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ASTM Update Announcement

ASTM Update Announcement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally announced on Monday, October 6, 2014, that it will be amending the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule (40 CFR part 312).  Specifically, the EPA is replacing the reference to ASTM International’s E1527-05 standard...

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SBA Lead Testing Requirements 

SBA Lead Testing Requirements 

Due to the hazards associated with lead, the federal government banned the production of lead-based paint in 1978. However, millions of homes and other properties across the United States had already been impacted by its use in construction for decades.   Peeling and...

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How Old is Too Old for Environmental Reports? 

How Old is Too Old for Environmental Reports? 

Commercial lenders often receive dated environmental reports on proposed collateral real estate.  Often these reports are two or more years old and prepared for the borrower or a third party.  Lenders often question whether a new Phase I environmental site assessment...

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