UCMR 3 (Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule)
January 2012 The Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR) is a program administered directly by US-EPA to test for the presence of currently unregulated compounds in public drinking water supplies. The goal is to collect occurrence data and determine whether or not certain compounds should have compliance standards established.
The third round of UCMR (known as UCMR 3) is scheduled to begin in 2013 and run through 2015. Although the final revisions to the UCMR3 program have not yet been published, Northern Lake Service has already put in many months of preparation. Participation in this program requires the development of five new methods and major modifications and re-approval of two existing methods. Three new, highly-specialized pieces of analytical equipment have been purchased specifically for UCMR3.
June 2012 NLS IS APPROVED FOR ALL 7 UCMR3 METHODS - UCMR3 Certification
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UCMR3 Methods and Compounds
- EPA Method 200.8 - Five Metals by ICP/MS - Chromium, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Strontium, Vanadium
- EPA Method 218.7 - Hexavalent Chromium by IC (Ion Chromatography) and UV/Vis Spectroscopy
- EPA Method 300.1 - Inorganic anions by IC - Chlorate
- EPA Method 522 - 1,4-Dioxane by GC/MS
- EPA Method 524.3 - Seven Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs) by GC/MS
- EPA Method 537 - Six Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids by LC/MS/MS
- EPA Method 539 - Seven Hormones by LC/MS/MS