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Julie Kilgore Receives ASTM/SES Painter Award for Work on Environmental Site Assessment Standards

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ASTM International and SES – the Society for Standards Professionals have presented the 2013 Robert J. Painter Award to Julie Kilgore, president of Wasatch Environmental Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Administered by ASTM and SES, the Robert J. Painter Award is presented annually to an individual who contributes the most outstanding service to standards development in a given year. Kilgore was recognized for her exceptional contributions as the driving force behind the development and subsequent revisions of ASTM E1527, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. ASTM E1527 is used to conduct research to identify the potential for releases of hazardous substances or petroleum products that could lead to liability for new property owners if not identified, evaluated, addressed and properly managed.

Kilgore is chairman of Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action, the committee that oversees ASTM E1527, and also leads the E50 Phase I Task Group, which includes more than 100 stakeholders. The most recent revision of E1527 was published in November 2013, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has informed the committee that its process to reference the revised standard as compliant with federal regulation should be finalized by the end of 2013.

A member of ASTM International since 1994. Kilgore works on several E50 subcommittees. She received an E50 Service Award in 2007 and the ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow from the committee in 2009. She also served on the ASTM board of directors from 2005 to 2007, and was chairman of the ASTM Finance and Audit Committee in 2008.

During her 20 years in the environmental industry, Kilgore has concentrated on facilitating business and environmental management relationships, and she has worked to instill business management principles into the environmental investigation, remediation and restoration field. She provides training, lectures and makes presentations to professional groups and regulatory agencies about the environmental site assessment process and related ASTM standards.

A graduate of Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental management, Kilgore received her MBA from the University of Utah. Outside ASTM International, she is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women, the Environmental Bankers Association and the National Ground Water Association.

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