After 8 years, the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) will be issuing a new standard for conducting Phase 1 environmental site assessments.

Preliminary information indicates the written standard will be issued in the first quarter of 2014 and incorporates almost the entire previous E1527-05 standard without significant changes.

A new category of recognized environmental condition a CREC (conditional recognized environmental condition) will be added to reflect situations such as a former gasoline station that has been closed with a deed restriction because residual contamination is present.
Details and information about E1527-13 to come in a future newsletter after the new standard is issued.