Pennsylvania Issues Memo on Reporting Microbiological Results

Pennsylvania DEP has published a memo regarding the reporting and notification requirements for microbiological testing of SDWA compliance samples. The memo addresses the following topics:

  • ·        Analysis Dates and Times
  • ·        Validation and Invalidation of Results
  • ·        Public Notification

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Congrats RTI!

Khemia is always pleased to see its clients do well.  Our belief is that our success can only be real if our clients succeed!  As such, Khemia would like to congratulate RTI Laboratories on its Navy contract.

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Call for Abstracts for DoD EDQW Conference

The Department of Defense Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality Workshop will be held in Portland, Oregon from April 29-30. EDQW is now accepting abstracts for presentations on topics of interest to the DoD including but not limited to:

  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Measurement Uncertainty
  • Data Validation and Usability

Abstracts should be submitted to Alyssa Wingard atawingard@dandp.combefore February 25, 2015.

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Khemia Software to Exhibit at PITTCON 2015

Come see us at Booth # 2843

LIVONIA, MICH. – Khemia Software will be onsite at PITTCON, the premier venue for the laboratory science industry, held March 9-12 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Khemia will be showing attendees  the Omega 11 Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

Not only is PITTCON a place for laboratories to acquire new equipment and tools, it also gives back to education donating nearly a million dollars annually in the form of grants, scholarships, and awards. Khemia Software is excited to be part of this informative and stimulating event which provides laboratory managers with the latest trends in technology and strategic management.

Khemia Software is a premier provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and related software solutions for testing laboratories. Founded in 1995, the organization has over 150 successful installations in environmental and industrial hygiene labs worldwide.


“This is a great opportunity for us to get out and interact face-to-face with many of our clients and to address some of the biggest needs that laboratories have for LIMS – speed, accuracy and ease-of-use,†said Khemia President Jerry Singh.

Khemia Software is offering a limited number of PITTCON attendance passes (value of $175 each) for interested attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further information, please contact Ralph Davis at (734) 513-9940 ext. 405 or We hope to see you at PITTCON at our booth 2843 to show you our extemporary product.

Visit to learn more about Omega 11.

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EPA Publishes a New List of Contaminants for Potential Regulation under the Drinking Water Program

EPA has published a draft list of contaminants that are currently not subject to any proposed or promulgated national primary drinking water regulations. These contaminants are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and may require regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. This draft list is the fourth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 4) published by the agency since 1996. This Draft CCL 4 includes 100 chemicals or chemical groups and 12 microbial contaminants.  The list is appended to this issue as Attachment 2. (2/5/15; 80 FR 6076)

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