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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF48 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent 

This regulatory action would amend "Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants" at 40 CFR part 136 to approve test procedures (analytical methods) for use in testing water for certain constituents. EPA regulations require the use of these methods where measurements of waste constituents are required in applications for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits or for reports required under NPDES permits. The regulation would also revise, clarify, and correct errors and ambiguities in existing methods.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 136   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1311(a)    33 U.S.C. 1314    33 U.S.C. 1361   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/19/2015  80 FR 8955   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/20/2015  80 FR 21691   
Final Rule  01/00/2017 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OW-2014-0797
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Robin Oshiro
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1075
Fax:202 566-1053