Title: Standard Guide for Accelerated Site Characterization for Confirmed or Suspected Petroleum Releases 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: USA 
Year: 2004 
Availability: ACTIVE STANDARD: E1912-98(2004) 
Author 1/Producer: American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 
Author / Producer Type: Standards association 
Publisher: ASTM 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.astm.org/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/DATABASE.CART/REDLI ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Conceptual site model
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling strategy
 
Short description: This guide covers a process to rapidly and accurately characterize a confirmed or suspected petroleum release site. This guide is intended to provide a framework for responsible parties, contractors, consultants, and regulators to streamline and accelerate the site characterization process or supplement incomplete characterization data. The accelerated site characterization (ASC) approach may be incorporated in state and local regulations as a cost-effective method of making informed corrective action decisions sooner.

This guide describes a process for collecting site characterization information in one mobilization, using rapid sampling techniques; field analytical methods; and on-site interpretation and iteration of field data to refine the conceptual model for understanding site conditions as the characterization proceeds. This information can be used to determine the need for interim remedial actions; site classification or prioritization, or both; further corrective actions; and active remediation.
 
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