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"Safe Drinking Water Act" or "NJSDWA" means N.J.S.A. 58:12A-1 et seq.

"Salinity" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, the total amount of dissolved salts in sea water expressed in parts per thousand (ppt) by weight when all the carbonate has been converted to oxide, the bromide and iodide have been replaced with chloride, and all organic matter has been completely oxidized.

"Sample handling and preservation" means those sample handling and preservation techniques listed in N.J.A.C. 7:18?9. These techniques comprise the Department's minimum performance requirements for handling and preserving a valid sample for subsequent analysis by a certified environmental laboratory for regulatory purposes.

"Sampling point" means a particular site whose location may be specified in a permit, or otherwise, and from which samples are to be collected for testing and evaluation.

"SM14" or "Standard Methods, 14th Edition" means Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, American Public Health Association, 14th Edition 1975.

"SM15" or "Standard Methods, 15th Edition" means Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, American Public Health Association, 15th Edition 1980.

"SM16" or "Standard Methods, 16th Edition" means Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, American Public Health Association, 16th Edition 1985.

"SM17" or "Standard Methods, 17th Edition" means Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, American Public Health Association, 17th Edition 1989.

"SM18" or "Standard Methods, 18th Edition" means Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, American Public Health Association, 18th Edition 1992.

"SOC" means a synthetic organic chemical listed in the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. An SOC is a non-volatile organic compound for which maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) or maximum contaminant level goals (MCLGs) have been established.

"Solid/Hazardous Waste Programs" means the Department's programs implementing the Solid Waste Management Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq., the Industrial Site Recovery Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1K-6 et seq., and the Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq.

"Solid/Hazardous Waste sample" means a regulatory sample analyzed to determine compliance with one or more of the Solid/Hazardous Waste programs.

"SOP manual" means standard operating procedure manual. This manual includes step-by-step instructions for all procedures, operations, analyses, and actions whose mechanics are thoroughly prescribed and commonly accepted as the usual method for performing routine or repetitive tasks.

"State Primary Drinking Water Regulations" means those regulations promulgated as N.J.A.C. 7:10-5.

"State Secondary Drinking Water Regulations" means those regulations promulgated as N.J.A.C. 7:10-7.

"Static-Toxicity Test" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, a test in which solutions and organisms are placed in chambers for the duration of the test without any exchange of the test solutions.

"Subsample" means a portion of a large volume homogenized sample.

"Subsequent to graduation" means the time after receipt of a specified degree.

ASW-846" means the USEPA's Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste - Physical and Chemical Methods, Third Edition 1986, as amended or supplemented.

 

 
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