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2008

Waterlogs — Volume 16 • Number 1 • October 2008

♦ NWQL moving toward MEO implementation ♦ National Archives agency approves legacy databases ♦ FY09 prices announced for analytical services; rent impacts changes ♦ Profile: Doug Stevenson ♦ Newly appointed Associate Director for Water tours Lab ♦ Visitors tour laboratory ♦ NWQL Award Winners in USGS 33rd Annual Photo Competition ♦ NWQL paper recognized as one of the "top 50 articles" published from 2002 to 2007 ♦ New Zealand scientist visits lab and presents seminar ♦ Metro Wastewater gives NWQL third consecutive Gold Award ♦ Retirees ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth ♦ New Publications ♦ News Briefs ♦ New policy for interpreting and reporting of radiological data ♦ Richard Daddow retires ♦

2007

Waterlogs — Volume 15 • Number 2 • November 2007

♦ Federal Employees win bid for Water Quality Lab Work ♦ MEO Workload Analysis to be followed by Buyouts, Reduction in Force; Mission will be Uninterrupted ♦ Mohrman lauds "Good News" ♦ Deputy Director pleased with Competitive Sourcing Decision ♦ Perfect score awarded to NWQL for latest Wastewater Proficiency Study ♦ New Chief named for Methods Research ♦ NWQL Quality Assurance News ♦ Fume Hoods Upgraded ♦ Ethics Training set ♦ New Publications ♦ Chief named for Quality Assurance Section ♦ News Briefs ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 15 • Number 1 • January 2007

♦ New Tool for Transferring Water-Quality Data from labs to Water Science Centers ♦ Patton leads Methods Group following Green's retirement ♦ Biology Group develops Method for determining Biomass ♦ Water-Quality Training Classes ♦ New Publications ♦ Shipping Changes for Nitric Acid Preservatives ♦ News Briefs ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦

2006

Waterlogs — Volume 14 • Number 4 • October 2006

♦ Competitive Sourcing at the NWQL ♦ Fall Sample Shipping Schedule ♦ GSA discusses Impacts of Hospital Development on Federal Center ♦ Methods being developed for Hormones in Water, Sediment, and Biosolid Samples using a new Gas Chromatograph—Tandem Mass Spectrometer ♦ Earth Science Week ♦ News Briefs ♦ New Publications ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 14 • Number 3 • July 2006

♦ Mission Element added to National Laboratory ♦ Contracting Officer's Representative: Duties and Data Review ♦ Risch to head DODESP ♦ Lab receives Gold Award from Metro Wastewater ♦ Quality Assurance adds Compliance Specialist ♦ Bizu joins Administrative Services ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Summary Sheet ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 14 • Number 2 • April 2006

♦ Laboratory to Celebrate 30th Anniversary ♦ Harold Ardourel recalls Dedication ♦ Recollections of 30th Anniversary of NWQL ♦ Erdmann, Fishman First Occupants of National Lab on Ward Road ♦ The old Central Laboratory had come of Age ♦ Time to send those Separatory Funnels to the Dumpster? ♦ Marv Fishman recalls Early Years, Excitement ♦ News Briefs ♦ New Publications ♦ Nutrients Unit replaces Instruments for determining Ammonium, Nitrite, and Orthophosphate ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 14 • Number 1 • January 2006

♦ Collaborative Response to Hurricane provides Unprecedented Challenge ♦ USGS responds to Hurricane Devastation with Willing Volunteers ♦ Administrative Officer Merilee Bennett retires ♦ Patricia Johnson appointed Administrative Officer ♦ Pete Rogerson retires ♦ NWQL to implement Hormone Method ♦ Lab wins Grant to study Estrogens in Biosolids ♦ NWQL will participate in 2006 Venture Capital Fund Proposals ♦ Lab News Briefs ♦ Emerging Contaminant Science presented at the CREEC South Platte Forum ♦

2005

Waterlogs — Volume 13 • Number 4 • October 2005

♦ BQS completes Relocation to Building 95 ♦ Organizational Changes announced for NWQL ♦ Tom Maloney recovering from Serious Injuries in Motorcycle Accident ♦ New Publications ♦ Seminar Schedule ♦ Conference, Training Calendar ♦ News Briefs ♦ Environmental Science Journal to offer Free-Access Forum ♦ New Faces ♦ Celebrate Earth Science Week October 9-15 ♦ 'Dear Labby' ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 13 • Number 3 • July 2005

♦ Lab Chief Mohrman named "Outstanding Colorado Public Administrator" ♦ Analytical Prices Available for Upcoming Fiscal Year ♦ NWQL Billing Report Changes, Order Tracking, reflected on Customer Reports ♦ Construction started for Moving the Branch of Quality Systems ♦ A New Model for Disseminating Scientific Information ♦ Customers to benefit by New Collision/Reaction Cell ICP-MS Method ♦ Enhanced Pesticide Methods Available ♦ Alternative Products urged for Mosquito Repellants containing DEET ♦ NWQL Methods for Determining Pesticides Updated ♦ Survey collaborates with Pakistan for improving Water Quality, Data Collection ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 13 • Number 2 • April 2005

♦ NWQL Biologists meet Taxonomic Needs and Data-Quality Objectives ♦ NWQL Seminar Schedule, 2005 ♦ Lab achieved 98 Percent on NELAC Performance Evaluation Last Summer ♦ NWQL Scores Well in Fall 2004 BQS Interlaboratory Comparison Evaluations ♦ Nutrients Group Analysts achieve Landmark Score ♦ Fire Retardants, Insecticides, Caffeine, and Household Cleaners among Chemicals found in Colorado's Streams and Water Wells ♦ Carbon-14 Prices reduced; Contract Restructured ♦ NWQL to eliminate Production of Microbiology Field Kits ♦ Does the United States have Enough Water? ♦ Postdoc joins Methods Program ♦ Update to National Field Supply Service ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 13 • Number 1 • January 2005

♦ USGS Method for Glyphosate from Kansas Lab set up at NWQL ♦ Reminder for Sample LogIn, LabHelp ♦ Green returns from Executive-in_Residence Detail ♦ Lab News Briefs ♦ Metro Wastewater inspects the Lab ♦ Ethics, Integrity of Data Subject of Short Course ♦ USEPA approves Alternate Test for Total Phosphorus and Total Nitrogen ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Students join IT Section ♦ Update on Ocala Transition —National Field Supply Service ♦ Workload Estimates Vital to NWQL Prices, Planning ♦ Letters, Faxes, and e-mail ♦

2004

Waterlogs — Volume 12 • Number 4 • October 2004

♦ Quality Systems relocating to Building 95 ♦ NELAP accredits USGS Methods ♦ Ocala Data Archive Operational at NWQL ♦ Field-Supply Operation moved to NWQL ♦ New Instrument Upgrades Element Determination ♦ High Bias for Arsenic Identified, Corrected ♦ Alert NWQL before Shipping Potentially Hazardous Samples ♦ Lab News Briefs ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ The 'Labhelp Oracle' answers Questions about Making Changes to ASRs ♦ New Publications ♦ Letters, Faxes, and e-mail ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 12 • Number 3 • July 2004

♦ NWQL to take on Work from Ocala Laboratory ♦ Chief hired to Manage Analytical Services ♦ Laboratory Pricing for Fiscal Year 2005 ♦ New Publications ♦ Waste Not, Want Not ♦ Lab News Briefs ♦ Update on NEMI Data Base ♦ The 'Labhelp Oracle' answers Questions about Duplicate Results ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ NWQL Test ♦ Letters, Faxes, and e-mail &diams,

Waterlogs — Volume 12 • Number 2 • April 2004

♦ National Wildlife Refuge ♦ Steverson named to Head IT ♦ News Briefs ♦ Data-Quality Assessment of Results on Samples Submitted by Inorganic Blind Sample Project ♦ New Mercury Analyzer placed into Service ♦ New Publications ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 12 • Number 1 • January 2004

♦ Chain of Custody at NWQL Standardized, Strengthened ♦ Green accepts Detail to Teach at OPM Training Center ♦ NWQL helps World Bank study Arsenic Exposure ♦ New Publications ♦ Workshop held for Pipet and Balance Training ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦

2003

Waterlogs — Volume 11 • Number 4 • October 2003

♦ Update on Audit, Accreditation ♦ Cost-effective Alternative for Pesticides ♦ NWQL Publications ♦ FAQs ♦ NWIS Toolbox Class ♦ Performance Tests ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 11 • Number 3 • July 2003

♦ How to get More for your Analytical Dollars ♦ Alternative to Kjeldahl Digestion ♦ QAS Internal Audits ♦ Schedule 2050 Eliminated ♦ USEPA honors WRD ♦ ASTM recognizes Lab ♦ NWQL Publications ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 11 • Number 2 • April 2003

♦ Corrections to Data Base ♦ Perfect Score ♦ Tank Changeover ♦ Ethics Coordinator Named ♦ Reports/Journals ♦ Seminar Schedule ♦ Expert Witness ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 11 • Number 1 • January 2003

♦ Lab Awarded Highest Rating in Study ♦ Web-Searchable Data Base ♦ Supervisors Selected ♦ Environmental Achievement Award ♦ Seminars Presented ♦ New Titles ♦ Flashbacks ♦

2002

Waterlogs — Volume 10 • Number 4 • October 2002

♦ Safety Program rated "Best Overall" in Region ♦ Online Survey Available ♦ Service Request Forms enter Electronic Age ♦ Interactive Web Service Enhanced for Sample Status Application ♦ High Marks for Potable Water Performance Study ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Method developed for Gasoline Oxygenates and Degrated in Water Samples ♦ Application developed for Current and Historical Method-Detection Levels ♦ New Publications ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 10 • Number 3 • July 2002

♦ Custom Analysis: A Winning Proposition ♦ Instructions changed for Sample Shipments ♦ Summary Sheet listing NWQL Capabilities, Services ♦ LIMS celebrates First Birthday ♦ New Publications ♦ Letters, Faxes, and e-mail ♦ Client Survey Underway ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 10 • Number 2 • April 2002

♦ Lab contributes to National Methods Index ♦ Perfect Score for Waste Inspection ♦ Reanalysis Request Form ♦ Seminar Schedule ♦ Chinese Delegation tours Lab ♦ Collaboration with Louisiana District ♦ New Publications ♦ Electronic ASR under Development ♦ Client Survey Coming Soon ♦ Water Data Flows to the Web ♦ Mailbox set up to Handle Inquiries ♦

Waterlogs — Volume 10 • Number 1 • January 2002

♦ Water-Quality Specialists Meet ♦ Competitive Sourcing in Lab's Future ♦ ACS Training Course set for NWQL ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Letters, Faxes, e-mail ♦ New Publications ♦ Seminars Scheduled ♦

2001

Newsletter — Volume 9 • Number 4 • October 2001

♦ Lab accredited by NELAP ♦ Prices reduced for Organic Blank Water ♦ Letters, Faxes, and e-mail ♦ NWQL Publications ♦ Reminder ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Seminar Scheduled ♦ Earth Science Week ♦ LT-MDL Constituents Updated ♦

Newsletter — Volume 9 • Number 3 • July 2001

♦ Nevada District partners with NWQL to Help Investigate Fallon Cancer Cluster ♦ NWQL implements New Laboratory Information Management System ♦ Publications in the News ♦ Rapi-Notes Cover Fast-Breaking Issues ♦ Status of Selected NWQL Reports ♦ Colorado certifies Lab ♦ Administrative Services launches Web-based Program ♦ Custom VOC Work: Fuel Characterization ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦

Newsletter — Volume 9 • Number 2 • April 2001

♦ Mohrman attends Leadership Training Course in Virginia ♦ Water-Quality Monitoring Topic for Colorado Meeting ♦ USDA, State Labs visit NWQL as part of Pilot Program to start Analyzing Drinking Water ♦ Correspondence ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Tom Leiker to present Lake Mead Talk at GD Colloquium, May 3 ♦ Publications in the News ♦ Quality Systems and Lab Certification Issues reviewed ♦ Field Supply Certificates linked to 1-Stop Shopping ♦ Bennett moves into Administrative Post ♦

Newsletter — Volume 9 • Number 1 • January 2001

♦ Laboratory reorganizes to enhance Core Business ♦ Ocala and Denver Labs establish Joint Project Team ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Lab Tours Available ♦ Training Course set for Water-Quality Principles ♦ Seminars in the News ♦ New Turbidity Method effective last October ♦ Radiochemical Data Reporting Changes ♦ Arsenic Workshop Planned in Denver ♦ Furlong coauthors Article on Toxins from Vehicles; Cusdtom Method Developed ♦ StarLIMS enters New Development Phase ♦

2000

Newsletter — Volume 8 • Number 4 • October 2000

♦ Lab Chief sets Prices for FY 2001; Pledges to Satisfy Customer Needs ♦ StarLIMS Team Leader Named ♦ Frequently Asked Questions ♦ Lab Tours Provide Popular Destination ♦ Letters, Faxes, and e-mail ♦ Technical Review ♦ Response to Audit ♦ Schroeder Mission to Jeddah ♦ Standardized ASR Form Implemented Bureauwide ♦ New Publications by Laboratory Authors ♦ Fiscal Year Closeout ♦

Newsletter — Volume 8 • Number 3 • July 2000

♦ StarLIMS in Testing Phase ♦ Postdoc from Spain expands NWQL Capabilities in High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry ♦ High-Resolution Mas Spectrometry effective for Identifying Unknown Compounds in Tissue and Sediment ♦

Newsletter — Volume 8 • Number 2 • April 2000

♦ Mohrman begins New Post as NWQL Chief ♦ Organic Chemistry Program offers ACS Training Course ♦ Letters, Faxes, and e-mail ♦ MARLAP Reviews Requested ♦ New Publications by Laboratory Authors ♦

Newsletter — Volume 8 • Number 1 • January 2000

♦ Legion of Merit Award to Jose Andy Martinez ♦ Blank Correction Omitted for Nitrogen, Phosphorus ♦ Organic Blind Sample Project moves to Quality Systems Branch, keeps Office in Lab ♦ Seminar Calendar ♦ Organic Chemistry adds New Schedules for Volatile Compounds ♦ New Reporting Levels released for High-use analytical Methods ♦ MARLAP Manual placed on Web ♦ Staffers retire ♦ Treseder detailed to Central Region ♦ New Publications by Laboratory Authors ♦ Determining Significance from Noise ♦

1999

Newsletter — Volume 7 • Number 4 • October 1999

♦ Williams accepts NAWQA Job ♦ Focazio replaces Low ♦ StarLIMS prepared for Orbit; Data Base to shine in New Year following Test, Validation Phases ♦ Program Chiefs Named ♦ Balancing Act required to keep Metrological Instruments Calibrated ♦ Lab certified Y2K Compliant after Rigorous Tests ♦ USGS Open House a Hit with School Children ♦ Surrogate terbuthylazine removed from Schedules 2001, 2010, 1379 ♦ Standley presents seminar on Molecular Tracers ♦ Water-Quality Specialists to meet in California ♦ Vasquez retires ♦ Earth Science Week ♦ Method Detection Levels discussed in New Report ♦

Newsletter — Volume 7 • Number 3 • July 1999

♦ Hirsch delivers Dedication Speech ♦ Flagship Facility Dedicated ♦ Changes in Staffing ♦ Holding the Line on Prices in FY 2000 ♦ Seminars listed ♦ Methods Board Meeting ♦ New UV Method added ♦ What is SPiN? ♦ Q&A for Field-Treatment Protocols ♦ New Titles in Print ♦

Newsletter — Volume 7 • Number 2 • April 1999

♦ Acidification and Bottle Type Change for Whole-Water Nutrient Samples progressing smoothly in the District Offices ♦ Biological Unit: Bugs-are-us ♦ New Staff Transfers Named ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ QA/QC Guidelines being prepared for Organic Chemistry Analyses ♦ Lab relocated to Federal Center ♦ Switch to persulfate Digestion for Phosphorus meets with Success ♦

Newsletter — Volume 7 • Number 1 • January 1999

♦ Analytical Services to be Provided throughout Move to New Lab ♦ New Lab taking Shape ♦ Emerging Contaminants targeted by Scientists for Method Development %diams; Commercial Laboratory Information Management System Selected ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Preparing for the Millenium ♦ New Methods replace Hydride Genertion Atomic Absorption for As, Se, and Sb ♦ An Analogy for Chemical Analysis and Data Interpretation ♦

1998

Newsletter — Volume 6 • Number 4 • October 1998

♦ Shockey appointed Assistant Lab Chief; Two Program Chiefs to be hired in FY 1999 ♦ Methods Board provides Water-Quality Forum for Comparability in Methods and Data Management ♦ Long-Term Method Detechtion Level Data Collection enters New Phase for High-Demand Water Methods ♦ Scientists brainstorm in the Rockies ♦ Nutrient Preservation Report approved ♦ Procedure outlined for NWQL to certify Organic Blank Water ♦ USGS Customer Feedback ♦ Construction picks up Pace ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Ultrex Nitric Acid to be packaged in Polypropylene vials ♦

Newsletter — Volume 6 • Number 3 • July 1998

♦ Relocation Planning Intensifies as New Laboratory moves Forward ♦ Taxonomic Initiative receives Hammer Award ♦ Method Detechtion Level (MDL) and Reporting Conventions Change ♦ Personnel Briefs ♦ Customers access Reanalysis Data via Home Page Web Site ♦ Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) placed on-line in May ♦ Seminar scheduled ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Analytical Services priced for FY 1999 ♦ Tech Memos in Production ♦ Supersensitive ICP-MS Instruments to be placed Online ♦ New Method being developed for determining Polar Organic Pesticides ♦

Newsletter — Volume 6 • Number 2 • April 1998

♦ Quality Systems merges with Office of Water Quality ♦ Reanalyses tracked on the Web ♦ Cookies on our Web ♦ CU-Boulder, Wiggins wrap-up Drinking-Water Treatment Project ♦ New Titles in Print ♦

Newsletter — Volume 6 • Number 1 • January 1998

♦ New Advisory Committee lays Groundwork for Changes, Service, Communication at NWQL ♦ Mission Statement calls for Close Ties, Cutting-edge Science in Water Quality ♦ Ad hoc Committee Studies Liaison, Financial Issues ♦ LPAC Membership ♦ Charter sets Scope, Purpose, Procedures for New Laboratory Advisory Committee ♦ Billing-report Information available on Lab Web Page ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Computer Software developed for Organic Chemistry QC Data ♦ New Method being developed to analyze Wastewater Effluents ♦ Seminar Schedule for 1998 announced ♦ Hirsch emphasizes Water Quality in Message for the New Year ♦ Newsletter Issues available on the Web ♦

1997

Newsletter — Volume 5 • Number 4 • October 1997

♦ USGS breaks Ground for New Laboratory ♦ New Senior Chemist named in OWQ ♦ Bob Williams accepts Laboratory Chief Job ♦ Patton Acting Head in Methods ♦ Inorganic Chemistry Program reorganized ♦ Updated Biological Reference Data slated for Web ♦ Survey collaborates on Fish QA/QC ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Seminar Schedule for 1997 ♦ What's in a Name? ♦ Correction ♦

Newsletter — Volume 5 • Number 3 • July 1997

♦ Lab achieves Perfect Score on Performance Evaluation ♦ Methods Reserach Program changes Leadership ♦ Prices up 4 percent for 1998 ♦ New Method for Low-Level Volatile Organic Compounds developed by NWQL Chemists ♦ Analytical Contracting Unit support DODEC Program ♦ Wolfe addresses Seminar ♦ Polish Scientists visit Lab ♦ Working in Antarctica ♦ Lab Tests Experimental Method for Ultralow-Level Blank Water ♦ NWQL Chemists identify Diuron Transformation Products ♦ Untangling the Web ♦ Lab Tours prove Popular ♦ Method Detection Limit Team recommends Modified USEPA Procedure to report Data ♦

Newsletter — Volume 5 • Number 2 • April 1997

♦ New Techniques in Explosives Analysis at NWQL ♦ Daddow takes on New Assignment ♦ Patterson joins OWQ ♦ Expert "Worms" his Way into Biological Unit ♦ Biological Unit reorganized ♦ QC Sample Design offered ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Project takes Democracy into Cyberspace ♦ Wershaw honored for Geochemical Research ♦ Students matriculate at Lab in Water-Quality Principles ♦

Newsletter — Volume 5 • Number 1 • January 1997

♦ No Coffee Breaks for Analysts handling Caffeine Samples ♦ Trace Metals measured in Northern Alaskan Snow ♦ Bio QA Unit gets New Name ♦ New Instrument sets up Oxygen Demand ♦ Biological Unit's Web Site records increasing "Hits" ♦ Home Page features New Pricelist with Search Capability ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Biological Unit takes part in Windy Peak Open House ♦ New Unit set up for Analytical Contracting ♦ Short Course slated on Environmental Chemistry ♦ DDT Analysis is not always Straightforward ♦ Mailbag ♦ New Capabilities developed for Users of LADS Data Base ♦ Changing and Overwriting Data ♦ Lab Chief Home from Hospital, recovering from Brain Surgery ♦

1996

Newsletter — Volume 4 • Number 4 • October 1996

♦ State of Colorado certifies Lab ♦ Technical Memos available on Internal (USGS) Home Page ♦ Treseder earns Service Award ♦ Organic Quality Assurance: A Look at the Blind-Sample Program for Lab Process ♦ Sample Handling and Analysis - Answers to vexing Questions ♦ New Process being developed for National Laboratory Accreditation ♦ Workgroup reviewing QA/QC Acceptance Criteria for Organic Chemistry Program ♦ Quality Systems moves to DFC with Office of Water Quality ♦ BQAU reviews Field Methods for Collecting, Preserving Aquatic Samples ♦ Radiologists meet at Lab ♦ Delay resolved in releasing Data for Schedules 2001 and 2010 ♦ New Methods, Article published ♦ Relational Data Base Subject of DODEC Meeting ♦ NWQL Seminar Schedule ♦ Williams accepts New Position with Office of Water Quality ♦ Leave Share for Betty McLain ♦

Newsletter — Volume 4 • Number 3 • July 1996

♦ Workload Estimates developed through AIS ♦ Jordanians tour Laboratory ♦ Lab changes Uniform Resource Locator ♦ Plasma Unit transfuses Itself, sets New Goals to improve Service ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Biotechs from Lab acquaint Middle School Students with Ecosystem Diversity ♦ Survey Staff trained in Radiological Safety ♦ Mail Basket ♦ Volunteers from Lab give up Saturday for Public Outreach ♦ Seminars listed at NWQL ♦

Newsletter — Volume 4 • Number 2 • April 1996

♦ Lab collaborates on Teflon Cone Splitter Field Tests ♦ Park Service asks Survey to Monitor Air Quality at Tennessee Park ♦ Instrument used to determine Fluoride at Low Concentrations malfunctions; Fix underway ♦ Methods Research Staff coordinate Courses at National Training Center ♦ Duties shifted in Quality Management Program ♦ Home, but not Alone, on the Web ♦ Central Region schedules Outreach Events in April ♦ Bottle Mix-ups decline at Lab ♦ Quality Council appoints Team to Improve Lab Tours ♦ Inorganic Chemistry Program reorganizes ♦ Mail Bsket ♦ Custom Method developed to determine Hydrocarbon Metabolites in Fish Bile ♦

Newsletter — Volume 4 • Number 1 • January 1996

♦ NWQL ensures Integrity of Samples despite Federal Government Shutdown ♦ NWQL offers Statistics Course for Analytical Chemists ♦ New Water-Quality Specialist named ♦ Biological Quality Assurance provides High-Quality Data ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Team to address MDL Issues ♦ New on the Net ♦ Quality Council Notes ♦

1995

Newsletter — Volume 3 • Number 4 • October 1995

♦ Lab offers training to CSM Students ♦ Charity Softball hits Home Run ♦ Development of HPLC/MS Techniques ♦ New of the Net ♦ Central and Western Region District Water-Quality Specialists meet at NWQL ♦ New Methods being developed for Pesticide Sample Analysis at Nanogram-per-Liter Level ♦ chlorophyll Analysis Methods compared ♦ New Data-Handling System focuses on Customer Involvement, Accessibility ♦ New Titles in print ♦

Newsletter — Volume 3 • Number 3 • July 1995

♦ Planning Committee meets to set Goals ♦ Stable Isotope Analyses at Reston NRP Laboratory ♦ Local Parks provide Rich Learning Environment for Public Outreach ♦ New Titles in Print ♦ Sample handling and Analysis – More Questions, Answers ♦ New on the Net ♦ Seminars at NWQL listed ♦

Newsletter — Volume 3 • Number 2 • April 1995

♦ NBC News visits Lab to shoot NAWQA Study ♦ Williams accepts New Job ♦ Midyear Estimates needed ♦ BioQA hires Algal Taxonomist ♦ Radchem enhances in-house Capabilities ♦ Short takes ♦ Collaboration with out Friends in Canada ♦ New Reports published ♦ Analyses up, Staff Size down in Organics in FY 1994-95 ♦ TQM Teams created ♦ Community Outreach part of Laboratory Culture ♦ Motoring down the Information Highway ♦

Newsletter — Volume 3 • Number 1 • January 1995

♦ Bob Hirsch calls for Strong Partnerships ♦ Workload Estimates Improve; Process Undergoing Refinement ♦ New Syringe-pump Dispenser solves Dilution Problems ♦ Molybdenum moves to LIS Unit ♦ Game Plan set for QAU Team ♦ Evaluation Reports keep NWQL on its Toes ♦ Technical Writing Course Slated ♦ Recent Seminars at NWQL listed ♦ Quality Assurance Tracking System helps Improve Service ♦ Branch Chief selects Maloney and Driscoll for Quality Management Program ♦ Sample Handling and Analysis – Questions and Answers ♦ The Methodical Marv Fishman ♦ Organic Chemistry Program sets up Small Library, Room 66 ♦

1994

Newsletter — Volume 2 • Number 4 • October 1994

♦ Inorganic Program Backlog at All-Time Low ♦ Family Matters – Profile of a Chemist ♦ Tracking the Elusive Sample ♦ Sodium Method automated ♦ Still more Insights into Sample Handling and Analysis at the NWQL ♦ Bench-Level Review Part of Nutrient Program ♦ End of FY 94 Water Year ♦ New NWQL Reports published ♦

Newsletter — Volume 2 • Number 3 • July 1994

♦ Six New Analytical Methods developed at Lab to meet NAWQA Program Requirements ♦ Income Estimates Lagging ♦ New Class-100 Clean Room ♦ More Insights into Sample Handling and Analysis at the NWQL ♦ Somewhere the Sun was Shining . . . ♦ Laboratory Chemists developing New Methods for Suspended-Sediment Samples ♦ Brown Bag Seminars – Past and Present – announced ♦ New Reports off the Press ♦

Newsletter — Volume 2 • Number 2 • April 1994

♦ Eliminating some ‘Bottlenecks’ in Log-in ♦ District Estimates for Sample Income Year ♦ Recycling of Glass Pesticide Bottles investigated ♦ Psst – Ya know Brooke? ♦ NWQL Methods off the Press and Available ♦ Son born to the Burkhardts ♦ Transfer of Field-Supply Operations Underway ♦ Insights into Sample Handling and Analysis at the NWQL ♦ Merle Shockey on the Mend ♦ Future Regulatory Work at the NWQL ♦ Seminar Schedule updated for Laboratory Seminars ♦

Newsletter — Volume 2 • Number 1 • January 1994

♦ DODEC Support Group assists all Four Regions with Hydrologic Investigations ♦ New Methods Published ♦ Copies of Methods of Analysis is available to Readers on Request ♦ NAWQA Coordinator collects Samples and “builds bridges” on South Platte River ♦ Recent Seminars at NWQL ♦ Survey traces Fuel Spill on Indian Ocean Atoll ♦ Biological QA/QC Unit created at NWQL ♦ Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management challenges Safety Officer ♦ Letters, Suggestions from Newsletter Readers invited ♦

1993

Newsletter — Volume 1 • Number 4 • October 1993

♦ Organic Chemistry occupies Expanded Laboratory for NAWQA Program ♦ Field Matrix Spike Kits ♦ Profile of the National Water Quality Laboratory ♦ Field Supplies for Low-Level Inorganic Protocol ♦ Student Intern shares Enlightening Experience ♦ Not Just Another Day on the Job for NWQL Chemist ♦ USGS Methods of Analysis published by Laboratory ♦ Seminar Announcements ♦ Career/Job Fairs attract Students ♦

Newsletter — Volume 1 • Number 3 • July 1993

♦ Progress Report on New Laboratory Building ♦ Maloney QMG Acting Chief ♦ Dirty Fingers ♦ LabNews is Good News ♦ Seminar Speakers Listed ♦ New Staffers join Administration ♦ 14 Detailees assisting NWQL ♦ Lab provides Speakers, Exhibits for USGS Open House ♦ Wheels always turning for Multifaceted Chief ♦ Majors Units studies Ion Chromatography Methods ♦

Newsletter — Volume 1 • Number 2 • April 1993

♦ Wydoski sent to Atoll to assist in Cleanup ♦ Barbash lauds Results of EPA Evaluation of Lab ♦ Liaison Work Group at Water-Quality Specialists' Meeting Defines Goals ♦ News4 Education Expo - Making the Choice ♦ Seminars Launched ♦ QMG Chief Nancy Driver accepts New Position with NAWQA Program ♦ Quality Control in the Inorganic Program ♦ Profile: Deborah Treseder ♦ In-house Rerun Program ♦ New Systems for the Administrative Office ♦ Trace Metals Unit adds New Instrument ♦ Bar-Code Update ♦ Chemists develop Course ♦ QMG automates QC Data ♦

Newsletter — Volume 1 • Number 1 • January 1993

♦ New Assistant Chief On Board ♦ Large Bottles Discontinued ♦ Lab undergoes Facelift ♦ Computer Services Unit develops Mission ♦ NWQL Mission Statement ♦ Warehouse tracks Inventory ♦ Pratt named Technical Operations Chief ♦ New Method approved for determining Trace Metals ♦ Rerun Project Streamlined ♦ QMG assesses Mission ♦ Method developed for Automated High-Speed Low-Level Total Alkalinity ♦ Organics and QMG - a New Team Effort ♦
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