Incremental Sampling Methodology Resources & Links

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ITRC ISM Information Sheet

ITRC Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM) Guidance Information Product Announcement | April 2012 (PDF)

ITRC ISM Technical and Regulatory Guidance Document

Incremental Sampling Methodology Web-based Guidance Document
Helps regulators, consultants, industry, and stakeholders in understanding the principles, application and implementation of Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM). The document provides users with information on: advantages and limitations of ISM, how to develop an ISM approach, establishing decision units, field implementation, laboratory processing and analysis issues, data assessment, and regulatory considerations. Case studies are provided to aid users in how ISM has been implemented at various sites.

Technical Publications

Hot Spots: Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM) FAQs - prepared by EPA

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers' Project ER-0918. Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM) for Metallic Residues (PDF)

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers' Project ER-0918. Demonstration of Incremental Sampling Methodology for Soil Containing Metallic Residues (PDF)

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers' Project ER-0918. Cost and Performance Report of Incremental Sampling Methodology for Soil Containing Metallic Residues (PDF)

EPA Soil Screening Guidance
Particularly note Part 4 and Appendix I as related to decision error.

Use of Risk Assessment in Management of Contaminated Sites (PDF)
ITRC Overview Document, August 2008

Guide to Implementing EPA SW-846 Method 8330B, DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup, June 2008 (PDF)

Links

DOD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)

The Corps of Engineers Interim Guidance Document 09-02, Implementation of Incremental Sampling (IS) of Soil for the Military Munitions Response Program