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PFAS Analytic Tools: ECHO National Training Webinar for Government Users

On Thursday, October 15th, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm (eastern time), EPA’s Office of Compliance will provide training for EPA, state or local government employees on their Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) application for analyzing Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) spatial and temporal data in the US (PFAS Analytic Tools). This is the same product was launched in January, with a few updates since that time. Please note that this webinar is for government employees only.

In general, the analytics and resources referenced in the tool are based on national scope, and readily accessible, public information repositories. In this training, government entities will also learn how their information about PFAS can be provided in a way that will become available via the PFAS Analytic Tools. The data represented in the tool includes: ambient water quality monitoring data; UCMR3 drinking water testing data; PFAS product data; federal and state PFAS response locations; federal sites with known or suspected detections; and industry sectors that may be involved in handling PFAS. During the training, potential new data sources we also be discussed.

Register for the training webinar here: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and made available at https://echo.epa.gov/help/training.

Creating a User Login and Accessing the App on ECHO: PFAS Analytic Tools is available in the ECHO Data Visualization Gallery to ECHO-Gov users. Please visit https://echo.epa.gov/user/help to register or for issues with access. Please see the attached document with more detailed instructions for using the tool if you don’t have an ID and password for ECHO Gov.

EPA is looking for feedback: Please send your comments to Nicholas Spalt at Spalt.Nicholas@epa.gov on: 1) if the tool is useful to you?; 2) what about the tool would you change?; 3) did you find interesting results that you plan to act on – and what would your action be?