EPA Science Inventory

USEPA/USGS Sample Collection Protocol for Bacterial Pathogens in Surface Soil

Citation:

U.S. EPA. USEPA/USGS Sample Collection Protocol for Bacterial Pathogens in Surface Soil. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2014.

Description:

Report/SOP

Purpose/Objective:

This Sample Collection Procedure (SCP) describes the activities and considerations for the collection of bacterial pathogens from representative surface soil samples (0-5 cm). This sampling depth can be reached without the use of a drill rig, direct-push technology, or other mechanized equipment. Analizing soil samples for biothreat agents may, for instance, define the extent of contamination or determine whether the concentrations of contaminants present a risk to public health, welfare, or the environment.

URLs/Downloads:

USEPA/USGS Sample Collection Protocol for Bacterial Pathogens in Surface Soil   (PDF,NA pp, 1820 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/METHODOLOGY)
Start Date: 09/03/2014
Completion Date: 09/03/2014
Record Last Revised: 03/18/2015
Record Created: 09/03/2014
Record Released: 09/03/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 285571

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

THREAT AND CONSEQUENCE ASSESSMENT DIVISION