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DEP Standard Operating Procedures

Official DEP SOPs (as referenced in the QA Rule)

These DEP SOPs are required for all organizations submitting data to DEP. These SOPs are effective beginning 7/30/14 and have a revision date of March 1, 2014.

  • DEP SOPs  - DEP SOPs effective 7/30/14.

Proposed Revisions to the Quality Assurance Rules and DEP SOPs

Revisions to the Quality Assurance Rules and DEP SOPs

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published a Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-160, F.A.C. (Quality Assurance) in the Florida Administrative Register on March 14th, 2017. This includes the incorporated DEP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), published as the collections numbered DEP-SOP-001/01, DEP-SOP-002/01 and DEP-SOP-003/11, as well as other incorporated documents. We have developed a Revisions page, where you can view the draft revisions and responses to public comments.


Other Useful Information

LVI Calculator - Available for download and use to calculate Lake Vegetation Index scores. Users should review “Instructions for use of the LVI Calculator” before using. (Note: You must enable macros to use this calculator.)

Calculations per DEP SOP LVI 2200 (effective 7/30/14)

“Please contact Ashley O’Neal if you need the older version of LVI calculator for samples collected prior to 7/30/14”

  • Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen (LDO) - The LDO probe method is acceptable to DEP, providing that the calibration verification procedures and criteria in DEP SOPs FT 1000 and FT 1500 are strictly followed. The LDO may be used for all laboratory and field analyses for non-potable water compliance reporting, all ambient monitoring for surface water, groundwater, and wastewater, and all groundwater purge-stabilization measurements. The cited federal reference is ASTM D888-05, Standard Test Methods for Dissolved Oxygen in Water, Test Method C, Luminescence-based Sensor Procedure.

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Last updated: March 31, 2017

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