Sample Duration Code


A code representing the Sample Duration (the length of time the sample represents; the averaging time). The code does not necessarily correspond to a real world value (e.g., “5” is not for a 5 hour sample duration).

Business Rules

Required for Sample Data submissions.

Must be a valid AQS Sample Duration Code.

Must exist on the Protocols table in combination with Unit Code, Parameter Code, Method Code, and Collection Frequency Code.

The Duration Code submitted with Sample Data must not be different thatn one used for any other data for the monitor in the same calendar year.

Allowable values: