Notice of Proposed Standards Activity

Volume 1 and 2 of the NELAC Institute's (TNI) Field Sampling and Measurement Organization Sector standards address "General Requirements for Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations" and "General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations." The TNI Field Activities Expert Committee (FAC) seeks to review and update both Volume 1 and 2 of the Standard. The review will encompass any Standard Comment Forms and responses from all stages of the previous standards development activity, any comments previously placed on hold during the previous standards development, Standards Interpretation Requests (SIR) resolutions and any recommendations made by FAC during the previous standards development activity for future consideration. The updates will include the new ISO/IEC 17011 and ISO/IEC 17025 requirements incorporated, in order, along with the additional normative requirements added by TNI.

Pursuant to Section 5.2.1 of SOP 2-100 v2 (available on the TNI website) input is solicited from stakeholders and stakeholder groups who may subsequently adopt this standard as accreditation bodies, may be accredited to the standard, or may use data from accredited field sampling and measurement organizations. Those who are interested in participating and providing input into this process are invited to contact, within 30 days the FAC Committee Chair, Kevin Holbrooks through e-mail holbke@jea.com or the FAC Program Administrator, Ilona Taunton, through email at Ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org. The FAC Committee will then arrange to meet with interested stakeholders by webinar.