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Department of General Services
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Department of General Services
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Regulations Governing the Certification of Commercial Environmental Laboratories [1 VAC 30 ‑ 46]
Action:
Revise 1VAC30-46 to meet 2016 TNI Standards and Update Requirements in 1VAC30-45 and 1VAC30-46
 
General Information
Action Summary 1VAC 30-46 sets out the requirements to accredit commercial laboratories that analyze environmental samples used to determine compliance with the State Water Control Law, Virginia Waste Management Act and the Virginia Pollution Control Law. 1VAC30-46 uses the NELAC Institute (TNI) standards to accredit commercial environmental laboratories. The TNI standards are revised every few years. The Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) will replace the current 2009 standards used to accredit laboratories with the 2016 TNI standards. Commercial environmental laboratories need to meet these standards in order to remain accredited under the nationally-accepted TNI program. 1VAC30-45 sets out the requirements to certify noncommercial laboratories that analyze environmental samples used to determine compliance with the State Water Control Law, Virginia Waste Management Act, and the Virginia Air Pollution Control Law. DCLS intends to revise 1VAC30-45 to include any proposed changes in the 2016 TNI Standards that provide more flexibility so that the noncommercial laboratories will also benefit. DCLS is revising both 1VAC30-45 and 1VAC30-46 to reflect lessons learned from the agency’s experience implementing the program since these regulations were previously revised (1VAC30-45, effective September 1, 2016; 1VAC30-46, effective November 1, 2015).
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 1 VAC 30-46 Regulations Governing the Certification of Commercial Environmental Laboratories Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  1 VAC 30 - 45 Regulations Governing the Certification of Non-Commercial Environmental Laboratories Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [006196]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8781 NOIRA Secretary of Administration review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Rhonda Bishton  / Director's Executive Administrative Assistant
Address: 1100 Bank Street
Suite 420
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: rhonda.bishton@dgs.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-3311    FAX: (804)371-8305    TDD: ()-

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