Accreditation/Certification Program Profile

Pennsylvannia Department of Environmental Protection
2575 Interstate Drive
PO Box 1467
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1467
717/346-8212
   
Accreditation/Certification Program Type
NELAP STATE SDWA 17025
Other: PLAP
 
Recognizes accreditation from NELAP ABs: Yes
Accredtation required: Y
Labs required to obtain accreditation: Pennsylvania State Regulations (25 Pa. Code, Chapter 252) requires environmental laboratories performing testing on drinking water samples, non-potable water samples, or samples of solid and chemical materials to be accredited, if the purpose of that test
Reciprocity agreements: Y-NELAP state and other equivalent state programs (none at this time March 2011)
 
 
Accreditation Program Contact:   Laboratory Contact:
Aaren Alger
aaalger@state.pa.us
717/346-8212
 
Dana Marshall
epLabAccredit@state.pa.us
717/346-8212
     
 
Fields of Accreditation
DW NPW SCM Air Tissue
Other: N
 
Fees
Application fee—Initial Application for State Accreditation $750, Application fee—Renewal Application for State Accreditation $500, Application fee—Ownership Transfer or Change in Admin Info$150, Application fee—Initial Application for NELAP/TNI Accreditation $2,500, Application fee—Renewal Application for NELAP/TNI Accreditation $2,000, Application fee—Addition of Field of Accreditation $250, Application fee—Supplemental Onsite Assessment $500; Asbestos—first matrix $400, Microbiology—first matrix $500, Trace Metal Category—first matrix $550, Inorganic Nonmetal Category—first matrix $600, Volatile Organic Chemicals—first matrix $650, Extractable and Semivolatile Organic Chemicals—first matrix $1,500, Dioxin—first matrix $650, Radiochemical Category—first matrix $750, Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing—first matrix $700, Asbestos—second matrix $350, Microbiology—second matrix $450, Trace Metal Category—second matrix $500, Inorganic Nonmetal Category—second matrix $550, Volatile Organic Chemicals—second matrix $600, Extractable and Semivolatile Organic Chemicals—second matrix $1,400, Dioxin—second matrix $600, Radiochemical Category—second matrix $700, Asbestos—third matrix $300, Microbiology—third matrix $400, Trace Metal Category—third matrix $450, Inorganic Nonmetal Category—third matrix $500, Volatile Organic Chemicals—third matrix $550, Extractable and Semivolatile Organic Chemicals—third matrix $1,300, Dioxin—third matrix $550, Radiochemical Category—third matrix $650 Trace Metal Category—second matrix $500, Inorganic Nonmetal Category—second matrix $550, Volatile Organic Chemicals—second matrix $600, Extractable and Semivolatile Organic Chemicals—second matrix $1,400, Dioxin—second matrix $600, Radiochemical Category—second matrix $700, Asbestos—third matrix $300, Microbiology—third matrix $400, Trace Metal Category—third matrix $450, Inorganic Nonmetal Category—third matrix $500, Volatile Organic Chemicals—third matrix $550, Extractable and Semivolatile Organic Chemicals—third matrix $1,300, Dioxin—third matrix $550, Radiochemical Category—third matrix $650 An environmental laboratory owned or operated by a Commonwealth agency is exempt from this fee requirement, but shall apply for accreditation under this chapter. Out-of-state labs will reimburse for on-site assessment expenses.
 
Related Websites:
files.dep.state.pa.us/RegionalResources/Labs/LabsPortalFiles/2010-0610%20Chapter%20252.pdf
 
Notes
An environmental laboratory receiving NELAP accreditation from the PLAP may apply for accreditation under the remainder of this chapter for the fields of accreditation that are not included in NELAP accreditation and for which the PA DEP offers accreditation. Environmental laboratories performing testing or analysis may be deemed to have accreditation-by-rule if certain general requirements are met - see PA code § 252.6. Accreditation-by-rule.