ASTM International - ASTM D6311-98(2003)

Standard Guide for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Selection and Optimization of Sampling Design

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 10 September 1998
Status: historical
Page Count: 25
significance And Use:

The intended use of this guide is to provide practical assistance in the development of an optimized sampling design. This standard describes or discusses:

4.1.1 Sampling design selection... View More

scope:

1.1 This document provides practical guidance on the selection and optimization of sample designs in waste management sampling activities, within the context of the requirements established by the data quality objectives or other planning process.

1.2 This document (1) provides guidance for selection of sampling designs; (2) outlines techniques to optimize candidate designs; and (3) describes the variables that need to be balanced in choosing the final optimized design.

1.3 The contents of this guide are arranged by section as follows:

1.Scope
2.Referenced Documents
3.Terminology
4.Significance and Use
5.Summary of Guide
6.Factors Affecting Sampling Design Selection
6.1 Sampling Design Performance Characteristics
6.2 Regulatory Considerations
6.3 Project Objectives
6.4 Knowledge of the Site
6.5 Physical Sample Issues
6.6 Communication with the Laboratory
6.7 Analytical Turn Around Time
6.8 Analytical Method Constraints
6.9 Health and Safety
6.10 Budget/Cost Considerations
6.11 Representativeness
7.Initial Design Selection
8.Optimization Criteria
9.Optimization Process
9.2 Practical Evaluation of Design Alternatives
9.3 Statistical and Cost Evaluation
10.Final Selection
Annex A1.Types of Sampling Designs
A1.1 Commonly Used Sampling Designs
A1.2 Sampling Design Tools
A1.3 Combination Sample Designs
Appendix X1. Additional References
Appendix X2. Choosing Analytical Method Based on Variance and Cost
Appendix X3. Calculating the Number of Samples: A Statistical Treatment

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

May 1, 2014
Standard Guide for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Selection and Optimization of Sampling Design
1.1 This document provides practical guidance on the selection and optimization of sample designs in waste management sampling activities, within the context of the requirements established by the...
September 1, 2009
Standard Guide for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Selection and Optimization of Sampling Design
1.1 This document provides practical guidance on the selection and optimization of sample designs in waste management sampling activities, within the context of the requirements established by the...
ASTM D6311-98(2003)
September 10, 1998
Standard Guide for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Selection and Optimization of Sampling Design
1.1 This document provides practical guidance on the selection and optimization of sample designs in waste management sampling activities, within the context of the requirements established by the...
September 10, 1998
Standard Guide for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Selection and Optimization of Sampling Design
1.1 This document provides practical guidance on the selection and optimization of sample designs in waste management sampling activities, within the context of the requirements established by the...
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