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Significance and Use
This practice is intended for use in collecting samples of contaminated soils and similar materials.
Scoops are used primarily for collecting samples near the surface. Subsurface samples can be obtained by first removing higher layers using a shovel or other suitable equipment and collecting the sample with the scoop.
Because of their simplicity, scoops are useful in taking samples of waste materials where decontamination or disposal is a problem with other types of sampling equipment. Scoops are also suitable for use in rapid screening programs, pilot studies, and other semi-quantitative investigations.
1.1 This practice covers the method and equipment used to collect surface and near-surface samples of soils and physically similar materials using a scoop.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D4687 Guide for General Planning of Waste Sampling
D5088 Practice for Decontamination of Field Equipment Used at Waste Sites
D5283 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Planning and Implementation
D5792 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Development of Data Quality Objectives
D6044 Guide for Representative Sampling for Management of Waste and Contaminated Media
D6232 Guide for Selection of Sampling Equipment for Waste and Contaminated Media Data Collection Activities
Other DocumentsPierreGys Sampling Theory and Sampling Practice, Francis F. Pitard Available from CRC Press, Inc., 2000 Corporate Blvd., NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431.
ICS Number Code 13.080.05 (Examination of soil in general)
UNSPSC Code 11111501(Soil); 77100000(Environmental management)