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"Radon" means the radioactive noble gas radon-222.
"Radon Act" means N.J.S.A. 26:2D-70 et seq.
"Radon progeny-in-air" means the short-lived radionuclides
formed as a result of the decay of radon-222. The short-lived
radon progeny consist of polonium-218, lead-214, bismuth-214
"Radon/Radon Progeny-in-Air Program" means the
Department's program implementing the portion of the Radiation
Protection Act governing radon and radon progeny, N.J.S.A.
26:2D-70 et seq.
"Range-finding toxicity test" means, for Acute Toxicity
Testing, a short-term (usually 24 hours), small-scale test
to determine the approximate concentration range to be covered
in full-scale definitive testing. This is especially useful
with effluents or materials of unknown toxicity.
"Raw data" means the data generated during the
sample preparation and analysis. The data includes analyst
notebook entries, bench sheets, standards preparation, instrument
calibration, method QC, strip chart graphs, computer printouts,
and integrator printouts.
"Reagent water" means water used for chemical testing
that meets the specifications of Type I (or better) and Type
II (or better) reagent waters as defined in the current version
of ASTM D1193. Type I reagent water is required for inorganics
analysis. Type II reagent water is required for organics analysis
and sampling equipment decontamination.
"Record" means all information and data recorded
and/or stored on paper, microfilm/microfiche or computer systems.
"Regulatory program" means any of the statutes
listed in N.J.A.C. 7:18?1.1(c), any regulations or orders
issued pursuant to those statutes, or the Contract Laboratory
"Regulatory purposes" means for the purpose of
determining compliance with a regulatory program.
"Regulatory sample" means either of the following:
1.. A sample taken and/or analyzed to comply with a regulatory
2. A proficiency evaluation (PE) sample.
"Renewal toxicity test" means, for Acute Toxicity
Testing, a static test with periodic exposure (at least once
every 24 hrs.) of the test organisms to a fresh test solution
of the same concentration. This is accomplished either by
transferring the test organisms or replacing the test solution.
"Replicate sample" means a sample prepared by dividing
a homogeneous sample into separate parts so that each part
is also homogeneous and representative of the original sample.
"Response" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, the
observed biological effect of the material tested. In acute
toxicity tests, the observed effect is usually death.