Wednesday, September 20, 2017 • 12:30 PM ET/11:30 AM CT
(Hosted by Laboratory Practices Committee)
This presentation describes Clean Water Act Analytical Mehods; Methods Update Rule - 2016 promulgated by EPA. EPA is promulgating changes to analytical test procedures that are used by industries and municipalities to analyze the chemical, physical, and biological components of wastewater and other environmental samples that are required by regulations under the Clean Water Act. The changes include revised methods published by EPA and voluntary consensus standard bodies voluntary consensus standards bodies, such as ASTM International and the Standard Methods Committee. EPA is adding certain methods reviewed under the alternate test procedures (ATP) program to 40 CFR Part 136 and clarifying the procedures for EPA approval of nationwide and limited use ATPs. Further, EPA is revising the procedure for determination of the method detection limit (MDL)
• provide increased flexibility to the regulated community
• improve data quality
• update the methods, to keep current with technology advances
• address laboratory contamination issues related to the MDL and better account for intra-laboratory variability.
As of this presentation this action has been withdrawn from the Office of the Federal Register.
Daymond Talley, Assistant Director-Treatment Facilities, Louisville & Jefferson County MSD
Shannon Pratt, Quality Manager, LabtronX