Accreditation/Certification Program Profile

Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Forbes Field, Bldg 740
1000 SW Jackson
Topeka, KS 66620-0001
785/296-1500
   
Accreditation/Certification Program Type
NELAP STATE SDWA 17025
Other:  
 
Recognizes accreditation from NELAP ABs: Yes
Accredtation required: Y if submitting data for compliance under SDWA, CWA, RCRA
Labs required to obtain accreditation: All environmental laboratories performing analysis to comply with permit requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Reciprocity agreements: Y-NELAP states
 
 
Accreditation Program Contact:   Laboratory Contact:
Myron Gunsalus
ngunsalus@kdheks.gov
785/291-3162
 
Myron Gunsalus
ngunsalus@kdheks.gov
785/291-3162
     
 
Fields of Accreditation
DW NPW SCM Air Tissue
Other: N
 
Fees
(1) The accreditation fees for primary accreditation for laboratories located in the state of Kansas shall be as follows: (A) (i) $1,000.00 for aquatic toxicity; (ii) $300.00 for microbiology field of accreditation for one scope of accreditation and $500.00 for more than one scope of accreditation; (iii) $500.00 for metal field of accreditation for each scope of accreditation; (iv) $1,000.00 for organic chemistry field of accreditation for each scope of accreditation; (v) $500.00 for inorganic chemistry field of accreditation for each scope of accreditation; and (vi) $1,000.00 for radiochemistry field of accreditation for each scope of accreditation; (B) $200.00 for each supplemental accreditation; and (C) $200.00 for each laboratory operating more than one facility in different physical locations and accredited under the same certificate, in addition to any of the accreditation fees. (2) The accreditation fee for primary accreditation for each laboratory located out of the state of Kansas shall be $1,750.00 for each scope of accreditation. The laboratory shall be responsible for all fees and expenses for the assessment of the laboratory that are paid by the laboratory directly to a third-party assessor contracted by the department. (3) The accreditation fee for each laboratory accredited by reciprocity shall be $1,250.00 for each scope of accreditation. (4) The accreditation fees for each field laboratory shall be $200.00 for one field of accreditation and $350.00 for more than one field of accreditation.
 
Related Websites:
www.kdheks.gov/envlab/download/2010/State_of_Kansas_Regulations.pdf
 
Notes
The role of the Kansas Environmental Laboratory Improvement Office (ELIPO) is to accredit environmental laboratories performing analysis to comply with permit requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Laboratories located outside of Kansas shall not be approved as field laboratories only Chlorine;dissolved oxygen;hydrogen ion (pH);sulfite; temperature; turbidity.)