ELAP

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      Announcement from the State Water Board’s ELAP office… Announcing the 2021-2022 Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC) Voting Members ELTAC provides constructive scientific advice and feedback to ELAP and the California regulatory agencies who use laboratory data to make decisions to protect the state’s environmental and public health. The 2021-2022 Committee has been built to...

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        ELAP has updated its accreditation offerings for microbiology analysis in wastewater and ambient water analysis. FOT 107: Microbiological Methods for Non-Potable Water and Sewage Sludge Subgroup Code Analyte Code Parameter Analytical Method Change 107.005 001 E. coli, Enumeration SM 9223 B-2004 Removed subgroup; duplicative with 107.013 and 107.015 107.013 001 E. coli, Enumeration SM 9223...

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          Our coverage of new ELAP regulations is sponsored by LabWork From the State Water Board Top 5 Questions People are Asking about the New California ELAP Regulations When will the new regulations take effect?  The regulations become effective on October 1, 2020. However, several new provisions will not be required immediately. Read on for more...

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            Our coverage of new ELAP regulations is sponsored by LabWork State Water Board press release… All accredited labs will be required to meet a national standard The State Water Resources Control Board today adopted comprehensive regulations to modernize the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP), which oversees more than 650 laboratories that regulate testing of drinking...

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              A Chino environmental testing laboratory has been fined $90,000 and denied renewal accreditation by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) for making false representations about a wastewater treatment facility’s compliance with permit requirements. Adopted Tuesday by the State Water Board, the fine stems from an investigation that found privately owned...

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                The State Water Resources Control Board will vote on adoption of the proposed Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program regulations at the May 5, 2020 Board Meeting. As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor’s Executive Orders to protect public health by limiting public gatherings and requiring social distancing, this meeting will occur via video and teleconference only. Instructions...

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                    Updates 4/16/20 New! Guidance on how to respond to a positive coronavirus case in the laboratory Updated! Schedules for EPA’s DMR-QA Study Updated! List of laboratories with emergency capacity Updated! Information about supply and equipment vendors State Water Board launches new website… waterboards.ca.gov/elap-covid19  The information on this webpage is based on the latest statewide and national...

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                    View our full coverage of new ELAP regulations. 03/17/20 update from the SWRCB…. The COVID-19 emergency has resulted in the recent cancellation of the State Water Resources Control Board meeting on the Proposed Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Regulations.  Consistent with these actions and Water Board guidance, the Division of Administrative Services, Fee Branch is cancelling...

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                      BACWA’s Comment letter sent to the State Water Board Dec 20, 2019. Click here to read BACWA’s full comment letter (pdf) The Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed ELAP Draft Regulations (proposed Regulations). BACWA is a joint powers agency whose members own and operate publicly-owned treatment works...

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                        December 20, 2019 Ms. Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board State Water Resources Control Board 1001 I Street, 24th floor Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: Comments – Proposed Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Regulations Dear Chair E. Joaquin Esquivel: The California Water Environment Association (CWEA) is a non-profit public-benefit organization of water professionals dedicated to education and...

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                          View our full coverage of new ELAP regulations > CWEA Lab Community, This is a critical time in the world of California Lab Regulations.  With the latest regulations package being published on October 11th, we are down to the wire with having our voices heard of how these regulations will affect our labs, our agencies...

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                            Coverage of new ELAP regulations supported by LabWorks, waterLIMS™ By Christine Sotelo Chief of CA ELAP The California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) is on a path of improvement, and we are honored to be working collaboratively with CWEA and its members on this journey. Five years ago, the State Water Resources Control Board inherited...

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                              Coverage of new ELAP regulations supported by LabWorks, waterLIMS™ By David Kimbrough Pasadena Water & Power A hundred years ago, there had been a major revolution in public health. Fatalities from waterborne diseases such as typhoid and cholera were plummeting. Chlorinated water was being delivered via pressurized pipes to houses with in-door plumbing at very...

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                                Coverage of new ELAP regulations supported by LabWorks, waterLIMS™ By Stephen Clark Past-Chair, SWRCB ELTA Committee After the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) was moved from the California Department of Public Health to the State Water Board, the Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC) was re-formulated. Updated bylaws required ELTAC to be comprised of ELAP’s...

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                                  Click here to open the November 2019 digital edition Articles include: One Way or Another Your Local Utility Lab Will Likely Soon Change Forever – an interview with three municipal California labs Profile of Lab Professional of the Year How to Get a Job in a Water Laboratory The Road Together, by Christine Sotelo, SWRCB...

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                                    Coverage of new ELAP regulations supported by LabWorks, waterLIMS™ ELAP will be one of several hot topics at AC20 in Reno. This year we are joining with the Nevada Water Environment Association in Reno to co-host several events. Reno is a fantastic city with affordable hotel rates and restaurants. This might be one of the...

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                                        Coverage of new ELAP regulations supported by LabWorks, waterLIMS™ Notice of proposed rule-making from the State Water Board, Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program office… NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) proposes to amend, adopt, or repeal the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) regulations described below after considering all...

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                                          Coverage of new ELAP regulations supported by LabWorks, waterLIMS™ This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. The Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) has released a third preliminary draft of the proposed regulations amendment text (Third Preliminary Draft Regulations text). The third draft was developed in collaboration with stakeholders with suggested changes...

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                                            Coverage of new ELAP regulations supported by LabWorks, waterLIMS™ CWEA together with five other clean water associations, known as the Summit Partners, are calling on the State Water Board to offer two options for laboratory accreditation. We would like to see both TNI and State accreditation options. The reason? TNI accreditation only will raise the...

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                                              Coverage of new ELAP regulations supported by LabWorks, waterLIMS™ CWEA submitted the following letter on the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) Preliminary Draft Regulations. ELAP comment letter: Submitted via electronic mail: [email protected] Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) Preliminary Draft Regulations Comments P.O. Box 100 Sacramento, CA 95814 Subject: ELAP Preliminary Draft Regulations Comments The California Water...