Selenium Fish Tissue Collections are conducted by Biological Systems Consultants to help our clients comply with NPDES/KPDES permits issued by the local state or federal regulatory agencies. Following the standard operating procedures (SOP) for selenium fish tissue sampling set forth by these agencies we maintain scientific collectors permits and provide field personnel with extensive experience identifying the target species as required by the protocol. These are very time sensitive events so keep this in mind as soon as you find out you need a sampling event conducted. Many NPDES Permits now contain a Selenium Fish Tissue sampling trigger for collection of fish and application of EPA Method 200.8. This method identifies the amount of Selenium accumulated in the tissue of certain fish species. This methodology is outlined in the Methods for the Collection of Selenium Residue in Fish Tissue Used to Determine KPDES Permit Compliance SOP manual published by the Kentucky Selenium Fish Tissue Protocol.
West Virginia’s 2016 revised criterion employs water column and fish concentrations. Bioaccumulation factors will be applied to determine water column concentrations. Collection in lakes are collected by gill nets, hook and line, or electroshocking methods according to U.S. EPA Fish Field and Laboratory Methods for Evaluating the Biological Integrity of Surface Waters. Collection in streams will be collected by standard electroshocking methods according to U.S. EPA Fish Field and Laboratory Methods for Evaluating the Biological Integrity of Surface Waters.
Biological Systems Consultants’ selenium fish tissue survey and NPDES compliance team is equipped to take on all of your NPDES compliance needs. If you have any questions about your Section 402 NPDES Selenium Fish compliance or have been requested to address selenium fish tissue sampling on your project for any reason Contact us or request a quote today. Our fish tissue collection team strives to be cost effective and project oriented to ensure our clients receive the attention they need for each project. This often entails following on-site safety protocols beyond that required by the State or Federal Regulations.