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Region 1: EPA New England

EPA Test Methods

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What are test methods?

Test methods are approved procedures for measuring the presence and concentration of physical and chemical pollutants; evaluating properties, such as toxic properties, of chemical substances; or measuring the effects of substances under various conditions.

How to find EPA Test Methods

Download the April 2003 edition of Index to EPA Test Methods (PDF) (85 pp, 580 K) including links to those methods which are available on the Internet.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Index to EPA Test Methods

Links to Sources of EPA Test Methods on the Internet

Test method currently approved by EPA.

  • Method for the Determination of Asbestos in Bulk Building Materials, EPA 600-R-93-116

Selected test methods from the EPA Region 1 collection that are NOT currently approved by EPA.

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