EPA approves ASTM test methods for contaminated water testing.
Press Release Summary:
January 7, 2010 - In an action effective on Nov 10, 2009, 15 methods contained in 10 ASTM standards are among 25 analytical methods that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved for determining contaminant concentrations in samples collected under Safe Drinking Water Act. SDWA authorized EPA to approve use of alternative testing methods through publication in Federal Register. Methods were approved as being equally effective relative to methods previously promulgated in regulations.
Original Press Release
U.S. EPA Approves ASTM Test Methods for Contaminated Water Testing
Press release date: January 5, 2010
D1688-07, Test Methods for Copper in Water (Methods A and C);
D2972-08, Test Methods for Arsenic in Water (Methods B and C);
D3559-08, Test Methods for Lead in Water (Method D);
D3645-08, Test Methods for Beryllium in Water (Method B);
D3697-07, Test Method for Antimony in Water;
D3859-08, Test Methods for Selenium in Water (Methods A and B);
D1253-08, Test Method for Residual Chlorine in Water;
D516-07, Test Method for Sulfate Ion in Water;
D6581-08, Test Methods for Bromate, Bromide, Chlorate and Chlorite in Drinking Water by Suppressed Ion Chromatography (Methods A and B). More information on the EPA's expedited method approval process can be found at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/methods/analyticalmethods_expedited.html. ASTM International standards can be purchased from Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; email@example.com). ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Committee D19 Next Meeting: Jan. 17-21, Cocoa Beach, Fla. ASTM Staff Contact: Brynn Murphy, Phone: 610-832-9640; firstname.lastname@example.org ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; email@example.com www.astm.org