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PDFWAC 246-390-075

Reporting.

(1) A lab shall report analytical results to the department and the public water system.
(2) Effective December 1, 2018, a lab submitting paper reports shall complete and submit to the department data reports following the procedures and templates in the department's Laboratory Reporting Guidance, Publication DOH 331-530, March 2018.
(3) A lab submitting electronic reports shall complete and submit to the department data reports following the procedures in the department's Electronic Reporting Guidance, Publication 331-289, March 2018.
(4) Labs shall submit reports to the public water system in the format and time frame that was agreed upon when executing the service agreement between the laboratory and the public water system.
(5) Labs shall submit reports of acute contaminant results within ten business days after receiving the sample.
(6) Labs shall submit reports of chronic contaminants within forty-five business days after receiving the sample.
(7) Analytical results must be complete, legible, and accurate.
(8) A lab shall report numerical results consistent with the accuracy of the EPA-approved methods and any associated lab instruments, glassware, or tools.
(9) A lab shall report numerical results out to, but not exceed, one decimal place past the SDRL in cases where the last definitely known digit exceeds one decimal place past the SDRL as follows:
(a) If the SDRL is 1.1 and the result, out to the last definitely known digit is 1.132, then the value reported to the department is 1.13;
(b) If the digit 6, 7, 8, or 9 is dropped, increase the preceding digit by one unit;
(c) If the digit 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 is dropped, do not alter the preceding digit; or
(d) If the digit 5 is dropped, round off the preceding digit to the nearest even number. For example, 2.25 becomes 2.2, and 2.35 becomes 2.4.
(10) A lab shall include the following data qualifiers adjacent to the results that are affected:
(a) "B" - This data qualifier is used when the target analyte is detected in the method blank above the lab's established MRL or SDRL, whichever is lower;
(b) "J" - This data qualifier is used when the result is an estimated concentration per subsections (13) and (14) of this section;
(c) "NDDS" - This data qualifier is used when the analyte is not detected in duplicate sample; or
(d) "U" - This data qualifier is used when the radiochemistry analyte is not detected at or above the lab's established MDA.
(11) A lab shall notate on the report to the public water system and the department when any analysis is completed using a provisional accreditation.
(12) At the department's request, a lab shall submit the following information:
(a) The method specific QC for any given analytical report.
(b) The most recent MDL procedures performed for any given analyte.
(c) The most recent PT study performed for any given analyte.
(13) The SDRLs for organic chemical analytes are established in Table 1 of this section.
(a) Labs shall attach to the lab report a copy of the method specific QC results for any organic chemical detection that is reported to the department which is at or above the SDRLs listed in Table 1 of this section except for:
(i) Chloroform (0027);
(ii) Bromodichloromethane (0028);
(iii) Dibromochloromethane (0029);
(iv) Bromoform (0030);
(v) Monochloroacetic Acid (0411);
(vi) Dichloroacetic Acid (0412);
(vii) Trichloroacetic Acid (0413);
(viii) Monobromoacetic Acid (0414);
(ix) Monobromoacetic Acid (0415); and
(x) Total Organic Carbon (0421).
(b) A lab shall report organic chemical analyte results when the lab's established MRL is greater than the SDRL as:
(i) "Nondetect" or "ND" when a lab's result is less than the SDRL and MRL;
(ii) An estimated concentration, notated with a "J" data qualifier when a result is equal to or greater than the SDRL, but less than the lab's established MRL;
(iii) A number when a result is equal to or greater than the lab's established MRL.
(c) A lab shall report organic chemical analyte results when the lab's established MRL is less than the SDRL as:
(i) "Nondetect" or "ND" when a lab's result is less than the lab's established MRL;
(ii) "Nondetect" or "ND" when a lab's result is less than the lab's established SDRL; or
(iii) A number when a result is equal to or greater than the SDRL.
(d) A lab shall report organic chemical analyte results when their established MRL is equal to the SDRL as:
(i) "Nondetect" or "ND" when a lab's result is less than the SDRL and MRL; or
(ii) A number when a result is equal to or greater than the SDRL and the lab's established MRL.
Table 1 - Organic Chemicals
Analyte Name
Analyte Number
Units
SDRL
1,1 Dichloroethane
0058
µg/L
0.5
1,1 Dichloroethylene
0046
µg/L
0.5
1,1 Dichloropropene
0062
µg/L
0.5
1,1,1 Trichloroethane
0047
µg/L
0.5
1,1,1,2 Tetrachloroethane
0072
µg/L
0.5
1,1,2 Trichloroethane
0067
µg/L
0.5
1,1,2,2 Tetrachloroethane
0080
µg/L
0.5
1,2 Dichlorobenzene
0084
µg/L
0.5
1,2 Dichloroethane
0050
µg/L
0.5
1,2 Dichloropropane
0063
µg/L
0.5
1,2,3 Trichlorobenzene
0098
µg/L
0.5
1,2,3 Trichloropropane
0079
µg/L
0.5
1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene
0095
µg/L
0.5
1,2,4 Trimethylbenzene
0091
µg/L
0.5
1,3 Dichloropropane
0070
µg/L
0.5
1,3 Dichloropropene
0154
µg/L
0.5
1,3,5 Trimethylbenzene
0089
µg/L
0.5
1,4 Dichlorobenzene
0052
µg/L
0.5
2,2 Dichloropropane
0059
µg/L
0.5
2,3,7,8 TCDD (dioxin)
0149
ng/L
0.005
2,4 D
0037
µg/L
0.1
2,4 DB
0135
µg/L
1
2,4,5 T
0136
µg/L
0.4
2,4,5 TP (Silvex)
0038
µg/L
0.2
3,5 Dichlorbenzoic Acid
0226
µg/L
0.5
4,4 DDD
0232
µg/L
0.1
4,4 DDE
0233
µg/L
0.1
4,4 DDT
0234
µg/L
0.1
Acenaphthylene
0244
µg/L
0.2
Acifluorfen
0223
µg/L
2
Alachlor
0117
µg/L
0.2
Aldicarb
0142
µg/L
0.5
Aldicarb Sulfone
0143
µg/L
0.8
Aldicarb Sulfoxide
0144
µg/L
0.5
Aldrin
0118
µg/L
0.1
Anthracene
0246
µg/L
0.2
Arochlor 1016
0180
µg/L
0.08
Arochlor 1221
0173
µg/L
20
Arochlor 1232
0174
µg/L
0.5
Arochlor 1242
0175
µg/L
0.3
Arochlor 1248
0176
µg/L
0.1
Arochlor 1254
0177
µg/L
0.1
Arochlor 1260
0178
µg/L
0.2
Atrazine
0119
µg/L
0.1
Bentazon
0220
µg/L
0.5
Benzene
0049
µg/L
0.5
Benzo (a) anthracene
0247
µg/L
0.2
Benzo (a) Pyrene
0120
µg/L
0.02
Benzo (b) fluoroanthene
0248
µg/L
0.2
Benzo (k) fluoranthene
0250
µg/L
0.2
Benzyl Butyl Phthalate
0258
µg/L
1.0
Bromacil
0179
µg/L
0.1
Bromobenzene
0078
µg/L
0.5
Bromochloromethane
0086
µg/L
0.5
Bromodichloromethane
0028
µg/L
0.5
Bromoform
0030
µg/L
0.5
Bromomethane
0054
µg/L
0.5
Butachlor
0121
µg/L
0.1
Carbaryl
0145
µg/L
2
Carbofuran
0146
µg/L
0.9
Carbon Tetrachloride
0048
µg/L
0.5
Chlordane (total)
0122
µg/L
0.2
Chlorobenzene
0071
µg/L
0.5
Chloroethane
0055
µg/L
0.5
Chloroform
0027
µg/L
0.5
Chloromethane
0053
µg/L
0.5
Chrysene
0251
µg/L
0.2
Cis- 1,2 Dichloroethylene
0060
µg/L
0.5
Cis- 1,3 Dichloropropene
0065
µg/L
0.5
Dalapon
0137
µg/L
1
DBCP
0103
µg/L
0.02
DBCP (screening)
0428
µg/L
0.5
DCPA Acid Metabolites
0225
µg/L
0.1
Di (2-Ethylhexyl) Adipate
0124
µg/L
0.6
Di (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate
0125
µg/L
0.6
Dibromoacetic Acid
0415
µg/L
1
Dibromochloromethane
0029
µg/L
0.5
Dibromomethane
0064
µg/L
0.5
Dicamba
0138
µg/L
0.2
Dichloroacetic Acid
0412
µg/L
1
Dichlorodifluoromethane
0104
µg/L
0.5
Dichlorprop
0221
µg/L
0.5
Dieldrin
0123
µg/L
0.1
Diethyl Phthalate
0260
µg/L
1.0
Dimethyl Phthalate
0261
µg/L
1.0
Di-n-butyl Phthalate
0259
µg/L
1.0
Dinoseb
0139
µg/L
0.2
Diquat
0150
µg/L
0.4
EDB
0102
µg/L
0.01
EDB (screening)
0427
µg/L
0.5
Endothal
0151
µg/L
9
Endrin
0033
µg/L
0.01
EPTC
0208
µg/L
0.1
Ethylbenzene
0073
µg/L
0.5
Fluoranthene
0253
µg/L
0.2
Fluorene
0254
µg/L
0.2
Glyphosate
0152
µg/L
6
HAA(5)
0416
µg/L
*
Heptachlor
0126
µg/L
0.04
Heptachlor Epoxide
0127
µg/L
0.02
Hexachlorobenzene
0128
µg/L
0.1
Hexachlorobutadiene
0097
µg/L
0.5
Hexachlorocyclo Pentadiene
0129
µg/L
0.1
Isopropylbenzene
0087
µg/L
0.5
Lindane (bhc - gamma)
0034
µg/L
0.02
M- dichlorobenzene
0083
µg/L
0.5
M/P Xylenes (MCL for total)
0074
µg/L
0.5
Methomyl
0147
µg/L
4
Methoxychlor
0035
µg/L
0.1
Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane)
0056
µg/L
0.5
Metolachlor
0130
µg/L
0.1
Metribuzin
0131
µg/L
0.1
Molinate
0218
µg/L
0.1
Monobromoacetic Acid
0414
µg/L
1
Monochloroacetic Acid
0411
µg/L
2
Naphthalene
0096
µg/L
0.5
N-Butylbenzene
0094
µg/L
0.5
N-Propylbenzene
0088
µg/L
0.5
O- Chlorotoluene
0081
µg/L
0.5
O- Xylene (MCL for total)
0075
µg/L
0.5
Oxamyl
0148
µg/L
2
P- Chlorotoluene
0082
µg/L
0.5
Paraquat
0400
µg/L
0.8
PCB (as Decachlorobiphenyl)
0401
µg/L
0.1
Pentachlorophenol
0134
µg/L
0.04
Phenanthrene
0256
µg/L
0.2
Picloram
0140
µg/L
0.1
P-Isopropyltoluene
0093
µg/L
0.5
Propachlor
0132
µg/L
0.1
Pyrene
0257
µg/L
0.2
Sec- Butylbenzene
0092
µg/L
0.5
Simazine
0133
µg/L
0.07
Styrene
0076
µg/L
0.5
Terbacil
0190
µg/L
0.1
Tert- Butylbenzene
0090
µg/L
0.5
Tetrachloroethylene
0068
µg/L
0.5
Toluene
0066
µg/L
0.5
Total organic carbon
0421
mg/L
0.7
Total Trihalomethane
0031
µg/L
*
Total Xylenes
0160
µg/L
0.5
Toxaphene
0036
µg/L
1
Trans- 1,2 Dichloroethylene
0057
µg/L
0.5
Trans- 1,3 Dichloropropene
0069
µg/L
0.5
Trichloroacetic Acid
0413
µg/L
1
Trichloroethylene
0051
µg/L
0.5
Trichlorofluoromethane
0085
µg/L
0.5
Trifluralin
0243
µg/L
0.1
Vinyl Chloride
0045
µg/L
0.5
Key
 
 
mg/L
=
parts per million, or milligrams per liter
ng/L
=
nanograms per liter
µg/L
=
parts per billion, or micrograms per liter
*
=
results are calculated values based on other analytical results
(14) The SDRLs for inorganic chemical analytes are established in Table 2 of this section.
(a) A lab shall report inorganic chemical analyte results when the lab's established MRL is greater than the SDRL as:
(i) "Nondetect" or "ND" when a lab's result is less than the SDRL and MRL;
(ii) An estimated concentration, notated with a "J" data qualifier, when a result is equal to or greater than the SDRL, but less than the lab's established MRL; or
(iii) A number when a result is equal to or greater than the lab's established MRL.
(b) A lab shall report inorganic chemical analyte results when the lab's established MRL is less than the SDRL as:
(i) "Nondetect" or "ND" when a lab's result is less than the lab's established MRL;
(ii) "Nondetect" or "ND" when a lab's result is less than the lab's established SDRL; or
(iii) A number when a result is equal to or greater than the SDRL.
(c) A lab shall report inorganic chemical analyte results when the lab's established MRL is equal to the SDRL as:
(i) "Nondetect" or "ND" when a lab's result is less than the SDRL and MRL; or
(ii) A number when a result is equal to or greater than the SDRL and the lab's established MRL.
Table 2 - Inorganic Chemicals
Analyte Name
Analyte Number
Units
SDRL
Alkalinity-Lab
0403
mg/L
5
Antimony
0112
mg/L
0.003
Arsenic
0004
mg/L
0.001
Asbestos
0115
MFL
0.20
Barium
0005
mg/L
0.1
Beryllium
0110
mg/L
0.0003
Bromate
0419
mg/L
0.005/0.001*
Cadmium
0006
mg/L
0.001
Chloride
0021
mg/L
20
Chlorite
0418
mg/L
0.02
Chromium
0007
mg/L
0.007
Color
0018
CU
15
Conductivity
0016
µmhos/cm
70
Copper
0023
mg/L
0.02
Cyanide
0116
mg/L
0.05
Fluoride
0019
mg/L
0.2
Hardness
0015
mg/L
10
Iron
0008
mg/L
0.1
Lead
0009
mg/L
0.001
Manganese
0010
mg/L
0.01
Mercury
0011
mg/L
0.0002
Nickel
0111
mg/L
0.005
Nitrate-n
0020
mg/L
0.5
Nitrite-n
0114
mg/L
0.1
Selenium
0012
mg/L
0.002
Silver
0013
mg/L
0.1
Sodium
0014
mg/L
5
Sulfate
0022
mg/L
50
TDS-total dissolved solids
0026
mg/L
100
Thallium
0113
mg/L
0.001
Total nitrate/nitrite
0161
mg/L
0.5
Turbidity
0017
NTU
0.1
Zinc
0024
mg/L
0.2
Key
 
 
CU
=
color units
MFL
=
million fibers per liter
mg/L
=
parts per million, or milligrams per liter
NTU
=
nephelometric turbidity units
µmhos/cm
=
micromhos per centimeter
*
=
labs that use EPA Methods 317.0, 326.0 or 321.8 must meet a 0.0010 mg/L SDRL for bromate
(15) The SDRLs for radiochemistry analytes are established in Table 3 of this section.
(a) A lab's MDA must meet the established SDRL levels for the analysis to be considered for compliance purposes.
(b) A lab shall report radiochemistry analyte results as:
(i) A number and a "U" qualifier if the analyte was analyzed for, but not detected at or above the lab's established MDA; or
(ii) A number when a result is equal to or greater than the MDA.
Table 3 - Radiochemistry
Analyte Name
Analyte Number
Units
SDRL
Cesium 134
0107
pCi/L
10.0
Gross Alpha
0165
pCi/L
3.0
Gross Alpha (Minus Uranium)
0041
pCi/L
*
Gross Beta
0042
pCi/L
4.0
Iodine 131
0108
pCi/L
1.0
Radium 226
0039
pCi/L
1.0
Radium 226 + 228
0040
pCi/L
*
Radium 228
0166
pCi/L
1.0
Radon
0109
pCi/L
*
Strontium 90
0044
pCi/L
2.0
Tritium
0043
pCi/L
1000
Uranium
0105
µg/L
1.0
Key
 
 
pCi/L
=
picocuries per liter
µg/L
=
parts per billion, or micrograms per liter
*
=
results are calculated values based on other analytical results
(16) The units for microbiology analytes are established in Table 4 of this section.
(a) Total coliform and E. coli results for routine and repeat samples in accordance with 40 C.F.R. 141 Subpart Y - Revised Total Coliform Rule, GWR triggered, and GWR assessment source sample results that are absent or present as follows:
(i) "Satisfactory" if no total coliforms are detected.
(ii) "Unsatisfactory" if:
(A) Total coliforms are detected; and
(B) E. coli absent if E. coli is not detected; or
(C) E. coli present if E. coli is detected.
(b) A lab shall report routine filtered and unfiltered surface water microbiology analyte results as a number.
(c) A lab shall report routine heterotrophic plate count results as a number.
(d) A lab shall report results of investigative samples or samples collected for information only to the public water system for total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and E. coli as a number or, as absent or present. Investigative samples or samples collected for information only are not required to be reported to the department.
Table 4 - Microbiology
Analyte Name
Analyte Number
Units
Total Coliform (numerical)
0001
CFU/100mL
Total Coliform (numerical)
0001
MPN/100mL
Total Coliform (absence/presence)
0001
N/A
Fecal Coliform (numerical)
0002
CFU/100mL
Fecal Coliform (numerical)
0002
MPN/100mL
Fecal Coliform (absence/presence)
0002
N/A
E. coli (numerical)
0003
CFU/100mL
E. coli (numerical)
0003
MPN/100mL
E. coli (absence/presence)
0003
N/A
Heterotrophic Plate Count (numerical)
0101
CFU/1mL
Key
 
 
CFU/100mL
=
colony forming units per 100 milliliters of sample
CFU/1mL
=
colony forming units per 1 milliliter of sample
MPN/100mL
=
most probable number per 100 milliliters of sample
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 70.119A.080. WSR 18-09-048, § 246-390-075, filed 4/13/18, effective 5/14/18.]
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