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Significance and Use
5.1 This practice is intended for use in collecting samples of unconsolidated solid materials from drums or similar containers, including those that are unstable, ruptured, or compromised otherwise. Special handling procedures (for example, remote drum opening, over pressurized drum opening, drum deheading, etc.) are described in EPA/600/2-86/013 Drum Handling Practices at Hazardous Waste Sites.
1.1 This practice covers typical equipment and methods for collecting samples of unconsolidated solids in drums or similar containers. These methods are adapted specifically for sampling drums having a volume of 110 U.S. gal (416 L) or less. These methods are applicable to hazardous material, product, or waste. Specific sample collection and handling requirements should be described in the site-specific work plan.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 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.
C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
D4547 Guide for Sampling Waste and Soils for Volatile Organic Compounds
D4687 Guide for General Planning of Waste Sampling
D4700 Guide for Soil Sampling from the Vadose Zone
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
D5451 Practice for Sampling Using a Trier Sampler
D5633 Practice for Sampling with a Scoop
D6009 Guide for Sampling Waste Piles
D6044 Guide for Representative Sampling for Management of Waste and Contaminated Media
D6051 Guide for Composite Sampling and Field Subsampling for Environmental Waste Management Activities
D6063 Guide for Sampling of Drums and Similar Containers by Field Personnel
D6311 Guide for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Selection and Optimization of Sampling Design
D6323 Guide for Laboratory Subsampling of Media Related to Waste Management Activities
NSC DocumentAccident Prevention Manual for Industrial Operations, 1992 Available from National Safety Council, P.O. Box 558, Itasca, IL 60143-0558.
Government DocumentsEPA/540/4-91/001 Soil Sampling and Analysis for Volatile Compounds, February 1991 EPA/600/2-86/013 Drum Handling Practices at Hazardous Waste Sites, January 1986 Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), October 1985
ICS Number Code 13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment)
UNSPSC Code 47121702(Waste containers or rigid liners)
ASTM D5680-14, Standard Practice for Sampling Unconsolidated Solids in Drums or Similar Containers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top