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National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) Accreditation Council

The NELAP Accreditation Council consists of one individual from each recognized Accreditation Body, appointed by the Accreditation Body, and one Ex-Officio member representing EPA. The NELAP Accreditation Council has final authority for implementation of the program for the accreditation of environmental laboratories. Specifically, the NELAP Accreditation Council:

Conference Calls: 1st and 3rd Monday, 1:30 pm ET

Contact the Committee Chair or Program Administrator to participate in the calls of this committee.

Note: On June 9, 2010, this committee was renamed the NELAP Accreditation Council to reflect a change in the TNI bylaws. Documents such as meeting minutes may show the previous name of this committee, the NELAP Board.

 

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  • Implement a national program for the uniform and consistent accreditation of environmental laboratories.
  • Review and approve applications from prospective accreditation bodies to become NELAP-recognized Accreditation Bodies.
  • Periodically review all NELAP-recognized ABs to ensure their conformance to the requirements for ABs established by this organization.
  • Provide a recommendation to the TNI Board of Directors for a contractor to serve as an accreditor of PT Providers.
  • Adopt acceptance limits for proficiency testing developed by the PT Executive Committee.
  • Review recommendations from the Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee (LASC) to include new standards into the NELAP program and either approve for adoption or remand to the LASC with identification of specific issues that would preclude implementation of the standard as a result of incompatibility with existing statute or regulatory requirements that could not appropriately be changed before an AB implemented the standard.
  • Adopt policies and procedures for the Laboratory Accreditation System that are developed by the LASC.
  • Receive complaints and direct to proper body for action.
  • Ensure consistency of application of the standard by NELAP ABs.

Aaren Alger, Chair
Pennsylvania DEP
Harrisburg, PA
aaalger@pa.gov

Paul Bergeron, Vice Chair
Louisiana DEQ
Baton Rouge, LA
paul.bergeron@la.gov

Lynn Bradley, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Staunton, VA
lynn.bradley@nelac-institute.org

Lynn Boysen
Minnesota DOH
St. Paul, MN
lynn.boysen@state.mn.us

Kristin Brown
Utah DOH
Taylorsville, UT
kristinbrown@utah.gov

Celeste Crowley
Illinois EPA
Springfield, IL
celeste.crowley@illinois.gov

Bill Hall
New Hampshire ELAP
Concord, NH
whall@des.state.nh.us

Scott Hoatson
Oregon State Public Health Laboratory
Hillsboro, OR
hoatson.scott@deq.state.or.us

Sara Hoffman
Kansas DHE
Topeka, KS
sara.hoffman@kdheks.gov

Carl Kircher
Florida DOH
Jacksonville, FL
carl.kircher@flhealth.gov

Ken Lancaster
Texas Comm. on Env. Quality
Austin, TX
klancaster@tceq.state.tx.us

Michele Potter
New Jersey Dept of Environ Protect.
Trenton, NJ
Michele.Potter@dep.nj.gov

Victoria Pretti
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY
victoria.pretti@health.ny.gov

Errin Rider
Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals
Baton Rouge, LA
errin.rider@la.gov

Cathy Westerman
Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, Laboratory Certification
Richmond, VA
cathy.westerman@dgs.virginia.gov

January 25, 2017 January 9, 2017

November 17, 2016
October 3, 2016 August 8, 2016
July 5, 2016 June 6, 2016
May 2, 2016 April 4, 2016
March 7, 2016 January 27, 2016
January 4, 2016

December 7, 2015 November 16, 2015
November 2, 2015 October 19, 2015
October 5, 2015 September 21, 2015
September 1, 2015 August 3, 2015
July 16, 2015 July 6, 2015
June 15, 2015 June 1, 2015
May 18, 2015 May 4, 2015
April 20, 2015 April 6, 2015
March 16, 2015 March 2, 2015
February 4, 2015 January 5, 2015

December 15, 2014
December 1, 2014 November 17, 2014
October 20, 2014 October 15, 2014
September 15, 2014 August 18, 2014
July 21, 2014 July 7, 2014
June 16, 2014 June 2, 2014
May 5, 2014 April 21, 2014
April 7, 2014 February 3, 2014
January 6, 2014

December 16, 2013 December 2, 2013
November 18, 2013 November 4, 2013
October 21, 2013 October 7, 2013
September 19, 2013 September 16, 2013
September 9, 2013 August 19, 2013
August 9, 2013 July 15, 2013
July 1, 2013 April 15, 2013
April 1, 2013 March 18, 2013
March 4, 2013 January 16, 2013
January 7, 2013

December 17, 2012 December 3, 2012
November 19, 2012 October 15, 2012
October 1, 2012 August 9, 2012
July 30, 2012 June 18, 2012
June 4, 2012 May 21, 2012
May 7, 2012 April 16, 2012
April 2, 2012 March 19, 2012
March 5, 2012 February 21, 2012
February 1, 2012 January 17, 2012
January 3, 2012

December 19, 2011 December 5, 2011
November 21, 2011 November 7, 2011
November 7, 2011 October 17, 2011
October 3, 2011 September 19, 2011
September 6, 2011 August 18, 2011
August 1, 2011 July 18, 2011
July 11, 2011 June 10, 2011
June 6, 2011 May 16, 2011
May 2, 2011 April 18, 2011
April 4, 2011 March 7, 2011
February 22, 2011 February 7, 2011
February 3, 2011 January 18, 2011
January 3, 2011

December 20, 2010 December 6, 2010
November 22, 2010 November 15, 2010
October 4, 2010 September 20, 2010
September 7, 2010 August 16, 2010
August 2, 2010 July 21, 2010
July 7, 2010 June 21, 2010
June 7, 2010 May 17, 2010
May 3, 2010 April 19, 2010
April 5, 2010 March 15, 2010
March 1, 2010 February 1, 2010
January 27, 2010 January 20, 2010

December 21, 2009
December 10, 2009 November 16, 2009
November 2, 2009 October 19 2009
October 5, 2009 September 21, 2009
September 8, 2009 August 24, 2009
August 12, 2009 August 3, 2009
July 27, 2009 July 20, 2009
July 6, 2009 June 15, 2009
June 1, 2009 May 20, 2009
May 4, 2009 April 20, 2009
April 6, 2009 March 16, 2009
March 2, 2009 February 23, 2009
February 2, 2009 January 13, 2009
January 5, 2009

December 15, 2008 December 1, 2008
November 10, 2008 November 3, 2008
October 6, 2008 September 15, 2008
August 25, 2008 August 15, 2008
August 4, 2008 July 7, 2008
June 16, 2008 June 02, 2008
May 19, 2008 May 5, 2008
April 21, 2008 April 7, 2008
March 17, 2008 March 3, 2008
February 19, 2008 February 4, 2008
January 17, 2008 January 7, 2008

December 17, 2007
November 19, 2007 November 5, 2007
October 15, 2007 October 1, 2007
September 17, 2007 August 23, 2007
July 30, 2007 July 16, 2007
July 2, 2007 June 4, 2007
May 21, 2007 May 7, 2007
April 16, 2007 March 19, 2007
March 5, 2007 February 5, 2007
January 29, 2007 January 8, 2007

December 18, 2006
December 4, 2006 November 20, 2006

Current Projects:

Renewal of AB recognitions
Posting NELAP Accreditation Council and AAC policy decisions

Current Needs:

SOP for handling complaints against an Accreditation Body

Policies
Title Number Revision Status
Mutual Recognition Policy for Accreditation Bodies POL-3-100 0.1 Provisional
Changes to AB Operations POL-3-101 0 Provisional

Standard Operating Procedures
Title Number Revision Status
TNI NELAP Accreditation Council General Operation Procedures SOP-3-100 0.1 Provisional
Standard Interpretation SOP SOP-3-105 2 Provisional