The ARF maintains a USDA quarantine soils permit #P330-20-00147 (exp. 04/27/2023) for non-local sediment samples (PPQ525).  A PDF of this permit is available upon request from the ARF Lab Manager (

Our online database of samples can be viewed online by UC Berkeley users. Refer to this database to determine next available sample number. A separate table and/or form is available for entering new records into the database. These new records are transferred into the complete database every six months.

Please contact the lab manager for labels 4 weeks prior to hand-carrying or shipment of samples to our facility.