Category Archives: Site Assessment Services

Phase I ESA Site Inspection

USEPA Approves New Phase I Standard

Over a year since its publishing, the USEPA has finally formally recognized the most recent standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) that was issued in late 2021 by ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing & Materials [ASTM]). As of February 2023, the federal EPA has approved the latest ASTM guidelines…

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PFAS Federal Regulations and Transactional Considerations

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a hot topic in the environmental sector given their widely anticipated regulation at the federal level due to the toxicity and persistence in the environment for a subset of these chemicals. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of various consumer and…

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Veteran Real Estate Professional Joins Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services

Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services, LLC (Pioneer) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eddie Adler as its Director of Business Development. Eddie will be responsible for growing Pioneer’s consulting program through our environmental assessment, site remediation, geotechnical and construction service offerings, and he will source and oversee projects ranging from initial due diligence through…

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ASTM Revises Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard

After years of debate, the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) approved and published its revised standard practice for performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in November 2013 (E1527-13).  ASTM originally codified the Phase I standard in 1993, and this is the first revision to the industry-accepted environmental standard since 2005, when it underwent…

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