We noticed you’re not on the correct regional site. Switch to our AMERICAS site for the best experience.
  • ASTM E 1023 : 1984 : R2002

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.
    Add to Watchlist
    This Standard has been added successfully to your Watchlist.
    Please visit My Watchlist to see all standards that you are watching.
    Please log in or to add this standard to your Watchlist.
    We could not add this standard to your Watchlist.
    Please retry or contact support for assistance.
    You need to be logged in to add this standard to your Watchlist.
    Please log in now or create an account to add.
    You already added this Product in the Watchlist.

    Standard Guide for Assessing the Hazard of a Material to Aquatic Organisms and Their Uses

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  11-11-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  28-09-1984

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

    Add to Watchlist

    Add To Cart

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    CONTAINED IN VOL. 11.06, 2015 Defines a stepwise process for using information concerning the biological, chemical, physical, and toxicological properties of a material to identify adverse effects likely to occur to aquatic organisms and their uses as a result of release of the material to the environment.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    1.1 This guide describes a stepwise process for using information concerning the biological, chemical, physical, and toxicological properties of a material to identify adverse effects likely to occur to aquatic organisms and their uses as a result of release of the material to the environment. The material will usually be a specific chemical, although it might be a group of chemicals that have very similar biological, chemical, physical, and toxicological properties and are usually produced, used, and discarded together.

    1.2 The hazard assessment process is complex and requires decisions at a number of points; thus, the validity of a hazard assessment depends on the soundness of those decisions, as well as the accuracy of the information used. All decisions should be based on reasonable worst-case analyses so that an appropriate assessment can be completed for the least cost that is consistent with scientific validity.

    1.3 This guide assumes that the reader is knowledgeable in aquatic toxicology and related pertinent areas. A list of general references is provided ().

    1.4 This guide does not describe or reference detailed procedures for estimating or measuring environmental concentrations, or procedures for determining the maximum concentration of test material that is acceptable in the food of predators of aquatic life. However, this guide does describe how such information should be used when assessing the hazard of a material to aquatic organisms and their uses.

    1.5 Because assessment of hazard to aquatic organisms and their uses is a relatively new activity within aquatic toxicology, most of the guidance provided herein is qualitative rather than quantitative. When possible, confidence limits should be calculated and taken into account.

    1.6 This guide provides guidance for assessing hazard but does not provide guidance on how to take into account social considerations in order to judge the acceptability of the hazard. Judgments concerning acceptability are social as well as scientific, and are outside the scope of this guide.

    1.7 This guide is arranged as follows:

    Section
    Referenced Documents
    Descriptions of Terms Specific to This Standard
    Summary of Guide
    Significance and Use
    Four Basic Concepts
    The Iteration
    The Two Elements
    The Possible Decisions
    The Phased Approach
    Phase I-Use of Low-Cost (Existing) Information
    Collection of Available Data
    Initial Estimates of Environmental Concentrations
    Initial Estimate of Toxicity to Aquatic Organisms
    Initial Estimate of Bioaccumulation by Aquatic Organ-isms
    Phase I Hazard Assessment
    Phase II-Use of Medium-Cost Information
    Improved Estimates of Environmental Concentrations
    Acute Toxicity to Aquatic Animals
    Toxicity to Algae
    Expansion of Short-Term Testing
    Bioaccumulation
    Phase II Hazard Assessment
    Phase III-Use of High-Cost Information
    Refined Estimates of Environmental Concentrations
    Chronic Toxicity to Aquatic Animals
    Use of Acute-Chronic Ratios
    Toxicity to Aquatic Plants
    Bioconcentration
    Bioaccumulation from Food
    Phase III Hazard Assessment
    Appendixes
    Production, Use, Disposal, and Other Release
    Biological Considerations
    Chemical Considerations
    Physical Considerations
    Toxicological Considerations
    Estimating Environmental Concentrations
    Selection of Test Species
    Long-Term Toxicity Tests

    1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    General Product Information - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Committee E 47
    Document Type Guide
    Product Note Reconfirmed 2002
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM E 1366 : 2011 : R2016 Standard Practice for Standardized Aquatic Microcosms: Fresh Water
    ASTM E 1415 : 1991 : R2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Static Toxicity Tests With Lemna gibba G3 (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM E 1242 : 1997 : R2014 Standard Practice for Using Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient to Estimate Median Lethal Concentrations for Fish Due to Narcosis
    ASTM E 2552 : 2016 Standard Guide for Assessing the Environmental and Human Health Impacts of New Compounds for Military Use
    ASTM E 2455 : 2006 : R2013 Standard Guide for Conducting Laboratory Toxicity Tests with Freshwater Mussels (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM E 1241 : 2005 : R2013 Standard Guide for Conducting Early Life-Stage Toxicity Tests with Fishes (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM E 1498 : 1992 : R2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Sexual Reproduction Tests with Seaweeds (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM E 2590 : 2015 Standard Guide for Conducting Hazard Analysis-Critical Control Point (HACCP) Evaluations
    ASTM E 2122 : 2002 : R2013 Standard Guide for Conducting In-situ Field Bioassays With Caged Bivalves (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM E 1562 : 2000 : R2013 Standard Guide for Conducting Acute, Chronic, and Life-Cycle Aquatic Toxicity Tests with Polychaetous Annelids
    ASTM E 1218 : 2004 : R2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Static Toxicity Tests with Microalgae (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM E 2317 : 2004 : R2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Renewal Microplate-Based Life-Cycle Toxicity Tests with a Marine Meiobenthic Copepod (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM E 1525 : 2002 : R2014 Standard Guide for Designing Biological Tests with Sediments
    ASTM E 1676 : 2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Laboratory Soil Toxicity or Bioaccumulation Tests with the Lumbricid Earthworm Eisenia Fetida and the Enchytraeid Potworm Enchytraeus albidus
    ASTM E 724 : 1998 : R2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Static Acute Toxicity Tests Starting with Embryos of Four Species of Saltwater Bivalve Molluscs
    ASTM E 729 : 1996 : R2014 Standard Guide for Conducting Acute Toxicity Tests on Test Materials with Fishes, Macroinvertebrates, and Amphibians
    ASTM E 1841 : 2004 : R2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Renewal Phytotoxicity Tests With Freshwater Emergent Macrophytes (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM E 1711 : 2012 Standard Guide for Measurement of Behavior During Fish Toxicity Tests
    ASTM E 1022 : 1994 : R2013 Standard Guide for Conducting Bioconcentration Tests with Fishes and Saltwater Bivalve Mollusks (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM E 1295 : 2001 : R2013 Standard Guide for Conducting Three-Brood, Renewal Toxicity Tests with Ceriodaphnia dubia
    ASTM E 1439 : 2012 : R2019 Standard Guide for Conducting the Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay-Xenopus (FETAX)
    ASTM E 1193 : 1997 : R2012 Daphnia magna
    ASTM E 1563 : 1998 : R2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Static Acute Toxicity Tests with Echinoid Embryos
    ASTM E 1191 : 2003 : REV A : R2014 Standard Guide for Conducting Life-Cycle Toxicity Tests with Saltwater Mysids
    ASTM E 1611 : 2000 : R2013 Standard Guide for Conducting Sediment Toxicity Tests with Polychaetous Annelids
    ASTM E 1463 : 1992 : R2012 Standard Guide for Conducting Static and Flow-Through Acute Toxicity Tests With Mysids From the West Coast of the United States (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM E 1849 : 1996 : R2013 Standard Guide for Fish and Wildlife Incident Monitoring and Reporting (Withdrawn 2022)

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM D 1129 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Terminology Relating to Water
    IEEE/ASTM SI_10-2010 American National Standard for Metric Practice
    ASTM E 729 : 1996 Standard Guide for Conducting Acute Toxicity Tests on Test Materials with Fishes, Macroinvertebrates, and Amphibians
    ASTM E 1022 : 1994 Standard Guide for Conducting Bioconcentration Tests with Fishes and Saltwater Bivalve Mollusks
    • Access your standards online with a subscription

      Features

      • Simple online access to standards, technical information and regulations
      • Critical updates of standards and customisable alerts and notifications
      • Multi - user online standards collection: secure, flexibile and cost effective