Sample Collection Information Document for Pathogens and Biotoxins: Companion to Standardized Analytical Methods for Environmental Restoration Following Homeland Security Events (SAM) Revision 5.0 [open pdf - 928KB]
From the Scope and Application: "This Sample Collection Information Document (SCID) provides general information for use by EPA and its contractors when collecting samples during environmental remediation following a homeland security event. The document is intended to be used with SAM [Standardized Analytical Methods], and to provide information needed for collection of samples to be analyzed using the specific methods and procedures listed in SAM Revision 5.0. Where possible, the information provided was obtained from the sample collection requirements and guidelines included in the SAM Revision 5.0 analytical methods. Where this information was not available, additional sources were used (see Section 7.0)."
Environmental Protection Agency: http://cfpub.epa.gov/