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Alternative Sampling Analysis for FEPA licensing - ME1115

Key Customer Purpose - Why is the R&D needed?
The Food and Environment Protection Act (FEPA) controls the deposition of materials in the sea, applications for a license has to be submitted to the Marine Consents and Environment Unit (MCEU) of Defra and samples for analysis provided to Cefas who provide a scientific assessment of the license application.

MCEU wish to establish whether there are other commercial laboratories who could carry out the analysis of marine samples for the required chemicals, provide satisfactory quality and turnaround times, and do this for an acceptable cost per sample.

Summary Objectives
The project aims to establish acceptable analytical quality requirements, turnaround times, and cost per sample, and identify commercial laboratories potentially capable of meeting these requirements. The laboratories will be sent samples to analyse and evaluated and compared against each other’s and Cefas’ analysis, recommendations for the future analysis strategy of samples for FEPA licensing will be produced.
Project Documents
• Final Report - SID5 : Final Report of Developing an alternative sample analysis for FEPA licensing   (290k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2007

Cost: £31,237
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS, Watts and Crane Associates
Environmental Protection              
Marine Impacts              
Marine Sediments              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine