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Environmental Sampling and Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program

ESAM is a comprehensive program to facilitate a coordinated response following an intentional or accidental homeland security-related contamination incident. This site provides information that supports field and laboratory efforts to characterize contaminated sites and to remediate contamination.

Environmental Sampling and Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program

Data
Management

Data Management
  • Scribe - EPA's software tool to assist with managing environmental sampling, observational and monitoring field data.

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Image of the components of ESAMInformation is provided for collection and handling of samples that are to be analyzed using the methods and procedures included in EPA's Selected Analytical Method for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM).Multi-agency work groups have selected procedures to be used for analysis of environmental samples for chemical, radiochemical, pathogen and biotoxin contaminants following an intentional or accidental homeland security-related contamination incident.Quality control procedures and planning tools are provided to assist with data collection, evaluation and reporting.EPA's Environmental Sampling and Analytical Methods (ESAM) program is intended to facilitate a coordinated response to a contamination incident, by providing documents, information and tools that support planning, reporting, field and laboratory efforts during site characterization, remediation and release.