Accession Number:

ADA636584

Title:

QA/QC Guidance for Sampling and Analysis of Sediments, Water, and Tissues for Dredged Material Evaluations: Chemical Evaluations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF WATER

Report Date:

1995-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

297.0

Abstract:

This document provides programmatic and technical guidance on quality assurance and quality control QAQC issues related to dredged material evaluations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USAGE and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA share the Federal responsibility for regulating the discharge of dredged material under two major acts of Congress. The Clean Water Act CWA governs discharges of dredged material into waters of the United States, including all waters landward of the baseline of the territorial sea. The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act MPRSA governs the transportation of dredged material seaward of the baseline in ocean waters for the purpose of disposal. EPA and USAGE technical guidance for evaluating the potential for contaminant-related impacts associated with the discharge of dredged material into inland and ocean waters, respectively, is found in the documents Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Discharge in Waters of the U.S.-Testing Manual Draft the Inland Testing Manual U.S. EPA and USAGE 1994, and Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Ocean Disposal-Testing Manual the Ocean Testing Manual U.S. EPA and USAGE 1991 . Results of tests conducted using the testing manuals are the basis of independent evaluations made by EPA and USAGE regarding the suitability of proposed dredged material for aquatic disposal.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE