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Towards a New ASTM E1527-21 Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in 2021

proposed revisions and changes under review

The current standard for the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, ASTM E1527-13, is up for renewal, with a final deadline for the new E1527-21 standard in January 2021, when the current standard sunsets. Over the course of 2018 and 2019, the committee has met on numerous occasions to propose and discuss revisions. Volunteer focus groups, consisting of environmental professionals, lenders, and environmental attorneys, have evaluated the 2013 ASTM standard for issues, feedback, new concerns, or revisions that take into consideration the need of the users (CRE stakeholders) and the producers (consultants, Environmental Professionals, and the lawyers who fall in between).

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