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Guidance for Developing Ecological Soil Screening Levels

This document describes the process used to derive a set of risk-based ecological soil screening levels (Eco-SSLs) for many of the soil contaminants that are frequently of ecological concern for plants and animals at hazardous waste sites and provides guidance for their use. The Eco-SSL derivation process represents the group effort of a multi-stakeholder workgroup consisting of federal, state, consulting, industry, and academic participants led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI).

Use the links below to read or download the document and attachments.  You may also download Appendix A: Background Soil Concentration Database(8 MB) in Excel spreadsheet format.

For additional information, see the Ecological Soil Screening Level site.

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