Efforts of the Environmental Monitoring Coalition to Improve Data Quality

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Oral Presentation

Prepared by J. Parr1, D. Friedman2
1 - The NELAC Institute, 210 S Lamar St., Weatherford, TX, 76086, United States
2 - Friedman Consulting, , , United States

Contact Information: [email protected]; 817-308-0449


The Environmental Monitoring Coalition (EMC) was formed in2020 to develop consensus recommendations and advice on environmental monitoring issues for submittal to federal and state agencies. Since its formation, EMC has taken on a number of efforts, including:
- reducing interferences in ICP-MS analyses with the use of interference reduction technologies,
- evaluation sample preservation of holding times for acrolein and acrylonitrile,
- improving instrument calibration by removing correlation coefficient from test methods,
- establishing QC criteria for Methods 608.3, 624.1, and 625.1, and
- developing consensus comments on EPA method 1633.
This presentation will cover actions completed to date by EMC and actions that are still underway.