Your Voice on ELAP Counts ~ Attend the Dec 18th SWRCB Meeting


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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 and public health in our communities.

I am strongly urging all lab representatives to make your thoughts on the new regulations known to ELAP and the State Water Board.

Show up at the State Board Workshop on December 18th and voice your opinions, and then put those thoughts in writing by submitting a comment letter by the deadline of 12:00 noon on December 20th.

State Water Board ELAP Hearing
Wednesday, December 18 at 9:30 a.m.
CalEPA Headquarters, Sacramento
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Thank you,
Mindy Boele
CWEA State Lab Committee Chair

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SWRCB  Comment Letter How-to

This information is directly from the SWRCB…

You may submit written comments via any of the following:

  • U.S. Postal Service:
    Ms. Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board
    State Water Resources Control Board
    P.O. Box 100. Sacramento, CA 95812-2000
  • Hand Delivery:
    Ms. Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board
    State Water Resources Control Board
    1001 I Street, 24th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Persons delivering comments must check in with lobby security and have them contact Ms. Jeanine Townsend at (916) 341-5600

Also, please indicate in the subject line and/or on the cover page of submittals: “Comments – Proposed Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Regulations.

All comments should include the author’s name and U.S. Postal Service mailing address or email in order for the State Water Board to provide any notices that may be required in the future.

Due to limitations of the email system, emails larger than 15 megabytes (MB) may be rejected and will not be delivered and received by the State Water Board.  Therefore, emails larger than 15 MB should be submitted in several separate emails or another form of delivery should be used.

The State Water Board requests but does not require that written comments sent by mail or hand-delivered be submitted in triplicate.

The State Water Board requests but does not require that reports or articles in excess of 25 pages be submitted in conjunction with the comments, that the commentator provide a summary of the report or article and describe the reason for which the report or article is being submitted or is relevant to the proposed regulation.

Please note that under the California Public Records Act (Gov. Code, § 6250 et seq.), your written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (e.g., your address, phone, email, etc.) become part of the public record and can be released to the public upon request.