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Links and Resources
 

Drinking Water Well Information
Taste and Odor of Drinking Water from Santa Clara County Water District
EPA Publications about Private Drinking Water Wells
EPA information on Private Drinking Water Wells
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

Regulatory Agencies
State of California Division of Drinking Water Programs
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board (Region 2)
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Cal-Fed Bay Delta Authority
California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9, The Pacific Southwest
EPA Region 9 Superfund Preliminary Remediation Goals
EPA 40CFR part 455 Pesticide Regulation pdf documents
United States Army Corps of Engineers, Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Center of Expertise

Test Methods and Regulatory References
EPA SW-846 Methods
EPA 40CFR part 136 online (Clean Water Act Approved Methods)
EPA Water Science Analytical Methods
EPA Water Quality Standards Handbook, Second Edition(1994) pdf
EPA Topics: Endocrine Disruptors
EPA Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment
EPA Office Of Water

Specific Analytes or Subjects of Interest
Mercury

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Mercury Research Information
USGS Mercury in the Environment
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and EPA: Mercury Levels in Commercial Fish and Shellfish
Cal-Fed Mercury Project Quality Assurance Oversight (pdf)

Pesticides
USGS National Water Quality Assessment, Pesticide National Synthesis Project
California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)
Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Surface Water Protocols

Pathogens
EPA Water Quality Criteria for Microbial Pathogens

Water Quality Related Organizations
American Water Works Association
California Water Environment Association
Northern California Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Groundwater Resources Association of California

Other Sites You Might Enjoy
History of Mass Spectrometry

Pyrethroids Pesticides
Are Ant Killers Killing Our Streams?
Pyrethroids are ubiquitous in California's urban streams

The following links are to educational sites related to instrument theory and operation. The sites were found useful for CWEA (California Water Environment Association) voluntary lab analyst certification training we provided.

Atomic Absorbtion Spectrometry
ACS - A Study of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy Background
http://elchem.kaist.ac.kr/vt/chem-ed/spec/atomic/aa.htm
Atomic Absorption Diagram
Table of Elements
Atomic Absorption and Emission Spectra
Beer-Lambert Law
Atomic-Absorption Spectroscopy (AA)
Atomic Absorption Lamp Diagram
Spectroscopy

ICP-MS
Perkin Elmer 30 Minute Guide to ICP-MS (pdf)

Mass Spectrometers
Summary of the Characteristics of Different Mass Analyzers (pdf)
How a Mass Spectrometer Works
Fundamentals of Mass Specs
ASMS (American Society for Mass Spectrometry) “What is Mass Spectrometry”
Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (Wiki)

Gas Chromatography
GC Introduction
Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometer (presentation)