Tag Archives: All Appropriate Inquiry

Complying with the ASTM E1527-13 Vapor Encroachment Obligations

How to comply with the vapor encroachment assessment required by ASTM Standard E1527-13 (ASTM E1527-13) has become a common question for Phase I Environmental Site Assessment users in search of satisfying the CERCLA all appropriate inquiry rules.   As we reported in our prior frESH law blog post, unlike ASTM Standard E1527-05, the new ASTM E1527-13 … Continue Reading

US EPA Approves (Again) Phase I ESA Standard ASTM E1527-13; Announces Intent to Remove Reference to ASTM E1527-05 in AAI Rule

On December 30, 2013, US EPA issued its final rule approving use of ASTM E 1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments to satisfy the All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) requirements under CERCLA Section 101(35)(B).  The rule is effective immediately.  As expected and reported in our prior frESH law blog, US EPA clarified that “today’s rule … Continue Reading

USEPA Approves Use of Phase I ESA Standard ASTM E 1527-13 for AAI

On August 15, 2013, USEPA published a direct final rule in the Federal Register approving use of new ASTM Standard E 1527-13, “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments:  Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” to satisfy the All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) requirements under Section 101(35)(B) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)  and set forth in 40 CFR … Continue Reading
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