** - The laboratory accreditation data is being pulled real time from a separate server so delays in processing requests should be expected
The EPA has updated its "Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures", also known as the "Method Update Rule". The new rule was published on August 28, 2017 and will take effect on September 27, 2017. For more information please read the Method Update Rule memo. For a copy of the rule, please access this link: https://www.epa.gov/cwa-methods/methods-update-rule-2017
The EPA has announced that a newly proposed "Method Update Rule" for 2019 is in progress. For the link to the current status of the rule, please access this link: https://www.epa.gov/cwa-methods/methods-update-rule-2019
All laboratories or other individuals with questions or seeking accreditation may contact Kimberly Hamilton-Wims, Supervisor, LDEQ Laboratory Accreditation Program at (225) 219-3247 or Kimberly.Hamilton-Wims@LA.gov.
Fugitive Emission Testers - Fugitive emission testers performing EPA Method 21 only and no other analyses are not required to be accredited by the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program at this time.
LELAP is publishing laboratory records in the Electronic Data Management System (EDMS). EDMS is the system for LDEQ’s electronic repository of official records that have been created or received by the Department. Use the AI number of the lab in the above lists to search LDEQ’s Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) to find and review a lab’s current Certificates and Scopes of Accreditation. Data generated by an accredited lab to be submitted to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is limited to the method/parameters listed on their current Scope of Accreditation.
|Kimberly Hamilton-Wims, Supervisor||DEQ Headquarters||(225) 219-3247|
|Elizabeth West||Northwest Regional Office||(318) email@example.com|
|Lily Giles||DEQ Headquarters||(225) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joey Kieffer||DEQ Headquarters||(225) email@example.com|
NOTE: To lodge a laboratory accreditation-related complaint, contact the LDEQ Ombudsman