ASTM E, the revised Standard Practice for Limited The key changes from the previous E version of the standard include. Buy ASTM E PRACTICE FOR LIMITED ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE: TRANSACTION SCREEN PROCESS from SAI. Due to the more stringent lending practices LMG is foreseeing more Phase I ESAs being required by lending institutions. LMG also performs ASTM E .

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Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. This practice is intended aztm use on a voluntary basis by parties who wish to assess the environmental condition of commercial real estate where a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is, initially, e128-06 to be unnecessary by the user and the parties do not seek CERCLA LLPs. This practice is intended primarily as a commercially prudent or reasonable approach to conducting an inquiry designed to identify potential environmental concerns in connection with a property.

Consequently, this practice does not address many additional issues raised in transactions such as purchases of business entities, or interests therein, or of their f1528-06, that may well involve environmental liabilities pertaining to properties previously owned or operated or other off-site environmental liabilities. The transaction screen process can be performed by, but does not require the judgment of an environmental professional.

Phase I & II and ASTM Transaction Screening Assessments

If an environmental professional is contracted to prepare a transaction screen questionnairenothing in this practice requires the professional to develop opinions and conclusions. Nothing in this practice precludes a user from contracting with any person identified herein for mutually agreed upon additional services.


The appropriate use of the transaction screen will be guided by the type of property subject to assessment, the expertise and risk tolerance of the userand the information developed in the course of the inquiry. Subsequent environmental site assessments or transaction screens should not be considered valid standards to judge the appropriateness of any prior assessment based on hindsight, new information, use of developing technology or analytical techniques, or other factors.

In making this judgment, the user should consider the type of property assessed and the conditions in the area surrounding the property. The user should do so before the preparer makes the site visit. Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Users are cautioned that federal, state, and local laws may impose environmental assessment obligations that are beyond the scope of this practice.

Section 11 of this practice identifies, for informational purposes, certain environmental conditions not an all-inclusive list that may exist on a property that are beyond the scope of this practice but may warrant consideration by parties to a commercial real estate transaction. The need to include an investigation of any such conditions in the scope of services should be evaluated based upon, among other factors, the nature of the property and the reasons for performing the assessment for example, a more comprehensive evaluation of business environmental risk and should be agreed upon as additional services beyond the scope of this practice prior to initiation of the Transaction Screen Process.


Section 1 is the Scope.

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Section 3Terminology, has definitions of terms not unique to this practice, descriptions of terms unique to this practice, and acronyms. Section 4 is Significance and Use of this practice. Section 5 is the Introduction to the Transaction Screen Questionnaire.

Section 6 sets forth the Transaction Screen Questionnaire itself. Sections 7 — 10 contain the Guide to the Transaction Screen Questionnaire and its various parts.

Section 11 provides additional information regarding non-scope considerations. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

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