Category Archives: CERCLA

EPA Creates Confusion By Promulgating New Standard for CERCLA “Appropriate Inquiry”

On December 30, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final Rule amending the standard and practices for “All Appropriate Inquires under CERCLA”.  At the same time, the EPA allowed the current rules to remain in place.  The EPA rules adopt the standards established by ASTM, the first proposed in 2005, aka, ASTM-1327-05, the second… Read More »

Proposed All Appropriate Inquiries Rule

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed direct-final rule on August 15, 2013 to amend the Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries to reference a standard practice recently made available by ASTM International.  78 FR 49690-49693 (Aug. 15, 2013) available at  On the same day, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a parallel-proposed rule,… Read More »