Standard Active Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020
ASTM E1727-20

Standard Practice for Field Collection of Soil Samples for Subsequent Lead Determination

Significance and Use

5.1 Although this practice is intended for the collection of soil samples from bare areas in and around buildings, this practice may also be used to collect soil samples from other areas and environments.

5.2 This practice limits soil collection to approximately the top 1.5 cm (0.6 in.) of soil surface.

5.3 These samples are collected in a manner that will permit subsequent digestion using sample preparation techniques such as Practices E1726 or E1979 and determination of lead using laboratory analysis techniques such as Test Methods E3193 or E3203.


1.1 This practice covers the collection of bare soil samples from areas around buildings and related structures using coring and scooping methods.

1.2 This practice may not be suitable for collection of soil samples from areas that are paved or otherwise covered with grass, mulch, or the like. See Guide E2115 or Practices E2271/E2271M or E3074/E3074M.

1.3 This practice does not address the sampling design criteria (that is, sampling plan that includes the number and location of samples) that are used for risk assessment and other lead hazard activities.

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

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.6 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.

1.7 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.07
Developed by Subcommittee: D22.12
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/E1727-20
ICS Code: 13.080.10