Work Item
ASTM WK75839

New Guide for Selecting Representative Background Reference Areas in Sediments for Corrective Action Decision Making

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, and development of standard guides, specifications, practices, test methods, classifications, and definitions relating to environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action. The scope of the Committee includes, but is not limited to multi-media environmental assessment and risk management issues including environmental assessment, environmental management, corrective action due diligence, and sustainability.
These activities will be coordinated with and if available use the standards of other ASTM technical committees and organizations whose fields of endeavor are closely allied to or compliment environmental assessment and environmental management.


Background Concentrations, Sediment Corrective Actions, Reference Areas


This ASTM standard guide will be used in the determination of representative background concentrations at sediment sites. No relevant and applicable guidance currently exists. This standard guide is essential for obtaining technically defensible background values for sediment contaminants at a broad range of sites. This Guide will allow the development of effective remedial options for impacted sediment sites and long term management of these sites. This prospective ASTM standard guide is to be developed within the ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action. This guide will be drafted within the E50.04 Subcommittee on Corrective Action. Content experts who will be contacted to participate will include:

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E50.04

Committee: E50

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-09-2021

Technical Contact: Tripp Fischer

Item: 001

Ballot: E50.04 (21-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E50 (22-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution