NEW! ASTM E2600 Online Course Now Available!

ASTM E2600Vapor encroachment into the subsurface of a property involved in a real estate transaction can potentially create significant issues for the deal. The methodology in the ASTM E2600-10 Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions was developed for use by environmental professionals conducting due diligence to facilitate screening a property for a possible vapor encroachment condition (VEC). This course is adapted for the web from ASTM's brick & mortar course, which has been given in cities across the country. 

Course participants who complete the course and pass the exam, will be listed in ASTM's Certificate Program Directory


E2600 Online course

Course Fee: $495*

Examination Fee: $95

Duration: 10 hrs of content over 2 weeks

Logistics: The course is asynchronous, so students may log in at any time during the two week session to complete the majority of the course material.  Three live webinars will be held to kick-off the course and to answer students questions at the mid and end points of the course. Students are encouraged but not required to attend these. 

*Early bird discount: Register 30 days in advance and save $50 

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ASTM E2600 Vapor Encroachment Online Course Details


Learn About 

  • Rationale behind the development of the standard
  • Overview of ASTM E2600-10
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 screening methodology for VECs
  • Relationship with ASTM E1527-05 Phase I
  • Case Studies
  • Implications for environmental professionals involved in conducting property environmental due diligence

How You Will Benefit 

  • Gain an understanding of the market driving forces for conducting VEC screening as part of environmental due diligence
  • Learn how to conduct VEC screening to identify potential vapor encroachment conditions
  • Learn about the relationship between E2600-10 and E1527-05
  • Learn how to manage liability associated with vapor migration 

Your Facilitator

Anthony J. Buonicore, P.E. BCEE, QEP 

Anthony BuonicoreAnthony Buonicore is a past president and Fellow Member of the Air & Waste Management Association. He currently is Chairman and CEO of The Buonicore Group, a real estate and property environmental risk management consulting company. Mr. Buonicore is also a Diplomat in the AmericanAcademyof Environmental Engineers, a Qualified Environmental Professional and a licensed professional engineer. He has been actively involved in the environmental industry for almost 40 years. He is a member of the ASTM E 50.02 Property Environmental Due Diligence committee, former chairman of its ASTM Phase I/Transaction Screen Task Group, ASTM Vapor Intrusion Task Group. Mr. Buonicore holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.

Course Outline

Module 1: History and Rationale

Objective:  Understand  the driving forces behind development of the standard and the reason for stakeholder interest in having a vapor encroachment screening methodology. 

Module 2: Overview of the ASTM  E 2600-10 Standard

Objective:  General review of the various sections of the standard to understand the general content

Module 3: Relationship between ASTM E 2600-10 and ASTM E 1527-05, CERCLA and AAI

Objective:  Review the relationship between the ASTM E 2600-10 standard and the ASTM E 1527-05 Phase I standard, CERCLA and AAI.

Module 4: Tier 1 Screening

Objective:  Understand how to do a Tier 1 screen and the rationale behind the numbers.

Module 5: Minimizing the Area of Concern

Objective:  Understand how to reduce the area of concern in VEC screening.

Module 6: Suggested Approach to Screening and VEC-REC Considerations

Objective:  Review the approach to screening for VECs and understand how a VEC should be addressed when ASTM E 2600-10 is used in conjunction with the ASTM E 1527-05 Phase I standard.

Module 7: Tier 2 Screening

Objective: Understand how to conduct a Tier 2 screen for VECs.

Module 8:  The Reasons Behind the Revisions to ASTM E 2600-08

Objective: Review what was included in the ASTM E 2600-08 standard that preceded ASTM E 2600-10. Understand the revisions that were made to the 2008 version of the standard and the reasons behind them. Summarize the differences between the two versions of the standard.

Module 9: Case Studies

Objective: Apply the principles learned for Tier 1 screening on practical applications.

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