Tag: Phase I


Stormwater Permitting

Permitting is designed to prevent stormwater runoff from discharging pollutants into local surface waters. As I have mentioned in my previous blog, the Clean Water Act authorizes EPA to regulate point sources such as Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), Construction Activities and Industrial Activities, that discharge pollutants into waters of the US through the […]


ASTM Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Awaits Approval

ASTM Standard 1527-13 for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments is now on the streets but it does not have EPA’s stamp of approval quite yet.  In August, EPA issued a final rule stating that the soon-to-be-released 1527-13 Standard would be acceptable, alternatively, to the 1527-05 Standard.  In reaction to a slew of comments which were […]


NEW ASTM Standard to be Published Next Week

ASTM E1527-05 (2013) “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process”  has passed balloting by the technical committee and should be available to the public next week.   SMG will review this version of the standard and provide a summary of the approved changes in a future notice.  We will also explain […]


Federal Update to Phase I Processes is Open to Public Comment

On Aug. 15, 2013, USEPA issued notice in the Federal Register that it intends to endorse the updated “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process,” issued by ASTM, through a Final Rule amending 40 C.F.R. Part 312.  If there are no adverse comments to this direct Final Rule the rule […]


Intern Diary: Week 2

It is only my second week interning for Smith Management Group and I have already learned so much! Last week I worked mainly on researching Phase 1 standards and procedures and putting together photo logs of ongoing projects. This week I was able to go on-site with Sara Smith, SMG’s president, and Sarah Carty, an […]

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