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Webinars in November on SDWARS in Preparation for UCMR4

EPA has announced two webinars (November 6 & 8 – see details below) to prepare users for processing data through the Safe Drinking Water Accession and Review System (SDWARS).  SDWARS is the data system that handles monitoring for the fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR4).  Sampling under UCMR4 begins in January.  The first webinar targets water systems users while the second covers laboratories.  State drinking water programs may want to attend the webinars to understand how labs and water systems will be handling data during implementation of the rule, so they can provide assistance if requested.
States can also set up a “state” user account via the Central Data Exchange (CDX) for access to SDWARS, so they can have access to sample results before they are publicly released on the National Contaminant Occurrence Database (NCOD).   If someone within the state already has an account, then you can nominate additional state users.  States with questions or interested in a SDWARS account should email the UCMR_Sampling_Coordinator@epa.gov.  (note: email address includes underscores that are not apparent when shown as a hyperlink).
Webinar details:
EPA will host webinars on November 6 and November 8, 2017 (the first for public water systems, the second for laboratories) to provide step-by-step instructions on how to use SDWARS 4, the electronic reporting system for UCMR 4.

  • November 6, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) – Training for Public Water Systems

Along with a general introduction to the UCMR program, EPA will address how public water systems will:

      • Add contacts and nominate users
      • Edit schedules
      • Add and edit inventory
      • Input additional data elements
      • Review analytical results

Those who wish to participate in the PWS webinar must register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7373883911473632259

  • November 8, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) – Training for Laboratories

Along with a general introduction to the UCMR program, EPA will address how laboratories will:

      • Register client list
      • Review inventory and schedule of clients
      • Upload files
      • Enter data
      • Review data
      • Nominate users

Those who wish to participate in the laboratory webinar must register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2916249367702326787 

The number of webinar connections available for the meeting is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to receive materials prior to the webinar, please register in advance. Further details about registration and participation can be found on EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program “Meetings and Materials” website at:  https://www.epa.gov/dwucmr/unregulated-contaminant-monitoring-rule-ucmr-meetings-and-materials.