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National Guidance: Guidance for Assessing Chemical Contaminant Data for Use In Fish Advisories - Volume 1

Volume 1: Fish Sampling and Analysis - Third Edition

November 2000; EPA 823-B-00-007

Download the complete guidance: Volume 1: Fish Sampling and Analysis (PDF) (485 pp, 3.0MB; About PDF).


  1. Introduction
    1. Historical Perspective
    2. Purpose
    3. Objectives
    4. Relationship of Manual to Other Guidance Documents
    5. Organization of this Manual
  2. Monitoring Strategy
    1. Screening Studies (Tier 1)
    2. Intensive Studies (Tier 2)
  3. Target Species
    1. Purpose of Using Target Species
    2. Criteria for Selecting Target Species
    3. Freshwater Target Species
  4. Target Analytes
    1. Recommended Target Analytes
    2. Selection of Target Analytes
    3. Target Analyte Profiles
    4. Target Analytes under Evaluation
  5. Screening Values for Target Analytes
    1. General Equations for Calculating Screening Values
    2. Recommended Screening Values for Target Analytes
    3. Comparison of Target Analyte Concentrations with Screening Values
  6. Field Procedures
    1. Sampling Design
    2. Sample Collection
    3. Sample Handling
  7. Laboratory Procedures I Sample Handling
    1. Sample Receipt and Chain-of-Custody
    2. Sample Processing
    3. Sample Distribution
  8. Laboratory Procedures II Sample Analyses
    1. Recommended Analytes
    2. Analytical Methods
    3. Quality Assurance and Quality Control Considerations
    4. Documentation and Reporting of Data
  9. Data Analysis and Reporting
    1. Data Analysis
    2. Data Reporting
  10. Literature Cited

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