ASTM Updates

February 2023 – The E2247 Task Group has been working for over a year to revise the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard for Forestland and Rural Properties. Currently, comments and suggested changes are under review by the Task Group. For more information on this standard and the proposed revisions, contact E2247 Task Group member Jeri Massengill at

December 22, 2022 – EPA took final action to amend the Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries Rules (AAI rule), effective on February 13, 2023, to reference ASTM International’s E1527-21 “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process”. This action by EPA allows for the revised standard to be used to satisfy the requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiries under CERCLA. EPA’s action will remove, after a one year phase-in period, recognition of the previous version ASTM E1527-13 as compliant with the AAI rule.

Where to Find HIG

January 2023 – Jeri Massengill and others presented “Use and Applicability of ASTM E2247 Phase I Standard for Forestland and Rural Properties” at the Environmental Banker’s Association 2023 Virtual Conference.

December 2022 – Jeri Massengill and Elizabeth Chapmond traveled to Portland, OR to attend the Business and Environmental Conference & Expo.

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