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Scroll below to see recent webinars, blog posts and newsletters. To see how we have positioned our products and services to help you comply with the new standard, click on our EDR LightBox ASTM Solution Sheet.

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LightBox ASTM E1527-21 Survey Summary Report

The LightBox ASTM Survey Summary report is the industry’s first look into how environmental professionals are responding to the new ASTM Phase I ESA standard. This survey summary includes the latest data on adoption to date, and how Phase I ESA providers are preparing for implementation of the new standard practice, including the specific changes being made to data requirements, best practices, and report formats.

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LightBox ASTM E1527-21 Survey Report ↗

The LightBox ASTM Survey Summary report is the industry’s first look into how …

EPA Withdraws the Direct Final Rule

On Monday, May 2, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a brief statement in the Federal Register …

CRE Industry is transitioning to the new ASTM

Last year, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee on Environmental Assessment …


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LightBox ASTM E1527-21 Survey

“Hear from Dianne Crocker, Principal Analyst, as she highlights findings from the recent LightBox ASTM Survey Summary report. This is the industry’s first look into how environmental professionals are responding to the new ASTM Phase I ESA standard. “

LightBox EDR ASTM Past Webinars

A Deep Dive Into Potential Revisions to ASTM E 1527 for Phase I ESAs

“In this second in LightBox’s ongoing series of webinars focused on the 2021 updates to the ASTM E 1527-13 Standard Practice, we will take a deeper dive into the more substantive changes being discussed by the ASTM Task Group. This panel, drawn from professionals who are devoting time to …”

Are We There Yet? A High-Level Update on Revisions to the E 1527-13 Phase I ESA Standard

“Our third webinar in the ongoing series focused on proposed revisions to the ASTM E 1527-13 Phase I ESA Standard Practice brings together long-time Task Group Chair Julie Kilgore and Patricia Overmeyer of the U.S. EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization. The eyes of the …”

A Dive into ASTM E 1527 Revisions Through the Lens of Professional Liability

“The release of a new standard presents a valuable opportunity for firms to review their processes and procedures to ensure consistency and thoroughness. This time is no exception. Join us as two active ASTM Task Group leaders …”



ASTM Update: May 2022

This edition in our series keeping you informed on the new ASTM standard includes the results of a recent survey on market adoption.


ASTM Update: October 2021

On September 1, the ASTM Phase I ESA Task Group
completed its final action for E1527: sending the ballot
out to the E50 committee with the Task Group’s
recommendation to find the outstanding negatives to
be non-persuasive.


ASTM Update: July 2021

The Task Group met numerous times from April to June to continue to address and resolving negative comments from the April 2, ballot. On June 10th, the revised standard was submitted to ballot, closing on July 10, 2021. The attention of the Task Group members now turns to any negatives submitted.

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ASTM Update: April 2021

On April 2nd, the Main Committee Ballot for voting by Task Group members closed. At the ASTM E 50 Committee Week meeting on April 14th, the Task Group began its review of any negatives or comments received during the latest balloting process.

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ASTM Update: February 2021

This is the first in a new series of fun, informational updates to keep LightBox clients educated about upcoming changes to the ASTM Phase I ESA standard as efforts near completion this year.

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