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ASTM Environmental Site Assessment Standards: Overview


In selecting and using ASTM standards for environmental due diligence, it is useful to begin by considering how those standards are developed. This white paper reviews the ASTM consensus process for standards development and discusses using ASTM standards for site assessment and other due diligence tasks.



Christopher P. McCormack, Esq.

Christopher P. McCormack, Esq.

Pullman & Comley LLC

  • Member, Pullman & Comley, LLC
  • Practice includes due diligence support for environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, extensive litigation experience in environmental cost recovery and environmental insurance coverage litigation, including lead counsel responsibility for PRP coalitions at Superfund sites, and complex commercial litigation
  • Chair, ASTM Task Group for ASTM E1903-11, “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process;” Member and Former Membership Secretary of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action
  • Author and speaker on environmental topics, including guest lectures at the City College of New York on the ASTM Phase II standard. Author of “The ASTM Standard for Phase II Environmental Site Assessments,” published in Bloomberg BNA , “Daily Environmental Report” and recognized by the Burton Awards for excellence in legal writing in 2013
  • Legislative liaison and former Chair (2015-2017) of the Environmental Section of the Connecticut Bar Association
  • Listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers; fellow of the American Bar Foundation; Life Fellow of Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Graduate of Yale University and Fordham Law School
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 203-330-2016

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