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Environmental Transactions and Brownfields

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ASTM 1527-13 and Vapor Intrusion: A View From the Trenches

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Program Description:

This Committee call will hear from the Chair of the ASTM Committee that drafted the new 1527 standard. Hear what was the driving force behind the changes. Our second speaker developed vapor intrusion guidelines for the North Carolina Brownfields Program and was on the team that drafted similar guidelines for the NC Division of Waste Management. He will provide information on new developments and trends in vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation.


  • Julie H. Kilgore is President of Wasatch Environmental, an environmental science and engineering firm based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She has 20 years of experience in environmental assessment, investigation, remediation, and regulatory agency coordination. Kilgore is the immediate past chair of Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action. Kilgore also chairs the task group responsible for developing the revisions to E 1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, and served on the ASTM International Board of Directors. She was appointed by EPA as one of the environmental professional representatives on the regulatory negotiation Federal Advisory Committee to assist EPA in developing the federal All Appropriate Inquiry regulation that ultimately adopted by reference the ASTM E1527-05 standard practice. In addition to ASTM International, Kilgore has been involved in the Environmental Affairs Committee of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the Envision Utah Brownfields Task Force. Kilgore received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management from Westminster College (Summa Cum Laude) and her MBA from the University of Utah.
  • William Service, Environmental Toxicologist, Mid-Atlantic Associates, Raleigh North Carolina.
    Will served as program toxicologist for the NCDENR Brownfields Program for four years prior to coming to Mid-Atlantic in July, 2012. At DENR he had responsibility for review of risk evaluation for all projects moving through the Brownfields program. Will developed guidelines for vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation for the Brownfields program and reviewed all projects for compliance with the guidelines. Since coming to Mid-Atlantic he has enhanced MAA’s solution-oriented approach to vapor intrusion projects and has brought new capacity for risk assessment. Mr. Service has more than 20 years of experience in environmental epidemiology with the NC Division off Public Health where he did risk assessment and risk communication for complex environmental exposure scenarios including 14 years in indoor air quality. He is an experienced teacher and risk communicator and served as an adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Public Health where he taught “Disaster Epidemiology”, “Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication” and other courses.

Program Materials:

Vapor Intrusion Trends and Developments by William Service

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard Practice Update by Julie H. Kilgore

Eugene P. Schmittgens Jr.- Programs Vice Chair
Evans & Dixon, L.L.C.

Matthew E. Cohn – Programs Vice Chair
Arnstein & Lehr L.L.P.

Committee Description

The ETAB Committee works on environmental issues that arise in business, energy or real estate transactions, including M&A deals, asset-based transactions, fossil and renewable energy projects, and remediation and redevelopment of brownfields. Substantive areas include: liability protection, transfer and apportionment; parent/successor liability; lender liability; insurance; incentive programs (e.g., VCPs, BCPs, S-RECs, TIFs); deal structure and finance.

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