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Environmental Sampling and Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program

Sample Collection Information Documents (SCIDs)

image of scientistsThe Sample Collection Information Document for Chemicals, Radiochemicals and Biotoxins and the Sample Collection Information Document for Pathogens provide general information for collection of samples that are to be analyzed using the specific methods and procedures listed in EPA’s Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM).

SCID Query Tool

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2017 SCID Documents

The information in the SCIDs provides general information that EPA staff and contractors can use when they collect samples as part of environmental remediation following an intentional or accidental homeland security-related contamination incident. The information is provided to support the collection of samples to be analyzed using the SAM.

SCID Resources