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Guidance For Sediment Quality Evaluations
November 1998
Updated 3 May 2011

Note: The Web version of this document has been edited pending new guidance. Some of the material materials in the 1998 document have been removed from the Web version.

Table of Contents

Credits

1.0

Introduction

2.0

Sampling Plan Design

 

2.1

Sediment Sampling Plan

 

2.2

Special Considerations for Sampling in Tidally-Influenced Areas

 

2.3

Chemical Characterization of Upgradient and/or Off-Site Reference Conditions

 

2.4

Surface Water Quality Investigations and Criteria

3.0

Sediment Screening Values for Use in the Baseline Ecological Evaluation

 

3.1

Inorganics, Semivolatile Organics, Pesticides/PCBs

 

3.2

Volatile Organics

 

3.3

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPHC)

 

3.4

Comparison of Site-Related Data to Sediment Screening Values

4.0

Biological Evaluations for Use in the Ecological Risk Assessment

 

4.1

Sediment Toxicity Testing

 

4.2

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys

 

4.3

Tissue Residue Analysis

Tables

See the Ecological Screening Critera Table at http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/guidance/ecoscreening/

List of Figures

Figure 1.

Sketch map of river showing stratified regions and sampling points

 

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