EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) Methods Activities

Oral Presentation

Prepared by A. Hanley
USEPA-OW-OST, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Mail Code 4303T, Wastington, DC, 20460, United States


Contact Information: hanley.adrian@epa.gov; 202-564-1564


ABSTRACT

EPA’s Office of Science and Technology will briefly summarize current Clean Water Act (CWA) method projects, future Methods Update Rules, and discuss current priorities for future method projects. A status update will be given for current EPA funded laboratory validation activities in support of the CWA. These include but are not limited to a low resolution GC-MS select ion monitoring method for PCB congeners, continuous monitoring efforts, microbiology method validation, review of Alternate Test Procedures, and other collaborative efforts. EPA will review the content of the next anticipated Methods Update Rule, and anticipated projects for fiscal year 2019 and 2020.