EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) Methods Activities

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Oral Presentation

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

Contact Information: [email protected]; 202-564-1564


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 2020 and 2021.