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DEP Standard Operating Procedures

Revisions to DEP SOPs and the QA Rule

Official DEP Field SOPs (as referenced in the QA Rule)

These Field SOPs are required for all organizations submitting data to DEP.  These SOPs are effective beginning 12/03/08.

Other SOPs

LVI Calculator - Available for download and use to calculate Lake Vegetation Index scores. Users should review “Instructions for use of the LVI Calculator” before using. (Note: You must enable macros to use this calculator)

Calculations per DEP SOP FT7500 (effective 2008)

Calculations per DEP SOP LVI 2200 (final draft September 2012, not yet effective)

Lab SOPs

  • Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen (LDO) - The LDO probe method is acceptable to DEP, providing that the calibration verification procedures and criteria in DEP SOPs FT 1000 and FT 1500 are strictly followed. The LDO may be used for all laboratory and field analyses for non-potable water compliance reporting, all ambient monitoring for surface water, groundwater, and wastewater, and all groundwater purge-stabilization measurements. The cited federal reference is ASTM D888-05, Standard Test Methods for Dissolved Oxygen in Water, Test Method C, Luminescence-based Sensor Procedure.
  • Micropurge Technique - Supporting information on micropurge techniques for purging groundwater wells.
  • Turbidimeters - The Section has codified a short-list of specifications for acceptable turbidimeters.

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Last updated: June 03, 2014

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