EDF Guidelines

EDF data standard describes data format specifications for an environmental laboratory report. Although EDF data does not look like a laboratory report, its content includes all the information required to reconstruct a laboratory report document.   By standardizing the data in a laboratory report, EDF data may be combined with EDF data from other laboratories without additional manipulation.  

Overview  Table of Fields and Requirements
EDF Format Guidelines and Restrictions Document



Listing of Valid Values in spreadsheet format.                                                 



Letter No. 1 Method Detection and Reporting Limits for EDF
Letter No. 2 Reporting of Estimated Results
Letter No. 3 Reporting of Validation Notes in EDF
Letter No. 4 Preparation Method EPA SW5035
Letter No. 5 Reporting of Matrices in EDF
Letter No. 6 Percent Solids Determination
Letter No. 7 Reporting Filtration in EDF
Letter No. 8 Reporting Leachate Methods in EDF
Letter No. 9 Reporting of Analysis and/or Report Approval In EDF
Letter No. 10 Reporting Multiple Dilution or Confirmation Analyses in EDF
Letter No. 11 Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs)
Letter No. 12 Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) Analytes
Letter No. 13 8260+OX; GC/MS Analysis of Full VOC List plus Oxygenates
Letter No. 14 8260ML; GC/MS Analysis of Minimal VOC List plus Oxygenates
Letter No. 15 8260FA, GC/MS Analysis of Minimal Fuel Oxygenates List
Letter No. 16 8260FAB; GC/MS Analysis of Fuel Oxygenates and Additives plus BTEX
Letter No. 17 8021ML, Analysis Minimal List of VOCs by 8021B
Letter No. 18 CAGBTEX: Analysis for TPH and BTEX by 8021B
Letter No. 19 “CATPH-G” Analysis of TPH Volatile Range Organics
Letter No. 20 “CATPH-D”, Analysis of Diesel/Extractable Range Organics




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