Atlantic RBCA Guidelines for Laboratories Version 3.1

This document provides guidelines for the analysis of petroleum hydrocarbons in water and soil as part of Atlantic RBCA site remediation methodology. It is not intended to be a detailed laboratory procedure; rather it outlines required and performance-based elements of any method used, including Tier I (to assess whether certain compounds have exceeded a generic risk-based screening level) and Tier II (to assess site-specific risk conditions).

This version includes amendments based on procedural changes recommended by CCME Guidance Manual for Environmental Site Characterization in Support of Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment (2016).  Specifically, this it incorporates the use of field preservation of soil samples for VPH Analysis as a best practice.