Managing Environmental Standards

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Managing Environmental Standards

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ESdat Admins can create and manage their own Environmental Standards for use across all Sites or that are site-specific.

 

New Standards can be created by

 1. copying an existing standard (clicking the Copy button) and making edits,

 2. by downloading and populating a bulk import template, or

 3. by importing from the online reference database.

 

Environmental Standards can be deleted or modified by users with permissions on that standard (typically an ESdat Admin, or the user that created the Standard).

 

All available Standards can easily be filtered by using the search or filter functions.    

 

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You can view Environmental Standards information by clicking on the blue Env Standard name.

 

Details

 

The Action Level Source name (the Environmental Standard), Group, Comments and publishing details are viewed and managed on the Details tab.

 

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Action Level Source

 

The Environmental Standards name.  This is how the standard will be referenced in other ESdat modules such as Chem Tables and Data Views

Group

Standards can be grouped by appropriate values.  A basic hierarchy is to group standards by their country of origin, publishing organisation and matrix, although you can group your own standards however you see fit.  Groups can be added by clicking the + Add new Group button, and then dragged and dropped to the appropriate part of the hierarchy.

 

Comments

Any relevant comments that might be applicable to the Standard.  This could include specifics of Licence conditions, or other general comments.

 

Publisher

The publisher of the standard (e.g. ANZECC, NHMRC, USEPA, CCME, etc).

 

Published Date

When the standards were published.

 

Publishers Website

A hyperlink to the publishers website, or PDF documentation.

 

Save

Saves any modifications made to the Standard.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Action Levels

 

The Action Levels are the values for the Standard and details for how they should be applied to your results.

 

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For Environmental Standards you have permissions on, records can be added by clicking + Add New Record, or existing records can be edited by clicking Edit.

 

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Definitions and examples are given for each of the chemical fields in the following table:

 

Field Name

Definition

Example

ChemCode

System ChemCode

7440-66-6

Original ChemName

ChemName as used in the Environmental Standard

Zinc

Matrix Type

Matrix Type as used in the Environmental Standard, must have a matching Matrix Type defined in the System

water

Action Level



    Prefix

Any prefix text that applies to the Action Level and will be displayed on output tables in front of the Action Level.

>

    Min

The minimum trigger level


    Max

The maximum trigger level

2000

    Suffix

Any suffix text that applies to the Action Level and will be displayed on output tables after of the Action Level.


    Units

The units of the Action Level

ug/L

Leached

Whether the Action Level applies to leached soil results (If true it indicates that the Action Level units are of a liquid type, ie mg/L)


Comments

Comments that apply to the standard


Conditional Matrix

This differs from the Matrix Type, in that a Matrix Type of "Water" will be applied to any results with a Matrix Type that is of the same Matrix State (ie liquid).  The Conditional Matrix Type is used if the result should only be applied to a specific Matrix Type (ie Surface Water)

Water

Conditional Depth



    From

The Samples average depth must be greater than this value for results to be compared.

0

    To

The Samples average depth must be less than this value for results to be compared.

10

Conditional ChemCode 1

System ChemCode: Used for pH or Hardness (or similar) dependant standards, which determine if the Action Level will be applied. For example an Action Level for Zinc may apply only over a specific pH range.

pH_Field

    Min Prefix

The prefix (> or >=) for ChemCode1 Minimum Concentration. To indicate if the minimum concentration is inclusive or exclusive.

>=

    Min

Minimum Concentration for ChemCode1

6

    Max Prefix

The prefix (< or <=) for ChemCode1 Maximum Concentration. To indicate if the maximum concentration is inclusive or exclusive.

<

    Max

Maximum Concentration for ChemCode1

7

    Units

Units for above

-

Conditional ChemCode 2

As for ChemCode1, if two Conditional ChemCodes are needed.


    Min Prefix



    Min



    Max Prefix



    Max



    Units



Applies to Total Result

Applies to results that are indicated as Total concentrations in Chemistry_Results.Total_or_Filtered, default is True

TRUE

Applies to Filtered Result

Applies to results that are indicated as Filtered concentrations in Chemistry_Results.Total_or_Filtered, default is True

TRUE

 

Site Associations

 

An Environmental Standard can be associated with a Site as a default across the application which can trigger exceedance notifications when Lab Reports associated with the Site are imported.

 

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Location Associations

 

Similarly, an environmental standard can be associated at the Location level to trigger exceedance notifications.  This is useful when there are specific Action Levels or trigger values which are defined in your Licence conditions.

 

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