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NAEM Webinar - Updates to the ASTM Phase I ESA Standard
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Updates to the ASTM Phase I ESA Standard

Updates to the ASTM Phase I ESA Standard

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
1:00 -2:00 p.m.
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Want to review and understand the changes to the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Standard as well as the new information required to produce a compliant ESA?

The Phase I ESA has long been the industry standard to evaluate potential environmental concerns in commercial real estate transactions. The methods and protocols are described by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and provide "good commercial and customary practice" to conduct environmental due diligence. Last revised in 2005, the Phase I standard is updated every 8 years.

This NAEM webinar archive will review several key changes to the ASTM Phase I ESA Standard including:

  • Revised and New Definitions
  • Emphasis on File Reviews
  • User Responsibilities
  • Vapor Intrusion Clarification

This program archive is intended for any and all EHS professionals involved in:

  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Property Assessments
  • Management of Risk


  • Adam Johnston, Principal; ENVIRON International Corp.

Speaker biography:

Adam Johnston

Adam Johnston

Adam Johnston is ENVIRON’s Environmental Due Diligence Practice Area Leader for the Americas. Adam has more than 20 years of experience conducting and overseeing environmental due diligence assignments both in the United States and around the world. As a representative of ENVIRON, Adam has participated in ASTM International’s Phase I ESA E1527 Task Group since 2010. Over the course of the last three years, this group met regularly by telephone and in person to review the existing Phase I ESA Standard and develop revisions to the Phase I ESA Standard. Adam will be presenting a webinar on the revisions to the Phase I ESA Standard that were agreed upon by the ASTM International task group and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the factors that drove the changes. Download his full bio.

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