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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Laboratory, Pacific Southwest (Region 9)

Region 9 Laboratory

The Region 9 Laboratory is a full service, state-of-the-art facility specializing in chemical analysis, biological analysis and field sampling services. The laboratory provides the analytical, technical and programmatic support that is critical to accomplishing the Agency's mission of protecting human health and the environment. The lab is accredited by the National Laboratory Accreditation Program to perform analyses of a wide array of contaminants in drinking water, waste water and solid and chemical materials.

Laboratory analysis time is scheduled through the Regional Sample Control Coordinator (RSCC) before a sampling event takes place. Environmental samples are received at the laboratory for chemical and biological analysis from sites administered by EPA programs in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, subject to U.S. law. Chain of Custody procedures are adhered to throughout the preparation, analysis and disposal process for all samples received at the lab. The analytical data is used for preliminary site assessments, site remediation, compliance monitoring, enforcement, or ecological assessment.

Laboratory Services Information Zone

Analytical Capabilities, Analytical Methods

Aquatic and Sediment Toxicity Testing, Microbiological Testing, Technical Assistance

Field Services
Mobile Laboratory, HAPSITE Portable GC/MS, Field Biology, Field Audits

Laboratory Certification
For labs that analyze drinking water

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Summaries of SOPs specific to the Region 9 Lab

Sample Container and Preservation List
Required containers, preservations, and sample quantities

Laboratory Contacts

Environmental Management System (EMS)

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