8.4.2 Written Guidance

There is relatively little written guidance available on the use of ISM for environmental contaminants. Most survey respondents cited one of three primary written sources:

  • Hawaii Department of Health. 2008b. Technical Guidance Manual, in preparation. Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response. www.hawaiidoh.org.
  • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. 2009. Draft Guidance on MULTI INCREMENT Soil Sampling. Division of Spill Preventions and Response, Contaminated Sites Program. itrcweb.org/ism-1/references/multi_increment.pdf.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2006c. “Method 8330B: Nitroaromatics, Nitramines, Nitrate Esters by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC),” Appendix A. “Collecting and Processing of Representative Samples for Energetic Residues in Solid Matrices from Military Training Ranges.” itrcweb.org/ism-1/references/8330b.pdf

The following are other guidance documents cited by survey respondents which address the use of ISM:

  • USACE Protocols for Collection of Surface Soil Samples at Military Training and Testing Ranges for the Characterization of Energetic Munitions Constituents (Hewitt et al. 2007)
  • USEPA Guidance for Obtaining Representative Laboratory Analytical Subsamples from Particulate Laboratory Samples (Gerlach and Nocerino 2003).