California Water Board Adopts News Requirements for Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) – IAS Supports State with Training & Assessments
The California State Water Resources Control Board adopted comprehensive regulations in their meeting on May 5, 2020 to modernize the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP), which oversees more than 650 laboratories that regulate testing of drinking water, wastewater discharges and hazardous waste cleanup sites throughout California. The new regulations require accredited laboratories to implement a nationally accepted standard, called the NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard, for managing all factors that potentially can affect the quality of lab results – from the quality of supplies and equipment to the training of laboratory staff.
The International Accreditation Service (IAS) is the only California-based Non-governmental Accreditation Body recognized to provide third-party assessments and accreditation to the TNI Standard. IAS is working with laboratories in California seeking to meet the new state requirements. IAS is also offering a series of webinars to educate laboratories about the California ELAP requirements and the 2016 TNI Standard.
Learn more about IAS Accreditation
Register for the free IAS California ELAP Regulations Webinar, May 22
Read the California Water Boards News Release