A risk-based approach to liquid effluent monitoring

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DOE Order 5400.1 identifies six objectives of a liquid effluent monitoring program. A strategy is proposed that meets these objective in one of two ways: (1) by showing that effluent concentrations are below concentration limits set by permits or are below concentrations that could cause environmental problems or (2) by showing that concentrations in effluent have not changed from a period when treatment processes were in control and there were no unplanned releases. The intensity of liquid effluent monitoring should be graded to the importance of the source being monitored. This can be accomplished by determining the risk posed by ... continued below

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Hull, L.C. October 1, 1995.

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DOE Order 5400.1 identifies six objectives of a liquid effluent monitoring program. A strategy is proposed that meets these objective in one of two ways: (1) by showing that effluent concentrations are below concentration limits set by permits or are below concentrations that could cause environmental problems or (2) by showing that concentrations in effluent have not changed from a period when treatment processes were in control and there were no unplanned releases. The intensity of liquid effluent monitoring should be graded to the importance of the source being monitored. This can be accomplished by determining the risk posed by the source. A definition of risk is presented that defines risk in terms of the statistical probability of exceeding a release limit and the time available to recover from an exceedance of a release limit. Three examples are presented that show this approach to grading an effluent monitoring program can be implemented at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and will reduce monitoring requirements.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96011473

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  • Other: DE96011473
  • Report No.: INEL--95/0499
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/253191 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 253191
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669677

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Hull, L.C. A risk-based approach to liquid effluent monitoring, report, October 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669677/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.