(a) Minimum requirements of sample handling
for radiochemical analyses including sample container, preservation, and major
instrumentation shall meet the criteria in Table VI-I in the EPA "Manual for
the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water", which is hereby
incorporated by reference including any subsequent amendments and editions. A
copy is available for inspection at the Division of Public Health, 1915 Mail
Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1915. Nonprofit organizations or
government agencies may obtain a copy by contacting the EPA Drinking Water
Hotline at 800-426-4791. Other organizations may obtain a copy from the
National Technical Information Service at 800-336-4700 for thirty five dollars
(b) Samples shall be
collected in containers provided by the laboratory.
(c) If composited samples are to be analyzed,
the compositing shall be performed in the laboratory.
(d) Sample report form. The sample report
form shall contain the location; date and time of collection; collector's name;
preservative added; and any other special remarks concerning the sample. Sample
report forms shall be approved by the N.C. Public Water Supply Section.
Indelible ink shall be used to complete the form.