EPA Waste’s official compendium of analytical and sampling methods that have been evaluated and approved for use in complying with RCRA regulations.
The SW-846 manual provides test procedures and guidance which are recommended for use in conducting the evaluations and measurements needed to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Public Law 94-580, as amended. These methods are accepted by the U.S. EPA for obtaining data to satisfy the requirements of 40 CFR, Parts 122 through 270, promulgated under RCRA, as amended.
This manual presents the state of the art in routine analytical tests adapted for the RCRA program. It contains procedures for field and laboratory quality control, sampling, determining hazardous constituents in wastes, determining the hazardous characteristics of wastes (toxicity, ignitability, reactivity, and corrosivity), and for determining physical properties of wastes. It also contains guidance on how to select appropriate methods.
Available both on CD-ROM and as printed publications.
SW-846 Integrated Manual – CD-ROM and Printed
SW-846 Most Recent Draft Update – CD-ROM and Printed
SW-846 Most Recent Final Update
Individual Final Update Packages
CD-ROM VERSION: SW-846 Integrated Manual with Updates Through Final Update III
Version 2.0 of SW-846 on CD-ROM contains the entire SW-846 Integrated Manual with Final Updates I, II, IIA, IIB, and III already integrated including images of illustrative diagrams, chromatograms and flow diagrams. This CD-ROM, developed by EPA in cooperation with the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), eliminates the need to manually update the paper copy manual and ensures you are always working with the most current version.
With SW-846 on CD-ROM, you can:
Receive the complete, official, up-to-date, set of SW-846 methods with integrated diagrams and flowcharts on a single disc.
Search by chemical name, CAS number, method number, or keyword to find suitable methods.
View or print a page or the entire method with valuable embedded diagrams, figures, and flowcharts.
Cut and paste text, diagrams and flowcharts to update standard operating procedures (SOPs) in your own word processor.
Use the new Analyte to Crossreference Table to select recommended methods by chemical name.
A new version of SW-846 on CD-ROM containing the entire Integrated Manual is created after EPA promulgates a final update.