WAVE Sampling Season Begins Today

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WAVE Sampling Season Begins Today

WAVErs,

The WAVE sampling season begins today and runs through September 30th. Here are a few reminders for the sampling season:

  1. It is no longer required but I encourage you to submit sampling locations to me using this online tool:http://www.hrecos.org/WAVE.Data/WAVE.html I can often determine a site cannot be sampled using satellite images. This saves you time and frustration wasted on an inappropriate location.
  2. When you sample, please include all the participants at the site on your data sheet (including children). These numbers help me track the progress of the project;
  3. After you sample, you have until November 1st to submit your sample vials and data sheets. The simplest way to do so is to mail them to my office according to the USPS instructions given at the bottom of this notice.
  4. Finally, please photograph/video your sampling events and share these with me! I have many uses for these materials. For example, I'll be posting to the NYSDEC Facebook page to highlight the wonderful work you do.

Thank you for participating in the 2017 WAVE season!!!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Alene Onion
WAVE Coordinator
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3502
email: wave

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAIL WAVE SAMPLES

Use the following USPS instructions to mail completed WAVE samples to my office:
Alene Onion
NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water, 4th Floor
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3502

Packaging Instructions 3A in Appendix C of PUB 52
Separate packaging requirements apply depending on the flashpoint of the flammable liquid.
For flashpoint greater than 20º F (–7º C) but not more than 73º F (23º C): Primary Receptacle

  • A metal primary receptacle must not exceed 1 quart.
  • A nonmetal primary receptacle must not exceed 1 pint.
  • The primary receptacle must have a screw cap (with minimum of one–and–one–half turns), soldering clips, or other means of secure closure (friction tops are not acceptable).
  • Only one primary receptacle is permitted per mailpiece.

Cushioning Material and Secondary Packaging

  • Enough cushioning material must surround the primary receptacle to prevent breakage and absorb any potential leakage.
  • The cushioning and primary receptacle must be packed in securely sealed secondary packaging.

Outer Packaging

  • Strong outer packaging that is capable of firmly and securely holding the primary receptacle, cushioning material, and secondary packaging is required.

Marking

  • Each mailpiece must be clearly marked on the address side with “Surface Only” or “Surface Mail Only” and “Consumer Commodity ORM–D.”
  • Optionally, each mailpiece may bear an approved DOT limited quantity square-on-point marking, designating surface transportation, prepared under 3b, instead of an ORM-D marking.
  • A complete return address and delivery address must be used.
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