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Sampling Tree Swallow Eggs and Nestlings TVA-KIF-SOP-28

March 2010

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      Complete COC form which accompanies samples from time of collection through shipment to the laboratory. Refer to TVA-KIF-SOP-06 and TVA-KIF-SOP-07 for proper COC procedures.

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        Field Logbook Documentation

In addition to the minimum requirements discussed in the Field Documentation SOP (TVA-KIF-SOP-06), the field logbooks document collection and sampling characteristics specific to this SOP. Field data are documented, using an indelible-ink pen, in a field logbook according to TVA-KIF-SOP-06 and the Proper Field Documentation Procedures Memorandum (Environmental Standards; 2009). Other specific field logbook documentation includes the following.

  • Date, location or river mile, GPS coordinates, collection time, collectors, species, and number of individuals/species collected; and

  • Additional comments associated with field access, weather conditions, predation of eggs or nestlings and anecdotal observations.

Similar information is recorded on the Tree Swallow Egg Field Specimen Collection/ Processing form or the Tree Swallow Nestling Field Specimen Collection/Processing form (Tables 3 and 4).

Sampling information is provided to KIF QA/QC staff that create unique sampling labels for each specimen in accordance with Sample Labeling, Packaging, and Shipping SOP (TVA-KIF-SOP-07).

A completed project COC form and sample labels are provided post-processing and accompany the samples to the approved analytical laboratory. Refer to the Field Documentation SOP (TVA-KIF-SOP-06) for proper COC procedures.



Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). 2009.

Field Documentation SOP (TVA-KIF-SOP-06),

  • TVA. Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Ash Recovery Project (TVA-KIF-QAPP), December 18, 2009.

  • TVA. Sample Labeling, Packing, and Shipping SOP (TVA-KIF-SOP-07), 2009.

  • TVA. Site-Wide Safety and Health Plan for the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Ash Release Response (SWSHP), 2010.

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