What Is The Difference Between Method 9 and SIP Series VE (Methods 203 A, B, and C)? What Is The Difference Between Federal Reference Method 29 and SW-846 Multi-metal Method?

In terms of regulations, EPA has developed a series of methods which address different programs.  As you recall, we discussed in our regulation lecture (broadcast Day 1) the sources of the different test methods:

  • 40CFR 60, App. B: 00 Series, Performance Specification Test
  • 40CFR 51, App. M:  200 Series, SIP Methods
  • 40CFR 60, App. A: 00 Series, Federal Reference Methods
  • 40CFR 61, App. B:  100 Series, NESHAP Methods
  • 40CFR 63, App. A:  300 Series, MACT Methods
  • 40CFR264/265: 0000 Series, SW-846 Hazardous Waste Incinerator Methods

Consequently, EPA has promulgated different test methods to address different regulatory standards.  Some of these methods are the same method, but identified differently depending upon the regulatory program.

Consequently, there is no difference between FRM 29 and SW-846, Method 0060 for multi-metal sampling and analysis from industrial and hazardous waste incinerators.  For more information associated with FRM 29, contact Mr. Bill Grimley, US EPA, EMC, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27711, (919) 541-1065.

Methods 203A, B, and C are field test methods, as found in 40 CFR 51, Appendix M (Test Methods for State Implementation Plans), applying Federal Reference Method 9 (40 CFR 60, Appendix A) procedures for state agency inspectors and visible emissions observers to use in determining visible emission compliance with averaging times other than 6 minutes, time exception standards, and instantaneous emission standards.  The methods also address visible emission sources other than the traditional stack emission point including sources of fugitive emissions.  For more information concerning EPA Methods 203 A, B, and C, please contact Mr. Peter Weslin, US EPA, Emission Measurement Center, MD-19, Research Triangle Park, NC, (919) 541-5242.