Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures

 
Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Summary:
This regulatory action would amend "Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants" at 40 CFR part 136 to approve test procedures (analytical methods) for use by testing laboratories for water monitoring. These test procedures are used to implement the NPDES program unless an alternate procedure is approved by a Regional Administrator. The regulation would also revise, clarify, and correct errors and ambiguities in existing methods and the water monitoring regulations.
RIN: 2040-AF09
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136,40 CFR 423,40 CFR 430,40 CFR 435
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 USC 1251, 33 USC 1314(h), 33 USC 1361(a)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Timetable
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/23/201075 FR 58023
Notice12/14/201176 FR 77742
Final Rule05/18/201277 FR 29758
Final Rule Effective06/18/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Methods Update Rule
Keyword(s): test procedures, methods, wastewater, CWA
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OW
 

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 13, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Notice
Posted: 12/14/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192-0195
Comment Period Closed
Dec 22, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/23/2010
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192-0074
Comment Period Closed
Rule
Posted: 03/06/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192-0363
Comments Not Accepted
Rule
Posted: 05/18/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192-0328
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/18/2010
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192-0085

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/07/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192-0365
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/07/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192-0364
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/07/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192-0366

Comments

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Agency Contact
Jan Matuszko
WATER
matuszko.jan@epa.gov
202 566-1035
202 566-1053 (Fax)
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
Lemuel Walker
WATER
Walker.Lemuel@epamail.epa.gov
202 566-1077
202 566-1053 (Fax)
4303T, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
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