Study Planning

(including scoping, design, and site selection)

OWP research staff provide assistance with planning various types of studies associated with investigating and remediating contaminated soils and groundwater. Our specific services have included defining the problem and study goals and specifying the methodology for data collection and assessment.

California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Soil Chemical Background Study
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory is located 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in southeastern Ventura County. A former rocket engine test and nuclear research facility, the 2,849-acre field laboratory is the focus of a comprehensive environmental investigation and cleanup program, conducted by Boeing, the United States Department of Energy, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and overseen by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. OWP has been contracted to provide technical assistance to DTSC with issues relating to statistics and data analysis as required throughout the project.

OWP Tasks
  • Statistical Assistance and Recommendations
  • Review of Recommended Statistical Procedures
  • Assistance in Development of Data Analysis Approach for the Soil Background Data Evaluation Plan
OWP Contacts: Christian Carleton