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This page contains information about guidance documents available on the CLP website.

Contract Laboratory Program Guidance for Field Samplers
EPA-540-R-09-03
January 2011

This document is designed to provide users with general information regarding environmental sample collection for the USEPA's CLP. This document provides minimum CLP requirements, an explanation of the general sampling process sequence of events, and any related information. The appendices contain useful reference information and checklists to aid in planning and documenting sampling activities. As per OSWER directive 9240.0-47 (PDF) (3pp, 760K), this document replaces the previously published CLP Guidance for Field Samplers.

CLP Guidance for Field Samplers (PDF) (84 pp, 1.7 MB)

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Introduction to the Contract Laboratory Program
EPA 540-R-07-02
January 2007


This document is designed primarily to educate the USEPA's Superfund staff and managers [e.g., Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs), Site Assessment Managers, and Risk Assessors] about how to obtain laboratory analytical services through the CLP for Superfund, Brownfields, and other sites.

Introduction to the Contract Laboratory Program (PDF) (18 pp, 727K)

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USEPA National Functional Guidelines for Superfund Organic Methods Data Review (SOM02.1)
OSWER 9200-2.134
EPA 540-R-014-002
October 2013

This document is designed to offer guidance on CLP organic analytical data evaluation and review. It is intended to assist in the technical review of analytical data generated through CLP SOW SOM02.1 and any future editorial revisions of SOM02.1.

National Functional Guidelines for Superfund Organic Methods Data Review (PDF) (238 pp, 2 MB)

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USEPA Contract Laboratory Program National Functional Guidelines for Superfund Organic Methods Data Review (SOM01.2)
EPA-540-R-08-01
June 2008

This document is designed to provide guidance on determining the usability of analytical data generated through the CLP Statement of Work (SOW) SOM01.2 and any future editorial revisions of SOM01.2. This document reflects the same content in the previous version of the document (OSWER 9240.1-46 USEPA-540-R-07) with minor corrections. Users of National Functional Guidelines for Data Review documents published in 1997 and 1999 should now use this document.

National Functional Guidelines for Superfund Organic Methods Data Review (PDF) (225 pp, 1.5 MB)

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USEPA National Functional Guidelines for Inorganic Superfund Data Review (ISM02.1)
OSWER 9200.2-133
EPA 540-R-013-001
October 2013

This document is designed to offer guidance on CLP inorganic analytical data evaluation and review. It is intended to assist in the technical review of analytical data generated through CLP SOW ISM02.1 and any future editorial revisions of ISM02.1.

National Functional Guidelines for Inorganic Data Review (PDF) (140 pp, 1.4 MB)

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USEPA Contract Laboratory Program National Functional Guidelines for Inorganic Superfund Data Review (ISM01.2)
OSWER 9240.1-51
EPA 540-R-10-011
January 2010

This document is designed to offer guidance on CLP inorganic analytical data evaluation and review. It is intended to assist in the technical review of analytical data generated through CLP SOW ISM01.2 and any future editorial revisions of ISM01.2.

National Functional Guidelines for Inorganic Data Review (PDF) (110 pp, 1.6 MB)

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USEPA Contract Laboratory Program National Functional Guidelines for Chlorinated Dioxin/Furan Data Review
EPA-540-R-11-016
September 2011

This document is designed to offer guidance on CLP dioxin and furan analytical data evaluation and review. It is intended to assist in the technical review of analytical data generated through the CLP.

National Functional Guidelines for Chlorinated Dioxin/Furan Data Review (PDF) (62 pp, 785K)

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Guidance for Labeling Externally Validated Laboratory Analytical Data for Superfund Use
EPA-540-R-08-005
January 2009

This document is designed to offer guidance in using consistent terminology by external data reviewers in describing the scope and content of data verification and validation conducted on laboratory analytical data packages in support of Superfund response actions. Through the use of this guidance, EPA decision makers should be readily able to determine what data verification and validation procedures have been performed on each laboratory analytical data package regardless of which region, program office, or contractor provided the review.

OSWER Directive No. 9200.1-85 (PDF) (3 pp, 862K)
Guidance Document EPA 540-R-08-005 (PDF) (29 pp, 151K)

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