Testing Requirements in EPA Regulations
By the end of this course, you will understand the regulatory framework that drives environmental testing.
In response to laws passed by Congress, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed regulations that require the testing of environmental contaminants in virtually all environmental media (air, water, soil, wastes). This course will review the process by how a law becomes a regulation, examine the major statutes that require monitoring, and then provide an in-depth presentation of the specific testing requirements, including test methods and analytes, in each regulation.
A. The Regulatory Process
- Proposed Rule
- Final Rule
- Code of Federal Regulations
- State Implementation
B. Major EPA Programs and EPA Organization
D. Clean Water Act
- Part 122: Priority Pollutant Analyses
- Part 125: NPDES Program
- Part 129: Toxic Pollutants
- Part 136: Test Methods
- Parts 400-471: NPDES Requirements
E. Safe Drinking Water Act
- Part 141: Primary Standards
- Part 142: Laboratory Certification
- Part 143: Secondary Regulations
F. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
- Part 258: Municipal Landfill Regulations
- Part 260: The Hazardous Waste Program
- Part 261: Identification of Hazardous Wastes
- Part 262: Generator Requirements
- Part 265: TSDF Requirements
- Part 268: Land Ban Requirements
- Part 300: Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution
H. Toxic Substances Control Act
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
Class participants will understand the regulatory framework that drives environmental testing.
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About the Presenter:
Jerry Parr is the Principal Scientist with Catalyst Information Resources, a company focused on providing current relevant information on environmental laboratory issues. He also serves as the Executive Director for The NELAC Institute, serves on the Advisory Board for the Environmental Laboratory Washington Report, and is the conference organizer for the National Environmental Monitoring Conference. He has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and has 40 years of experience in environmental analytical chemistry.