State Water Board Accepting Applications for Critical Laboratory Advisory Committee

Apply to be on the State's ELTAC group
By State Water Board, ELAP Office, Announcements

From now until October 1, 2023, the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) is accepting applications and nominations for five vacancies on the Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC). ELAP is accepting applications and nominations for Representatives, and is looking to fill positions for two Scientific Positions, two Community Implementation Advisors, and one Accreditation Advisor.

ELAP wants a balance of viewpoints and ideas, as ELTAC has a broad range of expertise. Desirable qualifications include knowledge of analytical methods and methods development; familiarity with various types of laboratory operations, such as small and large municipal, reference, and private laboratories; knowledge of the laboratory standards and development; familiarity with laboratory quality management systems; other states’ accreditation programs; and knowledge of regulatory uses of environmental data, including data science and compliance needs. If you have expertise in one or more of these areas, we want you!

How to Apply

Submit an application package to [email protected] before October 1, 2023, with the email header: “ELTAC Application – <NAME>”.


  1. The applicant or nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
  2. The applicant or nominee’s area(s) of expertise.
  3. A summary of qualifications (1-2 paragraphs) outlining the individual’s expertise and who they would represent. Inclusion of curriculum vitae or resume is desirable.
  4. Letter of recommendation or written endorsement from an organization, association, former ELTAC member, or similar entity.