[Pharmwaste] "Occurrence of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Wastewater from Nine POTWs"

DeBiasi,Deborah Deborah.DeBiasi at deq.virginia.gov
Thu Sep 24 11:00:47 EDT 2009


"Occurrence of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Wastewater from Nine
POTWs", August 2009  EPA- 821-R-09-009

EPA has released the results of sampling for the occurrence of
contaminants of emerging concern, the "Nine POTW Study," at the
following link:

Two new analytical methods were developed for this study to measure up
to 27 steroids / hormones and 74 prescription or over-the-counter drugs:

  EPA Method 1694 for Pharmaceuticals;
  EPA Method 1698 for Steroids / Hormones.

These two methods were peer-reviewed and tested in a single lab.

In addition, EPA has single-laboratory validated a new pesticide method
and revised the existing flame retardant  (PBDE) method in order to more
accurately detect contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater

  EPA Method 1699 for Pesticides
  EPA Method 1614 for Poly Brominated Diphenyl Ethers 

These methods have not been promulgated at 40 CFR Part 136, but may be
found at:  http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/methods/method/other.html

For more information:

Field Studies:  Brian D'Amico 	damico.brian at epa.gov 
Analytical methods:  Brian Englert  englert.brian at epa.gov 
Study Management:  Dick Reding 	reding.richard at epa.gov

Deborah L. DeBiasi 
Email:   Deborah.DeBiasi at deq.virginia.gov (NEW!)
WEB site address:  www.deq.virginia.gov 
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 
Office of Water Permit Programs 
Industrial Pretreatment/Toxics Management Program 
PPCPs, EDCs, and Microconstituents 
Mail:          P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA  23218 (NEW!) 
Location:  629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA  23219 
PH:         804-698-4028 
FAX:      804-698-4032 

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