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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
Chapter 590. Waterworks Regulations
6/23/2021

12VAC5-590-440. Analytical methods.

A. All drinking water analyses for compliance purposes shall be performed by analytical methods that are consistent with current EPA regulations found at 40 CFR Part 141 and 40 CFR Part 143. Standards for laboratories seeking certification to perform drinking water analyses are found in the Regulation for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water (1VAC30-41) and regulations for the Accreditation for Commercial Environmental Laboratories (1VAC30-46) promulgated by the Department of General Services, DCLS.

B. For the purposes of determining compliance, the department will only accept results from samples that have been collected, handled, processed, and documented in accordance with the Regulation for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water (1VAC30-41) and regulations for the Accreditation for Commercial Environmental Laboratories (1VAC30-46).

C. Testing for alkalinity, calcium, conductivity, residual disinfectant, orthophosphate, pH, silica, temperature, bromide, turbidity, TOC, DOC, SUVA, and UV254 for compliance may be performed by any person or party acceptable to the department in accordance with methods specified in 40 CFR Part 141.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-170 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-18-004.11 § 2.11, eff. June 23, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 2, eff. November 15, 1995; Volume 18, Issue 19, eff. July 3, 2002; Volume 19, Issue 17, eff. June 4, 2003; Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003; Volume 22, Issue 15, eff. May 3, 2006; Volume 22, Issue 24, eff. September 6, 2006; Volume 25, Issue 5, eff. December 10, 2008; Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011; Volume 33, Issue 3, eff. November 2, 2016; Volume 37, Issue 20, eff. June 23, 2021.

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