Title: The Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme: MCERTS Performance Standard for laboratories undertaking the chemical testing of soil (version 2) 
Resource Type: document --> standards and protocols 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2003 
Availability: EA Technical Report 
Author 1/Producer: Environment Agency 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Environment Agency, Bristol, UK 
Publisher City: Available from http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/epages/eapublications.storefront OR contact the Environment Agency direct, Phone: 08708 506506 or e-mail: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/commondata/acrobat/mcer ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Soil-->Soil quality
 
Short description: The MCERTS performance standard for the chemical testing of soil is an application of ISO 17025:2000 specifically for the chemical testing of soil and covers: the selection and validation of methods; sampling pre-treatment and preparation; the estimation of measurement uncertainty; participation in proficiency testing schemes; and the reporting of results and information. 
Link to Organisation(s): Environment Agency (England and Wales)
 
Submitted By: Dr Denise Lambkin WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 27/09/2006