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"Acceptably analyze" means to analyze a sample in a manner that satisfies the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:18-2.13(j).

"Acclimation" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, an organism's physiological adjustment to environmental changes including, but not limited to, changes in temperature and salinity.

"Accredited" means having the approval conferred upon schools, institutions, or programs where appropriate by a nationally recognized regional accrediting agency or association as determined by either the United States Secretary of Education, State Commissioner of Education, or State Chancellor of Higher Education.

"ACPL" means Annual Certified Parameter List and is a list that is sent annually to a certified environmental laboratory showing the regulatory programs, analytical techniques, method references and corresponding methods, specific parameters or group thereof for which the laboratory is certified to analyze regulatory samples.

"Acute MCL violation" means any violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for any parameter specified by the state as posing an acute risk to human health including the presence of fecal coliform or E. coli, and nitrate (>10mg/L), nitrite (>one mg/L) or nitrate/nitrite (>10mg/L).

"Acute toxicity" means, for acute toxicity testing, a lethal or adverse sublethal effect to an organism exposed to a toxic substance for no more than 96 hours.

"Acute toxicity testing" means the standardized procedures for determining the quantitative lethal or sublethal effects of a toxic substance on an organism.

"Affiliate" means, with respect to any individual or entity, another individual or entity who has a controlling interest in such individual or entity; in whom such individual or entity has a controlling interest; or who is under common control with such individual or entity.

"Alternate Test Procedure (ATP)" means a procedure that:

  1. Contains modifications not permitted in a method listed as a DSAM; or
  2. Is a method not listed as a DSAM for the monitoring of one or more parameters of interest for the Safe Drinking Water Act, New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, New Jersey Spill Compensation Act, New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act, Industrial Site Recovery Act, and New Jersey Underground Storage Tanks Program.

"Analytical reagent (AR) grade," "ACS reagent grade," and "reagent grade" mean reagents that conform to the current specifications of the Committee on Analytical Reagents of the American Chemical Society.

"Analyze-Immediately parameter" means a parameter for which analysis must be performed within 15 minutes after the sample is collected. Examples of analyze-immediately parameters include chlorine dioxide, dissolved oxygen with probe, pH, ozone, residual chlorine, sulfite and temperature.

"ANSP - Goulden" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, the publication entitled Daphnia Bioassay Workshop, Dr. Clyde Goulden and Ms. Linda Henry; The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Division of Limnology and Ecology. This reference is a source for daphnid culturing and testing techniques used in N.J.A.C. 7:18?7, Acute Toxicity Testing.

"Applicant" means a laboratory applying to the Department to become a certified environmental laboratory.

"Arochlor" or "Aroclor" means the trade name for a series of commercial polychlorinated biphenyl and terphenyl mixtures, often termed PCBs or polychlorinated biphenyls.

"ASTM D1193-91" means, for Chemical Testing, Standard Specifications for Reagent Water, D1193-91 (and later revisions) American Society for Testing and Materials.

"ASTM D 4229-84" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, Standard Practice for Conducting Static Acute Toxicity Tests on Waste-waters with Daphnia, D 4229-84, American Society for Testing and Materials. This reference method is a source for daphnid culturing and testing techniques used in N.J.A.C. 7:18?7, Acute Toxicity Testing.

"ASTM E 724-80" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, Standard Practice for Conducting Static Acute Toxicity Tests with Larvae of Four Species of Bivalve Molluscs; E 724-80; American Society for Testing and Materials. This reference method is a source for standardized culturing and testing techniques in Subchapter 7, Acute Toxicity Testing.

"ASTM E 729-80" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, Standard Practice for Conducting Acute Toxicity Tests With Fishes, Macroinvertebrates, and Amphibians; E 729-80, American Society for Testing and Materials. This reference method is a source for standardized culturing and testing techniques in Subchapter 7, Acute Toxicity Testing.

"ASTM-31" means Annual Book of the American Society for Testing and Materials, Part 31.

"Asymptotic LC50" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, the toxicant concentration at which the LC50, the lethal concentration at which 50 percent death of the test organisms occurs during an acute toxicity test, becomes a constant for a prolonged exposure time.

"Authorized measurement protocols" for radon/radon progeny-in-air means the DSAMs for Category RA1, radon/radon progeny-in-air, which are the approved methods for use by a certified laboratory when performing radon/radon progeny-in-air analysis. These DSAMs include the "Indoor Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurement Device Protocols," USEPA 402-R-92-004 and the "Interim Protocols for Screening and Follow-up Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements," USEPA 520/l-86-0l4.

"Authorized proficiency program" or "APP" means the USEPA Radon/Radon Progeny Measurement Proficiency Program, Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, Alabama 36109, or other program authorized by the Department in writing as being equally stringent. The APP provides the Department with a laboratory's radon/radon progeny results of PE samples. The Department uses the laboratory's results and the expected acceptable limits to partially assess its analytical performance. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:18-2.13, successful analysis of radon/radon progeny PE samples is necessary for obtaining and maintaining radon/radon progeny-in-air certification.

 

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