United States    Air and Radiation 402-B-93-003
Environmental Protection (NAREL)    June 1993
Agency
Guide to
Obtaining Services
From EPA's
Radiation Laboratories

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Contents


Preface	page 3

Services Available	page 5

Requesting Laboratory Services	•• page 8

Transferring Funds	page 9

Appendix A:
Costs for Laboratory Services	page 11

Appendix B:
NAREL Project/Sample Acceptance Form	page 17

Appendix C:
Request for Superfund Technical Support Form	page 25

Appendix D:
Funding Change Request Form	..page 27
(Blank)

Appendix E:
Funding Change Request Form	page 29
(Completed Example)
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Preface
      The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Radiation and Indoor Air Programs
(ORIA) operates two laboratories: the National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory
(NAREL) in Montgomery, Alabama, and the Las Vegas Facility (LVF) in Nevada. These laborato-
ries are capable of conducting a wide variety of technical radiation activities, including radiochemi-
cal analyses, radiation-contaminated site assessments, oversight of Superfund removal actions,
radon/radon decay product measurements, emergency response and electromagnetic field
analyses.
       Examples of assistance include conducting radiological safety and environmental monitor-
ing at the Radium Chemical Company site in New York City, providing health physics recommen-
dations on a variety of Superfund sites, including Li Tungsten, Norton Air Force Base, Industrial
Excess Landfill, and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation; and participating as scientific experts and
radiological monitors at an enforcement action at the Rocky Flats Facility.
       All work conducted by ORIAs laboratories must meet exacting quality assurance (QA)
standards. Both labs follow EPA's overall QA plan, which adheres to accepted QA procedures
established by Agency mandates. ORIAs QA program is designed so that all radiation measure-
ments produce data of known and acceptable quality. ORIA participates in several
intercomparison QA programs, including those conducted by EPAs Office of Research and
Development, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the World Health Organization.       Q
       NAREL and LVF have historically provided support to other parts of EPA, including its
regional offices, other federal agencies, and state and local governments.  NAREL is also one of
seven Superfund Technical Support Centers (TSCs).  The TSCs, funded and organized through
EPAs Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), are empowered to offer a full
array of technical and laboratory assistance to listed Superfund s'rtes.
       The guide is arranged in three sections. The first section outlines the types of services
which can be performed by the laboratories, and identifies those which are unique to a particular
lab.  The second section explains how to request services from the laboratories.  We  have stream-
lined this process: in most cases the requester will contact the lab director,  discuss the require-
ments, and follow up with a written request to the lab director.
      The third section explains how to pay for services provided.  A nominal level of resources is
given to each laboratory to respond to a limited number of requests from other parts of the
Agency, as well as State governments. However, the demand for services greatly exceeds this
level of resources; therefore, reimbursement may be required, particularly when the request in-
volves a substantial effort. Costs of individual services are contained in Appendix A to this guide.
      This guide has been written to explain and simplify the process of obtaining support ser-
vices from EPA's radiation laboratories. We would appreciate your comments on it at any time.

Margo T. Oge
Director, ORIA
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               Available from EPA's Radiation Laboratories
The following is a comprehensive list of the services available from the Environmental Protection
Agency's radiation laboratories.  The list is arranged by groups of services and includes a brief descrip-
tion of the overall category, as well as detailing individual services. The following categories of services
are included:
       1.0          Radioanalytical Services
       2.0          Environmental Radiation Sampling
       3.0          Site Assessment
       4.0          Emergency Response
       5.0          Mixed Waste Analysis
       6.0          Contaminated Site Remediation
       7.0          Radon-222 Measurements and Exposures
       8.0          Electromagetic Reids Analysis/Risk Evaluation
       9.0          Automated Data Processing Support
      10.0          Quality Assurance Support
      11.0          Training
      12.0          Documentation
Services unique to a particular laboratory are indicated by the lab's acronym (NAREL for the Montgom-
ery lab, LVF for the Las Vegas Facility) in parentheses after the specific service or group of services.
Specific questions concerning the type of analyses available, associated detection limits, and expected
turnaround time should be addressed to the Director of the appropriate laboratory.
1.0   Radioanalytical Services.  Analysis of radionuclide content in samples, including those
important for site characterization. Includes radiochemical separation and instrumental analyses.
       1.1          Environmental Samples (water, soil, milk, air, etc.)
       1.2          Bioassay Samples (urine, feces, blood, etc.)
       1.3          Radioanalytical Methods Development (NAREL)
       1.4          Radioanalytical Instrumentation and Laboratory Design Consulting
2.0   Environmental Radiation Sampling. Sampling of environmental pathways, including
air and water, associated with a specific site. Baseline and incident specific radiation concentration
data for the site can/will be provided. Sample types that can be collected for radioanalysis include:
       2.1          High Volume Air
       2.2          Iodine Species
       2.3          Precipitation
       2.4          Groundwater
       2.5          Drinking Water
       2.6          Environmental Gamma Radiation Measurements
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3.0    Site Assessment. On-site services required to assess the radiological hazard associated
with a site and potential radiation exposures to the public around the site. Computer dose and risk
modeling systems are available to help evaluate potential public health significance.
       3.1           On-site Radiological Assessment and Technical Support
       3.2          Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste Consultation
       3.3          Dispersion Modeling and Risk Assessment
       3.4          Groundwater Contamination Assessment
       3.5          In-Situ Radiation Measurements
       3.6          Aquatic Environmental Surveys
       3.7          Mobile Laboratory Radioanalytical Services
 4.0   Emergency Response. Assistance in emergency plan development, critique of existing
emergency plans, critique of emergency operations, assistance in developing emergency mobile
laboratories, and expertise/guidance in developing regional, state, or local radiological response activi-
ties. On-site radiological emergency services, especially in the area of emergency response health
physics and mobile laboratory support.
       4.1          Health Physics Consultation for Emergency Response Pans and Services
       4.2          On-Site Critique/Evaluation of Exercises
       4.3          On-Site Emergency Services: Health Physics Evaluation andAdvice
       4.4          On-Site Emergency Services: Mobile Laboratory Analyses
5.0   Mixed Waste Analysis.  Samples believed to be mixed waste can be analyzed for chemi-
cal and radiological constituents. Mixed waste analyses must be specifically requested.  (NAREL)
       5.1          Mixed Waste Screening
       5.2          Chemical Analysis (herbicides, pesticides, metals, semi-volatile and
                    volatile organics)
6.0   Contaminated Site Characterization and Remediation. Site hazard assessment,
soil/waste characterization for determining site remediation options, evaluation of remediation options,
development and management of remediation plans.  (NAREL)
       6.1          Soil Characterization
       6.2          Site Remediation
       6.3          Superfund and Non-Superfund Site Assessment
       6.4          Contractor Product Review
7.0   Radon-222 Measurements and Exposures. Laboratory and field measurements of
radon and radon decay products (RDP's). Exposure of radon and RDP measurement instruments and
detectors to known concentrations of radon and RDP's in controlled environment chambers.
       7.1          Charcoal Canister Measurement of Radon in Air
       7.2          Radon-ln-Water Measurements Using Liquid ScintillationTechniques
       7.3          On-site Analysis of Radon and RDP Concentrations with
                    Grab Samples or Continuous Monitors
       7.4          On-site Analysis of RDP/Radon Equilibration Ratios
       7.5          RDP Particle Size Analysis (NAREL)
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       7.6          Attached/Unattached Fraction Analysis (NAREL)
       7.7          Rux Measurements from Soil (NAREL)
       7.8          Quality Assurance Exposures
       7.9          Calibration of Instruments and Methods
       7.10         Short and Long-Term Electret Ion Chamber Measurement of Radon In Air
       7.11         Ambient Radon Measurement (LVF)
       7.12         Measurement I nstrument Evaluation (LVF)
8.0    Electromagnetic Fields Analysis. Provide laboratory and field measurements of radio
frequency, power lines, and extremely low frequency radiation sources. Assess exposures and make
recommendations for exposure reduction. (NAREL)
       8.1          Measurement of Reids Associated with Power Lines, Radiofrequency,
                   and Extremely Low Frequency Sources
       8.2          Evaluation of Exposures Associated with Power Lines, Radiofrequency
                   and Extremely Low Frequency Sources
       8.3          Evaluation of Electromagnetic Reid Instrumentation
9.0    Automated Data Processing Support.  Utilize laboratory main frame (VAX) and PC
systems to design and maintain data bases. Provide technical support for preparation of radioanalytical
software.
       9.1          Data Base Design
       9.2          Data Base Management
       9.3          Radioanalytical Software Support
       9.4          LAN Communications Consulting
10.0  Quality Assurance Support. Cross-checks and intercomparison for laboratory and field
measurements. Review of quality assurance programs.
      10.1          Sample Cross-Checks (NAREL)
      10.2          Measurement Intercomparisons (NAREL)
      10.3          Review of Quality Assurance Plans
      10.4          Data Validation
11.0  Training. Short course training programs on radiological assessment and emergency re-
sponse. Laboratory training on specific measurement methods and/or radiochemical procedures.
      11.1          Short Course Training on Emergency Response or Radiological Assessment
      11.2          Laboratory Training on Radiochemical or Radioanalytical Procedures
      11.3          Hands-On Radon/Radon Decay Product Measurement Training
      11.4          Hands-On Electromagnetic Reid Measurement Training (NAREL)
12.0  Documentation. Report preparation and review.
      12.1          Preparation of Reports Concerning Environmental Radiation and
                   Risk Assessment
      12.2          Review and Evaluation of Reports or Documents Related
                   to Environmental Radiation
      12.3          Review of Radiochemical or Radioanalytical Procedures (NAREL)
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     Requesting Laboratory Services
The previous section described the services available from both the National Air and Radiation Environ-
mental Laboratory and the Las Vegas Facility. To request assistance from one or both laboratories, you
must contact the director of the appropriate laboratory at the following addresses:

      Sam T. Windham, Director                 Jed Harrison, Director
      US EPA-ORIA-NAREL                    US EPA-ORIA-LVF
      1504 Avenue A                         P.O. Box 98517
      Montgomery, AL 36115-2601               Las Vegas, NV 89193-8517
      (205) 270-3400                          (702) 798-2476
      FAX: (205) 270-3454                     FAX:  (702) 798-2465

For those services that both laboratories can provide, NAREL is the lead laboratory for EPA Regions 1-5
and LVF is the lead for EPA Regions 6-10.
Initial requests for assistance may be made by telephone to either Sam Windham or Jed Harrison.
Once you have discussed your needs with the Lab Director and agreed on how they can best be
handled, you must follow up with a formal written request to the Lab Director. For those requests that
involve a significant commitment of ORIA resources, you may be asked to address your written request
to the ORIA Office Director. The written request helps establish priorities and document resource use.
The written request should also address several other items.  If you are requesting services for an
ongoing project, the relevant study plan, the QA/QC project plan, and all other appropriate documents
should accompany the request.  If sample analyses are being requested, the completed NAREL
Project/Sample Acceptance Form (See Appendix B), should be forwarded with the written request.
Finally, a contact person from your organization should be identified. This person will work with the
designated project coordinator at the laboratory to which the request is made.
The Lab Director will determine how best to get the job done; in some cases, this may involve using
contract staff or referring the work to the other laboratory. He will also prioritize the work within the lab's
current workload and  determine the time required to complete the work. You should let the Lab
Director know if your request has a short turnaround time so that he can factor that into his decision
making.
In your initial conversation with the Lab Director, you should be prepared to discuss reimbursing the lab
for its assistance. Prices of the individual services described in Section 1 are in Appendix A.  You and
the Lab  Director will arrive at a final cost based on your particular needs. The following section outlines
how to transfer funds to the laboratories.
Requesting assistance for a Superfund site is a special case. Instead of contacting either lab director,
contact the Superfund Technical Support Center director at NAREL: 205/270-3400. To better organize
the request it is advisable to review the Request for Superfund Technical Support Form in Appendix C
of this booklet before contacting NAREL.
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Transferring Funds
This section details the kinds of funds required to perform certain services and how those funds can be
transferred to the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air Programs. Transferred funds will be allocated by the
ORIA Program Management Office to the servicing laboratory.
3.1    Travel
There are basically two ways that travel for a laboratory employee can be funded by a group outside of
the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air Programs. The easiest and fastest way is to provide the lab with an
account number that can then be used on the traveler's travel authorization.  By so doing, all charges
incurred by the traveler will be charged directly to your account. This method of reimbursement has
been used extensively when assistance from the labs has been required at Superfund sites.
The second method of reimbursing travel funds is to initiate a change request (Appendix D) that would
effect a transfer of travel funds to the laboratories. This method is useful if you need continuing assistance
at a particular site and have enough time to process the paperwork. You will need to include the lab's
accounting information, as well as the object class to which the funds are to be allocated, in order to
complete the necessary paperwork. Your finance office or the lab's administrative staff can assist you in
filling out the change request form.
3.2   Intramural Funds
Many services provided by the laboratories will require the expenditure of personnel time and supplies,
such as chemicals, sampling equipment, and so forth. Intramural funds must be used to reimburse this  Q
kind of expense. These funds are also known as "in-house" money and may be used to purchase      ^
supplies and equipment, as well as pay for personnel costs. They cannot be used to pay for travel or for
the assistance of an ORIA contractor.
Intramural funds may be transferred to the laboratories through a change request. Once again, this
request must be initiated by the requesting office and  will require the lab's accounting  information and
designation of the appropriate object classes. Appendix E is an example of a completed change re-
quest form. This form should be submitted to your finance office which will then work with the
Comptroller's Office in Headquarters to transfer the funds. This process may take several weeks or
longer to complete.
3.3   Extramural Funds
Extramural funds, or "contract money," are used to purchase the services of outside contractors. They
may not be used to fund ORIA personnel costs, travel of ORIA employees or supplies and equipment. If
you and the lab director agree that the assistance you need is best handled  by an ORIA contractor, you
will need to tranfer the necessary extramural funds. This type of transfer can also be accomplished using
the change request form (Appendix D).
In some cases, you and the lab director may conclude that it is simpler for you to provide an account
number that can then be used on the paperwork necessary to initiate a new contractor work assignment.
Because many offices tend to have more extramural funds available than intramural, you may be able to
arrange for the lab to accept extramural funds as reimbursement for in-house expenditures. This will only
be possible if the lab has some need for contract money.
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        3.4   Superfund
        Superfund money can be used only for Superfund work. These funds can be used to purchase both
        in-house services and contractor support. However, in order for the funds to be used for supplies,
        equipment, and other in-house expenses, the appropriate administrative ceiling for those object
        classes must be transferred as well. This can be accomplished through a change request that in-
        cludes both the object class to which the money is to be allocated and a notation that administrative
        ceiling for that object class is also being transferred.  Administrative ceiling is not required if the funds
        will be used as payment to an ORIA contractor.
        Transfer of Superfund resources to the labs to reimburse their in-house expenses may be difficult since
        administrative ceiling may be limited in some regions. The administrative staff within the region should
        be able to help you determine whether sufficient administrative ceiling exists. It may also be possible to
        provide the labs with an appropriate account number to charge their expenses against.  You should
        work with the lab director to determine reimbursement options if sufficient administrative ceiling is
        unavailable.
        In summary, any funds transfer may be accomplished with a change request form. This form tells the
        Comptroller's office to take the money from your account and to place it in the account of the servicing
        laboratory. Since this process can take time, you may choose to simply provide an account number to
        the laboratory to use in funding those expenses associated with your request, such as travel. ORIA's
        Program Management Office in Washington or the administrative staff at the laboratories can help you
        make the necessary arrangements for reimbursement.
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Appendix A
Costs for Laboratory Services
The following are estimates of the costs to provide the laboratory services listed in Section 1 below. This
information should be used in estimating the reimbursement to the laboratories whenever their services are
required. These values are not meant to be strictly applied, and in all cases, the amount of reimbursement
will be negotiated with the laboratory director.
1.0     Radioanalytical Services
1.1    Environmental Samples. Costs below are per sample based on the radioisotope and
include disposition of sample residues.
                               Radioanalytical Price List
       Analytes
Costs
       Tritium	$100.00
       Gamma Spectroscopy	120.00
       lodine-131	120.00
       Alpha	70.00 (a)
       Beta	70.00 (a)
       Polonium-210	120.00 (a)
       Strontium-89 and 90	110.00
       Lead-210	120.00 (b)
       Radium-226	200.00(c)       "1  "1
       Radium-228	105.00 (c)        '   '
       Uranium	190.00 (d)
       Thorium	190.00 (d)
       Plutonium	190.00 (d)
       Americium-241  	200.00
       Krypton	275.00
       Carbon-14	260.00
       Phosphorus	145.00
       Drying and Grinding	50.00 (e)
       Review screening (alpha, beta, gamma)	200.00
       Technetium-99	200.00
       Neptunium-237	210.00
(a) Alpha and beta run simultaneously - add $5.00.
(b) Polonium and lead run simultaneously - add $10.00.
(c) Radium-228 run in conjunction with radium-226 - add $50.00.
(d) Uranium and plutonium run simultaneously - add $35.00.
Uranium and thorium run simultaneously - add $50.00.
Plutonium and thorium run simultaneously - add $50.00.
Uranium, thorium, and plutonium run simultaneously - add $75.00.
(e) If sample also requires ashing - add $30.00.

1.2    Bioassay Samples. Typical cost per sample is $100-400 (see Radioanalytical Price List in
       Section 1.1).

1.3    Radioanalytical  Methods Development. $75/hr per person and expenses. Typical cost
       range per method is $3,000-20,000.

1A    Consulting on Radioanalytical Instrumentation. $75/hr per person and expenses.
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2.0   Environmental Radiation Sampling
Costs below cover typical experimental design, expendable supplies, and sample collection. Analyti-
cal cost is covered separately and depends on the analyses required.
2.1   High Volume Air Samples                      $50-200/sample
2.2   Iodine Species Samples                       $10O400/sample
2.3   Precipitation Samples                         $12-50/sample
2.4   Groundwater Samples                         $2O50/sample
2.5   Drinking Water Samples                      $20-50/sample
2.6   Environmental Gamma Radiation Measurements
      TLD Station                                      $10O200/station
      PIC Station                                      $75/hr per person and
                                                    expenses (approx. 4 hours re-
                                                    quired for readout and analysis)

3.0   Site Assessment
Cost estimates below cover salaries, overhead, and essential support services. Travel, housing, and
per diem costs are not included and will be additional.
3.1   On-site Radiological Assessment
      & Technical Support
3.2   Radiation Safety and Radioactive
      Waste Consultation
3.3   Dispersion Modeling and
      Risk Assessment
3.4   Groundwater Contamination
      Assessment
3.5   In-Situ Radiation Measurements
3.6   Aquatic Environmental Surveys
3.7   Mobile Laboratory Radiochemical
      Analyses
$75/hr per person and expenses

$75/hr per person and expenses

$75/hr per person and expenses

$75/hr per person and expenses

$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
       4.0   Emergency Response
       4.1   Health Physics Consultation
             for Emergency Response
             Plans and Services
       4.2   On-site Critique/Evaluation of
             Exercises
       4.3   On-site Emergency Services:
             Health Physics Evaluation and Advice
       4.4   On-site Emergency Services:
             Mobile Laboratory Analyses
                                                    $75/hr per person and expenses
                                                    $75/hr per person and expenses

                                                    $75/hr per person and expenses

                                                    $75/hr per person and expenses
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5.0   Mixed Waste Analysis*
5.1   Mixed Waste Screening                        $200-2,000/per sample
5.2   Chemical Analysis                             $1,000-2,000/per sample
      (herbicides, pesticides, metals, semi-volatile and
      volatile organics)
*Cost depends on the level of hazard involved and the physical and chemical complexity of the sample and sample matrix.
6.0   Contaminated Site Remediation
Site hazard assessment, evaluation of remediation options, soil/waste characterization, development and
management of remediation plans.
6.1   Soil Sampling Characterization
6.2   Site Remediation
6.3   Contractor Product Review
6.4   Sample Acceptance, Clearance,
      and Preparation
 6.5
      Radionuclide Analysis by Gamma
      Spectroscopy on Bulk Sample
      Organic Volatiles and Organochlorine
      with PCBs (TCL*)
      Heavy Metal Analysis (TAL Metals*)
      Size Fractionation
      by Scrubbing/Screening
      Size Fractionation by Vertical-Column
      Hydroclassification
6.10  Radionuclide Analysis by Gamma
      Spectroscopy
6.11  Radiochemical Analysis of a Select
      Radionuclide by Alpha Spectroscopy
6.12  Chemical Extraction
 6.6

 6.7
 6.8

 6.9
6.13 Preparation of Report
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
$120.00 (includes initial survey,
gamma spectrometry, gross
alpha and beta)
$250.00

$800.00

$600.00
$1,200.00 (5 fractions)

$700.00 (5 fractions)

$800.00 (10 fractions)

$1,000.00 (per multiples of 4
analyses or less)
$1000 (4 extractions of bulk
sample) (radionuclides by acids
and/or salt with gamma analysis)
$500.00
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* TCL is the Target Compound List; TAL is the Target AnaJyte List (Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni,
Pb, Se, Tl, V, Zn).
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      7.0   Radon-222 Measurement and Exposures
      7.1   Charcoal Canisters
      7.2   Radon in Water Samples
      7.3   On-site Measurements
      7.4   On-site Equilibrium Ratio Measurments
      7.5   Assessment of Particle Size
      7.6   Attached/Unattached Fraction
      7.7   Flux Measurements
      7.8   Quality Assurance Exposures
      7.9   Calibration
      7.10 Electret Ion Chamber Measurements
            Short
            Long
      7.11 Ambient Radon Measurements
      7.12 Instrument Evaluation
                                                   $20 per canister
                                                   $25 per source (duplicate samples)
                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses
                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses
                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses
                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses
                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses
                                                   $10/hr per chamber (24 hr minimum)
                                                   $10/hr per chamber (24 hr minimum)

                                                   $25 per detector
                                                   $75 per detector
                                                   $150 per site/period (90 days)
                                                   $10/hr per chamber
                                                   (24 hr minimum)
8.0 Electromagnetic Fields Analysis/Risk Evaluation
Provide laboratory and field measurements of radiofrequency, microwave, and extremely low frequency
radiation sources. Assess risks posed and make recommendations for risk reduction. Cost associated
with transportation and travel are not included in the estimates below.
       8.1    Evaluation of Risk Associated
             with Power Lines/60 Cycle Source
       8.2   Measurement of Fields Associated
             with Power Lines/60 Cycle Source
       8.3   Evaluation of Risks Associated
             with Radiofrequency Sources
       8.4   Measurements of Radiofrequency Sources
       8.5   Evaluation of Risks from Extremely
             Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation
       8.6   Measurements of ELF Radiation
       8.7   Evaluation of EMF and ELF
             Measurement Instrumentation
       8.8   Risk Assessment of EMF and
             ELF sources
                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses

                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses

                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses

                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses
                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses

                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses
                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses

                                                   $75/hr per person and expenses
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9.0 Automated Data Processing Support
9.1   Data Base Design
9.2   Data Base Management
9.3   Radioanalytical Software Support
9.4   LAN Communications Consulting
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
10.0  Quality Assurance
10.1  Preparation of Standards
10.2  Sample Cross-Checks
10.3  Measurement Intercomparisons
10.4  Review of Quality Assurance Plans
10.5  Data Validation
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses
 11.0 Training
 Provide short-course training programs on radiological assessment and emergency response. Provide
 laboratory training on specific measurement methods and/or radiochemical procedures.
 11.1  Short-Course Training on Emergency
      Response or Radiological Assessment
 11.2  Laboratory Training at NAREL Radiochemical
      or Radioanalytical Procedures
 11.3  Radon/Radon Decay
      Product Measurement Training
 11A  Electromagnetic Field
      Measurement Training
$4,000-6,000 per instructor
per week
$1,000-2,000 per trainee per week

$1,000-2,000 per trainee per week

$1,000-2,000 per trainee per week
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 12.0 Documentation
 12.1  Preparation of Reports
 12.2 Review and Evaluation of
      Reports or Documents
 12.3 Review of Radiochemical or
      Radioanalytical Procedures
$75/hr per person and expenses
$75/hr per person and expenses

$75/hr per person and expenses
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Appendix B
NAREL Project/Sample Acceptance Form
         Form Version 4.0 (18Aug92) Prefix
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          NAREL PROJECT/SAMPLE ACCEPTANCE FORM
Proiect :

NAREL Project Manager
RPO Date
SHEM Date


Date
Sample Prep. Mgr. Date
MASS Branch Chief Date
Counting Room Manager Date
QA Coordinator Date
     NAREL Laboratory Director
      Date
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                                                          Project*
                                                   SECTION 2.0
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                 Conplata all n«c«*aary information. Attach any p«rtln«sit hiatoricaj. in£oraat
               I  ion about ttta lampl* ait«{*)aach a« r«portaf laboratory anaJly»«« -r««ult«/ and






 Project  Description:




   Location of  Site:







   History of Site:







   Type(s)  of Samples:


       Soil	       Water 	


       Air 	       Vegetation  	


       Other	








	SECTION 3.0	



               i  ccan»lot» all CTKpaJLrod Information and attach appropxiat* r«porta.
               1  See Attachment A
               Radiological  Samples:


                 Known Nuclides	
                 Known Activity_
                 Suspected Nuclides_
                 Suspected Activity_
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                                           Project!
                                                SECTION 4.0
                             •lete all required information.  Identity mil potential hamardj.
                             «at eii  oata obtained  during acreoAino; or  epeclfic teatlng  for
                           biohax«nIa/olMtttaaJ.a.  »ttaci applicable report*.
                           If rl>«1 -il BIB* «nd/or Cfc» aa*«x 1« not tnmra, proTld* * «p«alf 1«
                           («.g., total Tol«tll« orgaaln,  hyUrooarbom,  toxic, corexlv*, lgnlt»tl«,
          Biohazard/Chemical Samples  (CAS  Number,  if known)


             Known biohazards/chemicals	
             Known levels
             Suspected  biohazards/chemicals_
             Suspected  levels_
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                                                SECTION 5.0
D»t«rmln» tto <»t«ation
If apodal detection ll
See Attachment B
                                                       jind loclod* on ti» fan.
                                               are not necevury, vrlte "itandard" on. tne fo
             Detection  Limits Required:,
                                                SECTION  6.0
          Does this project have  a QA/QC plan? 	


          If  yes,  a copy  is required by NAREL.


          If  no,  NAREL requests to review  a  draft  plan.
                                      Yes
                                                       No
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                                                 SECTION 7.0
                              Complete the repaired Information.

                              The MASS Branch Chief •hould «n*ure that any chemical analyse* required on
                              •aoples have been  cooplet«d and that th* requesting party la r*pon«ibl« for
                              proper ahipcMCt of c«mpl«» .
                              See Attachment C
20
                Number of samples_
                 Requested analyses_

                 Turnaround time:
                      Normal
                 Shipment Date  (ETA  at NAREL).

                 Chain of Custody  Required: 	
Special Handling Precautions :
    Completion Date
                                  Yes
                                              No
                 Special Shipping  Instructions:
                 Sample Costs:

                 Billed to account  number:
                Sample Disposal/Sample Storage:

                Return to collector:	   Yes"
                Disposal at NAREL

                Storage at NAREL

                    If  yes,  until
                       Storage*

                       Disposal*

                       	 Yes

                             Yes
                                                No
                                                                       Date
                                    Date
No

No
Date

Date
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Project*^
                                    SECTION 8.0
      Radiological Dose Rate  Survey:
                        jiR/hr or mR/hr  Contact
                        jlR/hr or mR/hr @  1  m  (for  Radioactive  Labels
                                                 I,  II,  III)
      Radiological Contamination Survey:


      	dpm/100 crrr  alpha

      	dpm/100 cm"  beta/gamma
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                        Attachment Version 3.0 (24Jul92)
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                                 ATTACHMENT A
                      ACCEPTABLE RADIONUCLIDE QUANTITIES
     RADIONUCLIDE

Any by-product material with
Atomic Number 3 through 83,inclusive

     Americium 241

     Americium 243

     Curium 244

     Plutonium 238

     Plutonium 239/240

     Plutonium 242

     Polonium 210

     Radium 226

     Thorium 229

     Thorium 230

     Thorium 232

     Uranium 232

     Uranium 238

     By-product material as  defined
         in 10CFR40.4
                                                  *ACCEPTABLE QUANTITY
                                                      PER SHIPMENT

                                                         0.1 mCi

                                                          10

                                                           1

                                                          10

                                                           1

                                                           1 /iCi

                                                           1
  1 nCi

  1

  1

  1

0.5 jiCi

  1 /zCi

 10 mCi
       *  Shipments exceeding the acceptable radionuclide quantities must
       be cleared with the RPO before being shipped to NAREL.
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                     Attachment Version 3.0 (24Jul92)
                              ATTACHMENT B
       ESTIMATES OF MINIMUM DETECTABLE ACTIVITIES FOR GAMMA ANALYSIS
    NUCLIDE

    Be-7
    K-40
    Cr-51
    Co-58
    Fe-59
    Co-60
    Zn-65
    Zr-95
    Ru-106
    Ag-llOm
    Sb-125
    1-131
    1-133
    Ba-133
    Cs-134
    Cs-137
    Ba-140
    Ce-141
    Ce-144
    Eu-152
    Eu-154
    U-235
    Ra-226
    RA-228
    U-238
ENERGY
 (keV)

477.59
1460.81
320.08
810.76
1099.22
1173.22
1115.52
756.72
621.84
657.75
427.89
364.48
529.87
356.01
604.70
661.65
537.32
145.44
133.54
1407.95
1274.45
143.76
186.21
911.07
1001.03
 MDA
1-LITER
WATER

3.6e+04
5.1e+01
3.36+01
4.76+00
8.56+00
4.16+00
1.16+01
7.36+00
4.06+01
4.le+00
l.le+01
6.0e+00
2.56+02
5.7e+00
4.56+00
4.4e+00
1.76+01
5.56+00
2.26+01
2.76+01
1.36+01
2.26+01
7.16+01
1.5e+01
8.26+02
  MDA
400-GRAMS
 SOIL

9.16+01
1.36-01
8.46-02
1.26-02
2.26-02
l.le-02
2.96-02
1.86-02
O.Oe-02
l.Oe-02
2.86-02
1.56-02
6.36-01
1.46-02
l.le-02
l.le-02
4.2e-02
1.46-02
5.46-02
6.76-02
3.26-02
5.66-02
l.Se-Ol
3.76-02
2.06+00
23
    NOTES:

    1.   Samples are counted for 1000 minutes.
    2.   Solubility in media or  chemical state of analyte  is not
        considered and should be for some nuclides.
    3.   Samples decay for  120 hours  (5 days)  from collection to start
        of  count.
    4.   Rough estimates of MDA's for air samples of  large  volumes  (for
        analysis of Be-7,  Iodines, etc. in air) can  be made by dividing
        the 1-liter water  MDA column values by the  volume of the air
        sampled.
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                         Attachment Version 3.0 (24Jul92)
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                                  ATTACHMENT C
                        NAREL RADIOANALYTICAL PRICE LIST1
             ANALYTES
Tritium
Gamma Spectrometry
Iodine-131
Alpha, gross
Beta, gross
Polonium
Strontium
Lead-210
Radium-226 (by deemanation)
Radium-228
Uranium
Thorium
Plutonium
Americium-241
Krypton
Carbon-14
Phosphorus
Drying and Grinding
Ashing
Screening (alpha, beta, gamma)
Technetium-99
Neptunium-237
Fecal Sample preparation
                                                  COSTS $
100
120
120
70
70
120
110
120
200
105
190
190
190
200
275
260
145
50
80
100
200
210
125



(a)
(a)
(b)

(b)
(c)
(c)
(d)
(d)
(d)










        (a)   Alpha and beta run simultaneously             75
        (b)   Polonium and lead run simultaneously         130
        (c)   Ra-228 run in conjunction with Ra-226        250
        (d)   Uranium and plutonium run simultaneously     225
             Uranium and thorium run simultaneously       240
             Plutonium and thorium run simultaneously     240
             Uranium,  thorium, and plutonium run
             simultaneously                               265
        'Disposition of samples' residues  is  included  in  cost.
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Appendix C

Request for Superfund Technical Support Form


         Request for Superfund Technical Support
RSKERL-Ada



ERL-Athens


ECAO-Cincinnati
                          RREL-Cinclnnati


                          EMSL-LV



                          ERT-Edison


                          NAREL-Montgomery

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  t^Jupport
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  |roi«ct
     Date:

     Requestor:

     Region & Division:

     Superfund Site Name & No.:
                                     Fund Lead
                         Nature of Request
                                       I Enforcement Lead
                                                                  25
                     Deliverables and Due Dates
                         List of Attachments
     cc: Superfund Branch Chief

        TSP Project Manager, OSWER/TIO (OS-110)



       Technology Innovation Office U.S. EPA 401 M Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20460
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