The Spotlight Is Now On Soil Vapor Intrusion

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT) -- In April 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response issued two guidance documents on soil vapor intrusion. One addresses general soil vapor intrusion issues,[1] while the other is specific to petroleum vapor intrusion at leaking underground storage tank sites.[2] This article focuses on the first one — the 2013 guidance.

Although the 2013 guidance was issued as “final,” the EPA solicited public comments through June 24, 2013. The 2013 guidance changes the EPA’s basic approach to addressing soil vapor intrusion...
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