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Expedited Approval of Alternative Test Procedures for the Analysis of Contaminants Under the Safe Drinking Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures

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In rule document 2013-12729, appearing on pages 32558-32574 in the issue of Friday, May 31, 2013, make the following correction:

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PART 141—[CORRECTED]

Beginning on page 32570, with the table entitled “ALTERNATIVE TESTING METHODS FOR CONTAMINANTS LISTED AT 40 CFR 141.25(A)”, the tables are corrected to read as set forth below:

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Alternative Testing Methods for Contaminants Listed at 40 CFR 141.25(a)

ContaminantMethodologySM 21st Edition 1SM 22nd Edition 28ASTM 4
Naturally Occurring:
Gross alpha and betaEvaporation7110 B7110 B
Gross alphaCoprecipitation7110 C7110 C
Radium 226Radon emanation7500-Ra C7500-Ra CD3454-05
Radiochemical7500-Ra B7500-Ra BD2460-07
Radium 228Radiochemical7500-Ra D7500-Ra D
UraniumRadiochemical7500-U B7500-U B
ICP-MS3125D5673-05, 10
Alpha spectrometry7500-U C7500-U CD3972-09
Laser PhosphorimetryD5174-07
Alpha Liquid Scintillation SpectrometryD6239-09
Man-Made:
Radioactive CesiumRadiochemical7500-Cs B7500-Cs B
Gamma Ray Spectrometry71207120D3649-06
Radioactive IodineRadiochemical7500-I B7500-I BD3649-06
7500-I C7500-I C
7500-I D7500-I D
Gamma Ray Spectrometry71207120D4785-08
Radioactive Strontium 89, 90Radiochemical7500-Sr B7500-Sr B
TritiumLiquid Scintillation7500-3 H B7500-3 H BD4107-08
Gamma EmittersGamma Ray Spectrometry71207120D3649-06
7500-Cs B7500-Cs BD4785-08
7500-I B7500-I B

Alternative Testing Methods for Contaminants Listed at 40 CFR 141.74(a)(1)

OrganismMethodologySM 21st Edition 1SM 22nd Edition 28Other
Total ColiformTotal Coliform Fermentation Technique9221 A, B, C9221 A, B, C
Total Coliform Membrane Filter Technique9222 A, B, C
ONPG-MUG Test92239223 B
Fecal ColiformsFecal Coliform Procedure9221 E9221 E
Fecal Coliform Filter Procedure9222 D9222 D
Heterotrophic bacteriaPour Plate Method9215 B9215 B
TurbidityNephelometric Method2130 B2130 B
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Laser Nephelometry (on-line)Mitchell M5271 10
LED Nephelometry (on-line)Mitchell M5331 11
LED Nephelometry (on-line)AMI Turbiwell 15
LED Nephelometry (portable)Orion AQ4500 12

Alternative Testing Methods for Disinfectant Residuals Listed at 40 CFR 141.74(a)(2)

ResidualMethodologySM 21st Edition 1SM 22nd Edition 28ASTM 4Other
Free ChlorineAmperometric Titration4500-Cl D4500-Cl DD 1253-08
DPD Ferrous Titrimetric4500-Cl F4500-Cl F
DPD Colorimetric4500-Cl G4500-Cl G
Syringaldazine (FACTS)4500-Cl H4500-Cl H
On-line Chlorine AnalyzerEPA 334.0 16
Amperometric SensorChloroSense 17
Total ChlorineAmperometric Titration4500-Cl D4500-Cl DD 1253-08
Amperometric Titration (Low level measurement)4500-Cl E4500-Cl E
DPD Ferrous Titrimetric4500-Cl F4500-Cl F
DPD Colorimetric4500-Cl G4500-Cl G
Iodometric Electrode4500-Cl I4500-Cl I
On-line Chlorine AnalyzerEPA 334.0 16
Amperometric SensorChloroSense 17
Chlorine DioxideAmperometric Titration4500-ClO2 C4500-ClO2 C
Amperometric Titration4500-ClO2 E4500-ClO2 E
OzoneIndigo Method4500-O3 B4500-O3 B

Alternative Testing Methods for Contaminants Listed at 40 CFR 141.131(b)(1)

ContaminantMethodologyEPA methodASTM 4SM 21st Edition 1SM 22nd Edition 28
TTHMP&T/GC/MS524.3 9, 524.4 29
HAA5LLE (diazomethane)/GC/ECD6251 B6251 B.
Ion Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (IC-ESI-MS/MS)557 14
BromateTwo-Dimensional Ion Chromatography (IC)302.0 18
Ion Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (IC-ESI-MS/MS)557 14
Chemically Suppressed Ion ChromatographyD 6581-08 A
Electrolytically Suppressed Ion ChromatographyD 6581-08 B
ChloriteChemically Suppressed Ion ChromatographyD 6581-08 A
Electrolytically Suppressed Ion ChromatographyD 6581-08 B
Chlorite—daily monitoring as prescribed in 40 CFR 141.132(b)(2)(i)(A)Amperometric Titration4500-ClO2 E4500-ClO2 E.

Alternative Testing Methods for Disinfectant Residuals Listed at 40 CFR 141.131(c)(1)

ResidualMethodologySM 21st Edition 1SM 22nd Edition 28ASTM 4Other
Free ChlorineAmperometric Titration4500-Cl D4500-Cl DD 1253-08
DPD Ferrous Titrimetric4500-Cl F4500-Cl F
DPD Colorimetric4500-Cl G4500-Cl G
Syringaldazine (FACTS)4500-Cl H4500-Cl H
Amperometric SensorChloroSense.17
On-line Chlorine AnalyzerEPA 334.0.16
Combined ChlorineAmperometric Titration4500-Cl D4500-Cl DD 1253-08
DPD Ferrous Titrimetric4500-Cl F4500-Cl F
DPD Colorimetric4500-Cl G4500-Cl G
Total ChlorineAmperometric Titration4500-Cl D4500-Cl DD 1253-08
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Low level Amperometric Titration4500-Cl E4500-Cl E
DPD Ferrous Titrimetric4500-Cl F4500-Cl F
DPD Colorimetric4500-Cl G4500-Cl G
Iodometric Electrode4500-Cl I4500-Cl I
Amperometric SensorChloroSense.17
On-line Chlorine AnalyzerEPA 334.0.16
Chlorine DioxideAmperometric Method II4500-ClO2 E4500-ClO2 E
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Alternative Testing Methods for Parameters Listed at 40 CFR 141.131(d)

ParameterMethodologySM 21st Edition 1SM 22nd Edition 28EPA
Total Organic Carbon (TOC)High Temperature Combustion5310 B5310 B415.3, Rev 1.2 19
Persulfate-Ultraviolet or Heated Persulfate Oxidation5310 C5310 C415.3, Rev 1.2 19
Wet Oxidation5310 D5310 D415.3, Rev 1.2 19
Specific Ultraviolet Absorbance (SUVA)Calculation using DOC and UV254 data415.3, Rev 1.2 19
Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC)High Temperature Combustion5310 B5310 B415.3, Rev 1.2 19
Persulfate-Ultraviolet or Heated Persulfate Oxidation5310 C5310 C415.3, Rev 1.2 19
Wet Oxidation5310 D5310 D415.3, Rev 1.2 19
Ultraviolet absorption at 254 nm (UV254)Spectrophotometry5910 B5910 B415.3, Rev 1.2 19
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Alternative Testing Methods for Contaminants Listed at 40 CFR 141.402(c)(2)

OrganismMethodologySM 20th Edition 6SM 21st Edition 1SM 22nd Edition 28SM Online 3Other
E. coliColilert®9223 B9223 B9223 B-97
Colisure®9223 B9223 B9223 B-97
Colilert-189223 B9223 B9223 B9223 B-97
Readycult®Ready cult® 20
ColitagModified ColitagTM13
Chromocult®Chromo cult® 21
EC-MUG9221 F
EnterococciMultiple-Tube Technique9230 B-04
ColiphageTwo-Step Enrichment Presence-Absence ProcedureFast Phage 30
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Alternative Testing Methods for Contaminants Listed at 40 CFR 141.852(a)(5)

OrganismMethodology categoryMethodSM 22nd Edition 28
Total ColiformsLactose Fermentation MethodsStandard Total Coliform Fermentation Technique9221 B.1, B.2
Enzyme Substrate MethodsColilert®9223 B
Colisure®9223 B
Escherichia coliEscherichia coli Procedure (following Lactose Fermentation Methods)EC-MUG medium9221 F.1
Enzyme Substrate MethodsColilert®9223 B
Colisure®9223 B
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Alternative Testing Methods for Contaminants Listed at 40 CFR 143.4(b)

ContaminantMethodologyEPA methodASTM 4SM 21st Edition 1SM 22nd Edition 28SM online 3
AluminumAxially viewed inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (AVICP-AES)200.5, Revision 4.22
Atomic Absorption; Direct3111 D3111 D
Atomic Absorption; Furnace3113 B3113 B3113 B-04
Inductively Coupled Plasma3120 B3120 B
ChlorideSilver Nitrate TitrationD 512-04 B4500-Cl- B4500-Cl- B
Ion Chromatography4110 B4110 B
Potentiometric Titration4500-Cl- D4500-Cl- D
ColorVisual Comparison2120 B2120 B
Foaming AgentsMethylene Blue Active Substances (MBAS)5540 C5540 C
IronAxially viewed inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (AVICP-AES)200.5, Revision 4.22
Atomic Absorption; Direct3111 B3111 B
Atomic Absorption; Furnace3113 B3113 B3113 B-04
Inductively Coupled Plasma3120 B3120 B
ManganeseAxially viewed inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (AVICP-AES)200.5, Revision 4.22
Atomic Absorption; Direct3111 B3111 B
Atomic Absorption; Furnace3113 B3113 B3113 B-04
Inductively Coupled Plasma3120 B3120 B
OdorThreshold Odor Test2150 B2150 B
SilverAxially viewed inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (AVICP-AES)200.5, Revision 4.22
Atomic Absorption; Direct3111 B3111 B
Atomic Absorption; Furnace3113 B3113 B3113 B-04
Inductively Coupled Plasma3120 B3120 B
SulfateIon Chromatography4110 B4110 B
Gravimetric with ignition of residue4500-SO42− C4500-SO42− C4500-SO42− C-97
Gravimetric with drying of residue4500-SO42− D4500-SO42− D4500-SO42− D-97
Turbidimetric methodD 516-07, 114500-SO42− E4500-SO42− E4500-SO42− E-97
Automated methylthymol blue method4500-SO42− F4500-SO42− F4500-SO42− F-97
Total Dissolved SolidsTotal Dissolved Solids Dried at 180 deg C2540 C2540 C
ZincAxially viewed inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (AVICP-AES)200.5, Revision 4.22
Atomic Absorption; Direct Aspiration3111 B3111 B
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Inductively Coupled Plasma3120 B3120 B
1Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 21st edition (2005). Available from American Public Health Association, 800 I Street NW., Washington, DC 20001-3710.
2 EPA Method 200.5, Revision 4.2. “Determination of Trace Elements in Drinking Water by Axially Viewed Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry.” 2003. EPA/600/R-06/115. (Available at http://www.epa.gov/​nerlcwww/​ordmeth.htm.)
3 Standard Methods Online are available at http://www.standardmethods.org. The year in which each method was approved by the Standard Methods Committee is designated by the last two digits in the method number. The methods listed are the only online versions that may be used.
4 Available from ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959 or http://astm.org. The methods listed are the only alternative versions that may be used.
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6Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 20th edition (1998). Available from American Public Health Association, 800 I Street NW., Washington, DC 20001-3710.
7 Method ME355.01, Revision 1.0. “Determination of Cyanide in Drinking Water by GC/MS Headspace,” May 26, 2009. Available at https://www.nemi.gov or from James Eaton, H & E Testing Laboratory, 221 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333. (207) 287-2727.
8 Systea Easy (1-Reagent). “Systea Easy (1-Reagent) Nitrate Method,” February 4, 2009. Available at https://www.nemi.gov or from Systea Scientific, LLC., 900 Jorie Blvd., Suite 35, Oak Brook, IL 60523.
9 EPA Method 524.3, Version 1.0. “Measurement of Purgeable Organic Compounds in Water by Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry,” June 2009. EPA 815-B-09-009. Available at http://water.epa.gov/​drink/​.
10 Mitchell Method M5271, Revision 1.1. “Determination of Turbidity by Laser Nephelometry,” March 5, 2009. Available at https://www.nemi.gov or from Leck Mitchell, Ph.D., PE, 656 Independence Valley Dr., Grand Junction, CO 81507.
11 Mitchell Method M5331, Revision 1.1. “Determination of Turbidity by LED Nephelometry,” March 5, 2009. Available at https://www.nemi.gov or from Leck Mitchell, Ph.D., PE, 656 Independence Valley Dr., Grand Junction, CO 81507.
12 Orion Method AQ4500, Revision 1.0. “Determination of Turbidity by LED Nephelometry,” May 8, 2009. Available at https://www.nemi.gov or from Thermo Scientific, 166 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 01915, http://www.thermo.com.
13 Modified Colitag TM Method. “Modified Colitag TM Test Method for the Simultaneous Detection of E. coli and other Total Coliforms in Water (ATP D05-0035),” August 28, 2009. Available at https://www.nemi.gov or from CPI International, 5580 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
14 EPA Method 557. “Determination of Haloacetic Acids, Bromate, and Dalapon in Drinking Water by Ion Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (IC-ESI-MS/MS),” September 2009. EPA 815-B-09-012. Available at http://water.epa.gov/​drink/​.
15 AMI Turbiwell, “Continuous Measurement of Turbidity Using a SWAN AMI Turbiwell Turbidimeter,” August 2009. Available at https://www.nemi.gov or from Markus Bernasconi, SWAN Analytische Instrumente AG, Studbachstrasse 13, CH-8340 Hinwil, Switzerland.
16 EPA Method 334.0. “Determination of Residual Chlorine in Drinking Water Using an On-line Chlorine Analyzer,” September 2009. EPA 815-B-09-013. Available at http://water.epa.gov/​drink/​.
17 ChloroSense. “Measurement of Free and Total Chlorine in Drinking Water by Palintest ChloroSense,” August 2009. Available at https://www.nemi.gov or from Palintest Ltd., 21 Kenton Lands Road, P.O. Box 18395, Erlanger, KY 41018.
18 EPA Method 302.0. “Determination of Bromate in Drinking Water using Two-Dimensional Ion Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity Detection,” September 2009. EPA 815-B-09-014. Available at http://water.epa.gov/​drink/​.
19 EPA 415.3, Revision 1.2. “Determination of Total Organic Carbon and Specific UV Absorbance at 254 nm in Source Water and Drinking Water,” September 2009. EPA/600/R-09/122. Available at http://www.epa.gov/​nerlcwww/​ordmeth.htm.
20 Readycult® Method, “Readycult® Coliforms 100 Presence/Absence Test for Detection and Identification of Coliform Bacteria and Escherichia coli in Finished Waters,” January, 2007. Version 1.1. Available from EMD Millipore (division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), 290 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821.
21 Chromocult® Method, “Chromocult® Coliform Agar Presence/Absence Membrane Filter Test Method for Detection and Identification of Coliform Bacteria and Escherichia coli in Finished Waters,” November, 2000. Version 1.0. EMD Millipore (division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), 290 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821.
22 Hach Company. “Hach Company SPADNS 2 (Arsenite-Free) Fluoride Method 10225—Spectrophotometric Measurement of Fluoride in Water and Wastewater,” January 2011. 5600 Lindbergh Drive, P.O. Box 389, Loveland, Colorado 80539. (Available at http://www.hach.com.)
23 Hach Company. “Hach Company TNTplusTM 835/836 Nitrate Method 10206—Measurement of Nitrate in Water and Wastewater,” January 2011. 5600 Lindbergh Drive, P.O. Box 389, Loveland, Colorado. (Available at http://www.hach.com.)
24 EPA Method 525.3. “Determination of Semivolatile Organic Chemicals in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS),” February 2012. EPA/600/R-12/010. Available at http://www.epa.gov/​nerlcwww/​ordmeth.htm.
25 EPA Method 536. “Determination of Triazine Pesticides and their Degradates in Drinking Water by Liquid Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS/MS),” October 2007. EPA 815-B-07-002. Available at http://water.epa.gov/​drink.
26 EPA Method 523. “Determination of Triazine Pesticides and their Degradates in Drinking Water by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS),” February 2011. EPA 815-R-11-002. Available at http://water.epa.gov/​drink.
27 EPA Method 1623.1. “Cryptosporidium and Giardia in Water by Filtration/IMS/FA,” 2012. EPA-816-R-12-001. (Available at http://water.epa.gov/​drink.)
28Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 22nd edition (2012). Available from American Public Health Association, 800 I Street NW., Washington, DC 20001-3710.
29 EPA Method 524.4, Version 1.0. “Measurement of Purgeable Organic Compounds in Water by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry using Nitrogen Purge Gas,” May 2013. EPA 815-R-13-002. Available at http://water.epa.gov/​drink.
30 Charm Sciences Inc. “Fast Phage Test Procedure. Presence/Absence for Coliphage in Ground Water with Same Day Positive Prediction”. Version 009. November 2012. 659 Andover Street, Lawrence, MA 01843. Available at www.charmsciences.com.
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