UCMR

Preparing for Harmful Algal Blooms

June of last year proved to be prime time for harmful algal blooms, resulting in major human health, environmental, and economic problems across the country. Despite the historically colder and wetter conditions we’ve experienced so far in 2019, harmful algal blooms are not out of the question if summer conditions prove conducive to cyanobacteria growth.  

Who Suffers from a Shutdown?

Who suffers from a shutdown? Our businesses and economy certainly suffer, putting strain on the average American’s earnings. But a shutdown doesn’t just harm our pockets—it harms our health and communities.

Quarterly Monitoring for 1,2,3-TCP Begins

This first calendar quarter marks the start of state-mandated quarterly monitoring of 1,2,3-TCP. Does your lab lack adequate capacity to serve you in a timely fashion? Babcock Labs encourages you to call today to ensure your TCP monitoring goes off without a hitch. Babcock Laboratories is not only certified by ELAP to perform these methods, we also have 15 years of experience with these methods under UCMR. 

MCL for 1,2,3-TCP Now in Effect

In December the State of California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) in drinking water, as adopted by the State Water Board on July 18, 2017. The OAL also approved the State Water Board’s request for an early effective date.

Technical Training & Seminars: Drinking Water Workshop, UCMR 4 Workshop, & More

Thank you to everyone who attended our UCMR 4 Workshop this month – the event was completely sold out! With UCMR 4 just around the corner, we are happy that we were able to inform you about the methods, analyses, special requirements, and responsibilities of the newest round of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 4) and answer your questions. We have two upcoming workshops: our semi-annual Drinking Water Workshop and a second UCMR 4 Workshop. 

Babcock Labs Fully Approved for UCMR 4 Testing!

Babcock Laboratories, Inc. is officially an EPA approved laboratory for UCMR 4! We are now fully approved by the U.S. EPA for all UCMR 4 analyses. 

Babcock Labs has received certification for each round of UCMR since the inception of the program. Our experience with the program and our expert staff make Babcock Labs an excellent resource for UCMR 4 questions and testing services.