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ASTM Training Courses to cover environmental assessment standards.

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March 31, 2011 - Two-day ASTM International training courses will cover ASTM E1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process; and ASTM E1528, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Transaction Screen Process. Developed by ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action, training courses will also detail U.S. EPA rule on All Appropriate Inquiry. Courses will be held 9 times between April 26 and November 16.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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Phase I Site Assessment and the Transaction Screen Process Subject of ASTM International Training Courses

Press release date: March 29, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Phase I Site Assessment and the Transaction Screen Process" is the subject of a two-day ASTM International training course to be held nine times during 2011. Recognizing the need for authoritative site assessment standards, ASTM pulled together environmental professionals, real estate and insurance professionals, lawyers and government representatives to develop its site assessment standards. Developed by ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action, the two standards are ASTM E1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process; and ASTM E1528, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Transaction Screen Process. Many companies offer training on these standards, but the ASTM International course offers an opportunity to be trained by the organization that developed the standards. The latest version of the Phase I standard, ASTM E1527, and information on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule on All Appropriate Inquiry will be covered in this course. The cost for the course is $895 USD and includes copies of the two standards, course notes, case studies and information about ASTM International and Committee E50. The following is the "Phase I Site Assessment and the Transaction Screen Process" training schedule for 2011: o April 26-27, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
o May 10-11, St, Louis, Mo.
o May 24-25, Washington, D.C.
o June 7-8, Seattle, Wash.
o Sept. 20-21, Boston, Mass.
o Sept. 27-28, New Orleans, La.
o Oct. 11-12, Chicago, Ill.
o Nov. 1-2, ASTM Headquarters, West Conshohocken, Pa.
o Nov. 15-16, Las Vegas Nev. To obtain a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org). This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Contact Scott Murphy, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9685; smurphy@astm.org) for details. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org

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