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Main Title Standardized Analytical Methods for Environmental Restoration following Homeland Security Events. Revision 3.0.
CORP Author Computer Sciences Corp., Fairfax, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. National Homeland Security Research Center.
Publisher Feb 2007
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/600/R-07/015;
Stock Number PB2007-107810
Additional Subjects Homeland security event ; Environmental restoration ; Laboratory methods ; Measurement ; Contaminants ; Terrorist attack ; Decontamination efficiency ; Assessment ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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NTIS  PB2007-107810 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/08/2007
Collation 200p
EPA has an updated and expanded third version of its Standardized Analytical Methods for Environmental Restoration following Homeland Security Events report. The report contains methods for laboratories to use in measuring specific contaminants possibly associated with a terrorist attack, evaluating the nature and extent of contamination, and assessing decontamination efficacy. A homeland security emergency could overwhelm laboratories with possibly contaminated samples requiring rapid analysis. Use of the report helps multiple labs to perform consistent analyses and obtain comparable results. EPA developed the report as part of a larger effort to comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 8, which establishes policies to strengthen the nation's readiness. EPA formed a workgroup of experts from itself and other agencies. These experts reviewed many analytical methods, seeking to balance the need to use existing techniques and methodologies against the goal of obtaining consistent results. The workgroup selected methods for measuring chemical agents in aqueous/liquid, solid, oily solid, and air matrices, as well as biological agents in water, dust, and aerosol matrices.