US EPA Method 8270D specifies a procedure for the determination of semivolatiles in solid waste and ground water samples. The method specifies that all analyses must be completed within 12 hours of meeting specific MS tune criteria. In this application, the principles of fast GC were applied to analyze a typical 8270 analyte list in under 8.5 minutes. This was achieved by using a 20 m x 0.18 mm I.D. x 0.18 ìm column in combination with a rapid oven ramp rate and high carrier gas linear velocity.