EPA has announced that on October 26th and 27th, 2022 they will hold webinars on the implementation of the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCRM5) monitoring requirements. The final UCMR5 was published on December 27, 2021. Under the UCMR5, monitoring for 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lithium in drinking water served by public water systems will occur during 2023-2025.
The October 2022 webinars are intended to provide information on “….monitoring schedules and locations, the Safe Drinking Water Accession and Review System (SDWARS), sample collection, and reporting requirements.”
EPA is presenting separate webinars for small systems (serving a population less than 10,000) and for large systems (those systems serving a population greater than 10,000). Webinars are scheduled to last 3 hours. The same webinar is being presented once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The dates, times and links to register for each meeting are presented below.
• Small Public Water System (PWS) webinar (for those serving 10,000 or fewer people):
o October 26, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., eastern time
o October 27, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., eastern time
• Large PWS webinar (for those serving more than 10,000 people):
o October 26, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., eastern time
o October 27, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., eastern time