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Screening for Vapor Encroachment is subject of ASTM training class.

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January 26, 2012 - To be held 6 times in first half of 2012, Screening for Vapor Encroachment into Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions is technical and professional training course. It will review rationale behind development of ASTM E2600-10, Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions, as well as discuss tiered methodology used and implications for environmental professionals involved in conducting property environmental due diligence.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM Announces Training Course on Screening for Vapor Encroachment into Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions

Press release date: January 13, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Screening for Vapor Encroachment into Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions is an ASTM Technical and Professional Training course to be held six times during the first half of 2012. Vapor encroachment into the subsurface of a property involved in a real estate transaction can potentially create significant liability for owners and prospective purchasers and have a material impact on property value. The screening methodology in ASTM E2600-10, Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions, was developed to facilitate this assessment by environmental professionals. The course will review the rationale behind the standard's development; discuss the tiered methodology used; and the implications for environmental professionals involved in conducting property environmental due diligence. The screening methodology associated with Tiers 1 and 2 of the standard will be reviewed in detail and case studies will be included. The following is the vapor intrusion assessment training schedule for 2012: San Francisco, Calif. March 27 Los Angeles, Calif. March 28 Newark, N.J. April 10 Chicago, Ill. April 25 Atlanta, Ga. May 3 Dallas, Texas May 9 The cost for the course is $495 USD and includes copies of ASTM E2600, course notes, case studies and information about ASTM and Committee E50. Participants will also be able to take an examination at the end of the class and receive an ASTM certificate stating that they have completed the course and passed an exam. People receiving the certificate will also be listed in the ASTM Directory of Certificate Holders on the ASTM website. The fee for the examination is $95. To obtain a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org). Visit the course website. 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.

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