Analytical Support Branch
US-EPA, Region 4, SESD, Athens, Georgia
The Analytical Support Branch (ASB) is part of EPA’s Regional Laboratory System, which functions as an inter-dependent network of the ten regional laboratories within the United States Environmental Protection Agency. ASB maintains accreditation for all environmental media and analyzes over 4,000 samples each year in support of a variety of regional programs including Superfund, Water, RCRA, and Air. The regional laboratories are crucial to advancing the Agency's science agenda and have embraced the following commitments to achieve this goal:
- To maintain a fully equipped laboratory to produce physical, chemical and biological data of known quality which directly support the Agency’s strategic goals.
- To enhance applied science through partnerships with regional and national media program offices, state, local and tribal governments, academia, the private sector and the public.
- To integrate laboratory activities with those of SESD’s field and quality assurance partners into a comprehensive, holistic, multi-media approach to solving ecosystem-based environmental problems.
- To maintain a technically and scientifically skilled, dedicated and diverse staff through excellence in recruitment, career development, and training.
For additional information on ASB’s operational and quality assurance policies and procedures, please refer to the Analytical Support Branch Laboratory Operations and Quality Assurance Manual.