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In this lesson we'll go over how to create a sampling event work scope.

On the left side on your project menu click on the events tab. This will reveal any already scheduled events for your project. Click the orange “Add Event” icon at the bottom of the list to create a new work scope event.

This will bring up a window for you to select the media type for this sampling event. Please note: each type of media to be sampled will have to be set up as its own sampling event. Currently, multi-media sampling events can not be created. They have to be created as separate events but can be created for the same day if needed.

Select your media type. A calendar will appear, select the target date for your sampling event.

A list of all your entered sample locations will appear. This page is where we will select which locations to sample, but first we need to select what we will be sampling for. Click on the orange “Manage Test” icon at the top right of the screen. This will open a pre-populated list of all the tests that the selected lab offers. You can scroll through the list or search for the desired analytical test you wish to perform on this project or search for the parameter at the top of the window. In this example, we're going to select BTEX and chlorides. After you have made your selection, hit save at the bottom of that window.

Each selected test will appear as a new column in the sample location box. To select the test to be performed at a particular location, simple check the appropriate box under the analytical parameter. If you want to “select all” or “unselect all”, simply check or uncheck the small box at the top of the column.

If you only want to collect a groundwater elevation at a particular location, click the “off” box to the right of the sample ID until it says, “Gauge Only”. This will then be indicated to the field sampler. Please note that when you indicate that a well is to be sampled for any parameter, it is assumed that a groundwater elevation is automatically collected.

The column labeled “sampling method” is where you will select the sampling method to be used. Select the option you want at the top of the column and all locations will automatically revert to that option. You can also change sampling methods on individual sample locations as well.

Sometimes you may want to collect a sample and ship it to the lab but not have the lab run the sample right away. If this is the case, check the “hold” box next to the sample location and this will indicate to the lab to hold the sample for further instruction. Any notes to the lab related to the hold or any other item, can also be noted in the “Task Notes” column.

At the bottom of the screen, you'll see lab QA/QC options for your sampling event. Here is where you will select your QA/QC preferences. If you want to add duplicates for your field event, you will check the “Blind Duplicate” box. This reveals an orange “Add Location” button. Click the “Add Location” button and a drop-down selection box will appear with a list of all the sample locations you’ve selected to be tested. Select the sample location you want to have run as a “duplicate” and then select the parameters you want tested on the duplicate. Note the platform will not let you run a duplicate parameter that you did not select for the original sample. If you want to add another duplicate, click the orange “Add Location” button again and repeat the process. Please note, the lab will not know which sample the duplicate belongs to as it is listed as “Duplicate #1” on the chain of custody. It is a “blind duplicate” to the laboratory.

The MS/MSD samples operate similarly as the duplicates with the exception that the samples are listed accordingly on the Chain-of-Custody.

You can also select if you want field blanks, equipment blanks, and trip blanks as well. You select your preferences, the number of each type you want. and the parameters you want tested.

Please note that if you want to do a round of groundwater elevations on all your monitoring wells first, before starting sampling, it’s best to create two separate events on the same day. One event for just the groundwater elevations, and a separate event for the sampling. If you are not doing a full round of elevations first, then they can be combined into one event.

After you have your sampling preferences selected, hit the orange save button at the bottom of the page to save the sampling event work scope. Every time you edit the work scope, be sure to hit the save button before leaving the page.

That is how you create a sampling event work scope.

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