The "environmental monitoring program shall include the following measures" policy section should list those methods and techniques that yield environmental monitoring data. The units in which the data are to be recorded should be defined to allow comparison with limits set for each measure. If there is an "early warning" alert limits policy, this should be stated in this section, with mention of how such limits are to be established. For microbiological testing the policy document should include the media and incubation conditions to determine what will be recovered. For instance, if anaerobic conditions are not included, then anaerobes will not be detected.
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