Just a couple of reminders with respect to EPAs mercury information collection request (ICR). Results for your first quarter coal sampling and analysis should be submitted to EPA on or before May 17, 1999. Also, if you fail to achieve the ± 30 percent statistical limit, you need to increase your sampling frequency (as per the ICR instructions) just as soon as you become aware of the failure. You should not wait until the end of the 45-day submittal period to increase your sampling frequency.
Also, if you are one of the lucky "lottery" winners and are required to conduct speciated mercury stack sampling, please note that your site-specific test plan and quality assurance project plan (QAPP) must be submitted to EPA by June 1, 1999. We have posted to our FTP library, the latest version of the Ontario Hydro Mercury Speciation Measurement Method. If you have questions about mercury speciation testing, please call Ralph Roberson or Dru Sanders at RMB.
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