Discharge Information Zone Characterizations (DIZ Studies)
• Site Specific Protocol Development
• Monitoring Station Establishment (Estuary and river systems)
• Insitu Monitoring of Water Quality.
• Benthic Infaunal Monitoring (Freshwater and Marine systems)
• Sediment Characterization (Priority Pollutants and Grain Size
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Administrative Code requires wastewater dischargers in coastal areas to monitor basic physicochemical parameters of the water column and textural and chemical characteristics of sediments, and collect, identify and enumerate benthic infaunal organisms in effluent receiving waters. These regulatory requirements are commonly referred to as "Discharge Information Zone" characterization studies (ie. DIZ studies).
Auburn Environmental DIZ Protocols incorporate many quality assurance/control practices and data recording/reporting requirements. We go to great lengths to assure our clients, and regulatory agents, data integrity and accurate data and reports. Because of our extensive experience in implementing aquatic (and terrestrial) field studies for EPA pesticide registrations, Auburn Environmental can provide you the best documented DIZ studies in the southeast United States. Under the supervision of AECT Study Directors, we have processed literally ten of thousands of benthic macroinvertebrate, sediment and water samples.
A Draft Report will be submitted to the Sponsor within 60 days after sample collection. The Final Report, signed and dated by the Study Director, will be submitted to the Sponsor within 70 days after sample collection.
AECT MANAGERS WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR CLIENTS AND
COMPLETE PROJECTS (WITH FINAL REPORTS)