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British Standards - draft Standards for Public Comment

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9 Dec 2014

The British Standards Institution (BSI) provides best practice solutions and standards that support the needs of business and society in the UK and worldwide.

The following environment related Standards have been issued for public comment:

ISO DIS 22155 Soil quality – Gas chromatographic determination of volatile aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons and selected ethers – Static headspace method

As well as providing the analytical procedure it describes how samples should be taken in the field. The present version of the standard is referred to in this context in BS 10175.The ISO draft is also be considered within CEN as a European Standard (EN). If approved as an EN it will automatically become a BS.

The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 18 January 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

BS 5930 Code of Practice for Ground Investigation

The draft states that investigations of potentially contaminated sites should be in accordance with BS 10175 and for ground gas should be in accordance with BS 8576. References to these standards have been introduced where appropriate in the text. Some brief comments/advice regarding potentially contaminated sites and gassing sites are also introduced where deemed necessary but always with a reference to BS 10175, BS 8576 or other relevant 'soil quality' standards.

Annex H provides information and guidance on 'integrated investigations', e.g. combined geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigations.

The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 31 January 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

ISO/DIS 18400 -101 Soil Quality Sampling Part 101: Framework for the preparation and application of a sampling plan The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 4 February 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

ISO/DIS 18400-102 Selection and application of sampling techniques (will be adopted as a British Standard as a direct replacement for ISO 10381 series standards that are normative in BS 10175) The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 4 February 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

ISO/DIS 18400 -101 Soil ISO/DIS 18400-103 Safety (will be adopted as a British Standard as a direct replacement for ISO 10381 series standards that are normative in BS 10175) The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 4 February 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

ISO/DIS 18400-105 Transport, storage, preservation The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 4 February 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

ISO/DIS 18400-106 Quality Control and quality assurance The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 4 February 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

ISO/DIS 18400-107 Recording and Reporting The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 4 February 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

ISO/DIS 18400-201 Pretreatment in the field The deadline for sending comments to BSI is 4 February 2015. Please click on the link below to submit your comments.

Copies of the standards can be obtained from BSI.

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