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Chemistry Expert Committee

The mission of this committee is to improve the technical quality of environmental testing methodologies by providing tools (e.g., detection, quantitation and calibration) that assure the quality of data, which may be adopted by federal and state regulatory agencies. It is important that a balance between impact on laboratories and improvement in technical quality be maintained during this process.

Conference Calls: 1st Friday, 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

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

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Mission Statement: To improve the technical quality of environmental testing methodologies by providing tools (e.g., detection, quantitation and calibration) that assure the quality of data, which may be adopted by federal and state regulatory agencies. It is important that a balance between impact on laboratories and improvement in technical quality be maintained during this process.

Objectives:

  • Create and adopt standards to support a strong technical approach to quantitation.
  • Create and adopt standards to support a strong technical approach to detection.
  • Create and adopt standards to support a strong technical approach to calibration.
  • Develop standards that are useable across various EPA and state programs.

Success Measures:
Adoption of standards into TNI requirements for laboratory accreditation

Considerations:

  • Developed tools should address: data comparability; flexible methods assessment; statistical assessment; uncertainty.
  • Any standard developed should incorporate data quality objectives.
  • Effective communication of standards and tools

Available Resources:
Committee members are volunteers. Some travel money to attend biannual Forum on Laboratory Accreditation

Additional Resources Required:
Funding to test tools that are developed

Anticipated Meeting Schedule:
Monthly conference calls. Periodic face-to face meetings

Ken Jackson, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Ballston Spa, NY
ken.jackson@nelac-institute.org

Francoise Chauvin
New York City DEP
Flushing, NY
francoisec@dep.nyc.gov

Eric Davis
Austin Water Utility
Eric.Davis@austintexas.gov

Deb Gaynor
Phoenix Chemistry Services
N. Ferrisburgh, VT
dgaynor@phoenixchemistryservices.com

Scott Siders
PDC Laboratories, Inc.
Peoria, IL
ssiders@pdclab.com

Valerie Slaven
Teklab Inc.
Collinsville, IL
mslaven@teklabinc.com

Gale Warren
NYSDOH ELAP
Jamesville, NY
ggw01@health.state.ny.us

Colin Wright
Florida DEP
Tallahassee, FL
colin.wright@dep.state.fl.us


January 24, 2017

June 24, 2016 May 27, 2016
April 29, 2016 April 1, 2016
March 4, 2016 January 26, 2016
January 15, 2016

December 18, 2015 November 20, 2015
November 6, 2015 October 23, 2015
September 25, 2015 August 7, 2015
July 24, 2015 July 14, 2015
July 10, 2015 April 24, 2015
April 10, 2015 April 2, 2015
March 20, 2015 March 13, 2015
February 27, 2015 February 13, 2015
February 3, 2015 January 23, 2015
January 9, 2015

December 12, 2014 November 14, 2014
October 10, 2014 October 3, 2014
September 19, 2014 September 5, 2014
August 22, 2014 August 4-5, 2014
July 25, 2014 July 11, 2014
June 27, 2014 June 13, 2014
May 30, 2014 May 16, 2014
April 25, 2014 April 11, 2014
March 14, 2014 February 28, 2014

November 22, 2013
November 15, 2013 November 1, 2013
October 17, 2013 October 3, 2013
September 19, 2013 September 5, 2013
June 28, 2013 June 14, 2013
May 31, 2013 May 10, 2013
April 26, 2013 April 12, 2013
March 28, 2013 March 15, 2013
March 1, 2013 February 1, 2013
January 16, 2013 January 4, 2013

December 14, 2012
November 30, 2012 November 16, 2012
November 2, 2012 October 19, 2012
October 5, 2012 September 21, 2012
September 7, 2012 August 24, 2012
August 7, 2012 July 20, 2012
June 22, 2012 June 1, 2012
May 18, 2012 May 4, 2012
April 6, 2012 March 30, 2012
March 2, 2012 February 17, 2012
January 31, 2012 January 6, 2012

December 2, 2011
November 4, 2011 October 7, 2011
September 9, 2011 August 9, 2011
July 8, 2011 June 3, 2011
May 6, 2011 April 1, 2011
March 9, 2011 February 3, 2011
January 7, 2011 December 2, 2010
October 26, 2010