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AHFA requires that a project-specific Environmental Site Assessment ("ESA") Phase I Report be submitted for each application by a qualified third-party Environmental Professional ("EP"). The forms should adhere to the following guidelines and requirements:

Environmental Requirements


AHFA’s current Environmental Policy Requirements (Addendum B) state that all Phase I Environmental Site Assessments must comply with “the current version of the ‘ASTM Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process’ as of the date the Phase I ESA is completed.”  AHFA is aware that ASTM replaced ASTM E1527-13 with ASTM E1527-21 on November 1, 2021.  However, as of the date of this notice, neither the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) nor HUD have adopted the new ASTM standard.  Until such time as EPA or HUD adopt the new ASTM standard or AHFA withdraws this notice, AHFA will accept Phase I ESAs that comply with the ASTM E1527-13 standard and all other requirements of AHFA’s Environmental Policy Requirements.   1/6/22





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