Clean Water Act Methods Current Activities and the Path Forward

Oral Presentation

Prepared by A. Hanley
USEPA - Office of Science and Technology, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Mail Code 4303T, Washington, DC, 20460, United States

Contact Information:; 202-564-1564


EPA’s Office of Science and Technology will briefly summarize current Clean Water Act (CWA) method projects, and then describe OST’s current initiative to prioritize Clean Water Act Method development, validation, and revisions. The presentation will discuss current findings in the evaluation of emerging contaminants and the identification of current CWA methods that need revision. Emerging contaminants are evaluated on the following criteria: occurrence, toxicity, availability of published and validated methods, cost, and stakeholder feedback. At the conclusion of this presentation, the Office of Science and Technology will lead a discussion with the audience to solicit feedback about their current needs for CWA methods.