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About Region 3's Laboratory and Field Services at EPA's Environmental Science Center

What We Do

Region 3's Office of Analytical Services and Quality Assurance, housed in the EPA Environmental Science Center (ESC) in Fort Meade, Maryland, provides laboratory and technical services for Region 3's air, water and waste programs. The lab:

  • is responsible for analytical services, site/project level data quality assurance, data management and integration;
  • provides both routine and non-routine laboratory analysis; and
  • plays a major role in quality assurance of all Regional data collection and analysis.

The ESC also houses: