Standard Guide for Environmental Site Characterization in Cold Regions
|Publication Date:||10 March 1998|
|ICS Code (Environmental testing):||19.040|
Use this guide in conjunction with Guide D 5730.
This guide describes special problems to be considered when planning field investigations in cold regions. The primary focus of this guide is presenting the special problems and concerns of site characterization in the cold regions of the world.
Laboratory testing of soil, rock, and ground-water samples is specified by other ASTM standards that are not specifically discussed in this guide. Laboratory methods for measurement of physical properties relevant to environmental investigations are included in Guide D 5730.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
This guide emphasizes the care that must be taken by all field personnel during operations in tundra and permafrost areas of the world.
This guide offers an organized collection of information or a series of options and does not recommend a specific course of action. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word "Standard" in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.