15A NCAC 02L .0412       analytical procedures for soil samples

(a)  Analytical procedures for soil samples required under this Section, except as provided in 15A NCAC 02L .0417 of this Section, shall be methods accepted by the US EPA as suitable for determining the presence and concentration of petroleum hydrocarbons for the type of petroleum released. 

(b)  A sufficient number of soil samples collected, including the most contaminated sample, shall be analyzed as follows in order to determine the risks of the constituents of contamination:

(1)           soil samples collected from a discharge or release of low boiling point fuels, including, but not limited to gasoline, aviation gasoline and gasohol, shall be analyzed for volatile organic compounds and additives using EPA Method 8260, including isopropyl ether and methyl tertiary butyl ether;

(2)           soil samples collected from a discharge or release of high boiling point fuels, including, but not limited to, kerosene, diesel, varsol, mineral spirits, naphtha, jet fuels and fuel oil no. 2, shall be analyzed for volatile organic compounds using EPA Method 8260 and semivolatile organic compounds using EPA Method 8270;

(3)           soil samples collected from a discharge or release of heavy fuels shall be analyzed for semivolatile organic compounds using EPA Method 8270;

(4)           soil samples collected from a discharge or release of used and waste oil shall be analyzed for volatile organic compounds  using EPA Method 8260, semivolatile organic compounds using EPA Method 8270, polychlorinated biphenyls using EPA Method 8080, and chromium and lead, using procedures specified in Subparagraph (6) of this Paragraph;

(5)           soil samples collected from any discharge or release subject to this Section shall be analyzed for alkane and aromatic carbon fraction classes using methods approved by the Director under Rule 2H .0805(a)(1) of this Chapter;

(6)           analytical methods specified in Subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) of this Paragraph shall be performed as specified in the following references or the most recent version of these references: Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Wastes:Physical/Chemical Methods, November 1990, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publication number SW-846; or in accordance with other methods or procedures approved by the Director under 15A NCAC 2H.0805(a)(1);

(7)           other EPA-approved analytical methods may be used if the methods include the same constituents as the analytical methods specified in Subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) of this Paragraph and meet the detection limits of the analytical methods specified in Subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) of this Paragraph; and

(8)           metals and acid extractable organic compounds shall be eliminated from analyses of soil samples collected pursuant to this Section if these compounds are not detected in soil samples collected during the construction of the source area monitoring well required under 15A NCAC 02L .0405 of this Section.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.2; 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.94A; 143-215.94E; 143-215.94T; 143-215.94V; 143B-282; 1995 (Reg. Sess. 1996) c. 648,s. 1;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 02L .0115(n);

Amended Eff. December 1, 2005.