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Status of the Revised E1527 Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

USEPA is currently working to address public comments before issuing a direct final rule approving the new ASTM standard (ASTM E1527-21) for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). The current E1527-13 standard will remain an approved method for conducting the all appropriate inquiry (AAI) component for potential liability protections under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and

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CLIENT ALERT: PFOA/PFOS Proposed Designation as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA

On August 26, 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and their salts and structural isomers, as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. This proposal follows

EHS Support Experts to Present at SETAC Annual Meeting

Three members of the EHS Support Sediment and Risk-Assessment Group will be presenting virtually at the SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting this November 14-18. On Monday, November 15, Chrissy Peterson, Sediment & Risk Assessment Group team manager and Toxicology & Human Health Risk Assessment team leader, will be co-chairing the session “Background: Soil, Sediment,

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Managing PRP Group Funds – Aligning Operations with Customer Requirements (Part 1)

The 1980 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or ‘Superfund’) was enacted to address the most polluted properties in the United States. It forced the polluters or their successors (Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs)) to manage and pay for the remedial activities. Some projects have hundreds of PRPs and cost hundreds of millions of