Downloads and Links

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 Department of Health Services Division of Drinking Water and Environmental Management
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)
California Department of Health Services Chemical Contaminants in Drinking Water
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

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)

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

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

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History of Mass Spectrometry
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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
Atomic Absorption Diagram
Table of Elements
Atomic Absorption and Emission Spectra
Beer-Lambert Law
ACS Chem 101 Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
Atomic Absorption Lamp Diagram

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

Mass Spectrometers
Summary of the Characteristics of Different Mass Analyzers
How a Mass Spectrometer Works
Fundamentals of Mass Specs
ASMS (American Society for Mass Spectrometry) “What is Mass Spectrometry”
Mass Spectrometry for Chromatographers
A Short Explanation for the Absolute Novice
Instrument Architectures and Main Characteristics
EPA Region 10 Lab Primer on Mass Spectrometers

Gas Chromatography
GC Introduction
Basics of GC systems
Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometer