EPA proposes amendment to All Appropriate Inquiries

This week the EPA proposed an amendment to all appropriate inquiries under CERCLA to remove reference to E1527-05 and replace it with the new E1527-13 standard. The public comment period is open until July 17, 2014.

Summary from the Federal Register Docket

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the standards and practices for conducting All Appropriate Inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to remove the reference to ASTM International’s E1527-05 standard practice. This 2005 standard practice was recently replaced by updated standard E1527-13 by ASTM International, a widely recognized standards development organization. Specifically, EPA is proposing to amend the “All Appropriate Inquiries Rule” to remove the reference to ASTM International’s E1527-05 “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process.”

Read the full proposed rule here.

environmental dataCarissa Ries

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