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    ASTM E1583 - 21

    Standard Practice for Evaluating Laboratories Engaged in Determination of Lead in Paint, Dust, Airborne Particulates, and Soil Taken From and Around Buildings and Related Structures

    Active Standard ASTM E1583 | Developed by Subcommittee: D22.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.07


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice provides the basic criteria to be used by accreditation bodies and others in evaluating the qualifications of laboratories engaged in the testing of lead in paint, or settled dust, or airborne particulates, or soil, or combination thereof, taken from and around buildings and related structures. The criteria in this practice shall be supplemented by additional specific criteria and requirements, when appropriate; for example, when necessary to be in accordance with federal, state, or local government regulations.

    4.2 The accreditation is for organizations and not individuals.

    4.3 The practice is intended to provide objective information on the capabilities needed by laboratories to determine lead in paint, dust, airborne particulates, and soil taken from and around buildings and related structures. It is not intended to be used to compare one laboratory with another.

    4.4 This practice is also intended for use by laboratories in the development and implementation of their management systems and for use to request or perform an evaluation of in-house facilities in accordance with this practice.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the qualifications, including minimum requirements for personnel and equipment, duties, responsibilities, and services of laboratories engaged in the determination of lead in paint, or settled dust, or airborne particulates, or soil, or any combination thereof, taken from and around buildings and related structures.

    1.2 This practice has been developed consistent with Guides E548 and E994, to supplement ISO/IEC 17025.

    1.3 This practice contains notes that are explanatory and are not part of the mandatory requirements of the practice.

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    D3335 Test Method for Low Concentrations of Lead, Cadmium, and Cobalt in Paint by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

    D4185 Test Method for Measurement of Metals in Workplace Atmospheres by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

    D6785 Test Method for Determination of Lead in Workplace Air Using Flame or Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

    D7035 Test Method for Determination of Metals and Metalloids in Airborne Particulate Matter by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)

    D7439 Test Method for Determination of Elements in Airborne Particulate Matter by Inductively Coupled PlasmaMass Spectrometry

    E548 Guide for General Criteria Used for Evaluating Laboratory Competence

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E994 Guide for Calibration and Testing Laboratory Accreditation Systems General Requirements for Operation and Recognition

    E1187 Terminology Relating to Conformity Assessment

    E1605 Terminology Relating to Lead in Buildings

    E1613 Test Method for Determination of Lead by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES), Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (FAAS), or Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS) Techniques

    E1644 Practice for Hot Plate Digestion of Dust Wipe Samples for the Determination of Lead

    E1645 Practice for Preparation of Dried Paint Samples by Hotplate or Microwave Digestion for Subsequent Lead Analysis

    E1726 Practice for Preparation of Soil Samples by Hotplate Digestion for Subsequent Lead Analysis

    E1979 Practice for Ultrasonic Extraction of Paint, Dust, Soil, and Air Samples for Subsequent Determination of Lead

    E2708 Terminology for Accreditation and Certification

    E2913/E2913M Practice for Hotplate Digestion of Lead from Composited Wipe Samples

    E2914/E2914M Practice for Ultrasonic Extraction of Lead from Composited Wipe Samples

    E3193 Test Method for Measurement of Lead (Pb) in Dust by Wipe, Paint, and Soil by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (FAAS)

    E3203 Test Method for Determination of Lead in Dried Paint, Soil, and Wipe Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.040.40 (Stationary source emissions)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211500(Paints and primers); 11111501(Soil); 11101714(Lead)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1583-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1583-21, Standard Practice for Evaluating Laboratories Engaged in Determination of Lead in Paint, Dust, Airborne Particulates, and Soil Taken From and Around Buildings and Related Structures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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