Upper Columbia River Field Investigation and Sampling; CH2M Hill for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10


Upper Columbia River Field Investigation and Sampling; CH2M Hill for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10

White Shield provided CH2M-Hill with a Sample Processing Coordinator for the Upper Columbia River Sampling Project in order to coordinate sediment sample processing and packaging, development of Chain of Custody and Forms II Lite documentation, arrangement of shipment and transport, and assistance with the sample collection activities. A subsequent task order directed the collection of fish tissue samples from within six different sampling areas. The fish were collected by a variety of methods including electro-fishing, gill netting, and traps. The collected fish were transported to a central processing area at the Kettle Falls Marina where they were weighed, measured, catalogued, filleted, and packed for shipment. The Coordinator position required an understanding of CLP procedures and the CLP Guidance document (“CLP Guidance for Field Samplers”, OSWER 9240.0-35, Aug 2004) and familiarity with laboratory analytical procedures and QA/QC considerations.