmental Partner, Sedina Banks, authored the Law360 article "The EPA's New Enviro Site Assessment Standard: Key Points." In her article, she covers key points from the new ASTM International standard for conducting Phase I environmental site assessments, officially known as ASTM E1527-21. 


This action, effective Feb. 13, approves the use of ASTM E1527-21 to satisfy the requirements of the all appropriate inquiries rule, codified at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 312, for conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or CERCLA, also known as the Superfund law.

While the EPA will continue to allow the use of the previous standard, ASTM E1527-13, for another year, the revised standard now represents the best practice for conducting environmental site assessments.

Read the full article here.