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Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee

The purpose of this Executive Committee is to manage TNI's efforts in supporting a national program for the accreditation of environmental laboratories. Activities of the Committee include developing and establishing policies and procedures, interpretations, guidance documents, and any related tools used by accreditation bodies to implement NELAP.

The LASC consists of 7 to 15 individuals with balanced representation of all stakeholder groups in TNI. To ensure that the program is implemented effectively and to address the needs of the stakeholder community, the LASC will work in cooperation with other core programs within The NELAC Institute. Specifically, the LASC:

  • Will work with the NELAP Accreditation Council and the PT Executive Committee in the development of the laboratory accreditation system,
  • Will work with the Consensus Standard Development Executive Committee to ensure that accreditation standards developed for this program are suitable for use, and
  • Will seek the assistance of Expert Committees when developing guidance.

Conference Calls: 2nd Friday, 12:00 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 Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee to reflect a change in the TNI bylaws. Documents such as meeting minutes may show the previous name of this committee, Laboratory Accreditation System Committee.

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Mission Statement

The mission of this committee is to manage TNI's efforts in supporting a national program for the accreditation of environmental laboratories. Activities of the committee include developing and/or establishing policies and procedures, standards interpretations, guidance documents, and any related tools used by accreditation bodies to implement NELAP.

Objectives

  • Will work in cooperation with the NELAP Accreditation Council to assist in implementing this program.
  • Will work with the Consensus Standard Development Program Executive Committee to ensure that accreditation standards developed for this program are suitable for use, and
  • Will see the assistance of Expert Committees, the PT Executive Committee, and the Technical Assistance Committee as appropriate for standards interpretations, guidance documents and related tools.

Success Measures

  • Developed the Standards Interpretation Request SOP 5-101
  • Provided recommendations to NELAP Board on TNI standards

Key Milestones

  • Assure successful implementation of the TNI standards

Considerations



Available Resources

  • Other TNI Committees (Expert and Support) for changes to the modules
  • Volunteer committee members
  • Existing national and international consensus-based standards
  • EPA Cooperative Agreement
  • TNI Website
  • Participating organizations
  • Other entities as the committee sees fit, that pertain to our mission

Additional Resources Required

  • Web-based teleconferencing services
  • Effective and accessible member database

Anticipated Meeting Schedule

  • Monthly Committee Teleconferences (Fourth Monday of each month by teleconference at noon E.S.T.)
  • Additional teleconference scheduled as necessary
  • Committee meetings during semiannual TNI Forums

Judy Morgan, Chair
Pace Analytical
Mt. Juliet, TN
judy.morgan@pacelabs.com

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

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

JoAnn Boyd
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, TX
jboyd@swri.org

David Caldwell
Oklahoma DEQ
Oklahoma City, OK
David.Caldwell@deq.ok.gov

Sumy Cherukara
US EPA Region 2
Edison, NJ
cherukara.sumy@epa.gov

Jack Farrell
Analytical Excellence, Inc.
Altamonte Springs, FL
aex@ix.netcom.com

Myron Gunsalus
Kansas DHE
Topeka, KS
ngunsalus@kdheks.gov

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

Betsy Kent
Reedy Creek Improvement Dist.
Lake Buena Vista, FL
betsy.kent@rcid.dst.fl.us

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

Harold Longbaugh
Wastewater Operations Laboratory, City of Houston
Houston, TX
harold.longbaugh@houstontx.gov

Dorothy Love
Lancaster Labs
Lancaster, PA
dorothylove@eurofinsus.com

Mitzi Miller
Dade Moeller & Assoc
Knoxville, TN
mitzi.miller@moellerinc.com

William Ray
William Ray Consulting LLC
Martinez, CA
bill_ray@williamrayllc.com

Nick Straccione
EMSL Analytical
Cinnaminson, NJ
nstraccione@emsl.com


March 28, 2017 February 28, 2017
January 25, 2017

November 12, 2016 October 25, 2016
September 27, 2016 August 8, 2016
July 26, 2016 June 28, 2016
May 24, 2016 March 22, 2016
February 18, 2016 January 27, 2016

December 22, 2015
November 24, 2015 October 27, 2015
September 22, 2015 August 25, 2015
July 28, 2015 June 23, 2015
May 26, 2015 April 28, 2015
February 24, 2015 February 4, 2015
January 27, 2015

December 23, 2014 November 25, 2014
October 28, 2014 September 23, 2014
July 22, 2014 June 17, 2014
May 27, 2014 April 22, 2014
March 25, 2014 March 25, 2014
February 25, 2014 January 29, 2014

November 26, 2013
October 22, 2013 September 24, 2013
August 27, 2013 August 7, 2013
July 23, 2013 June 25, 2013
April 23, 2013 March 26, 2013
February 27, 2013 January 16, 2013

December 14, 2012
November 7, 2012 October 3, 2012
September 5, 2012 August 9, 2012
August 1, 2012 February 27, 2012
January 31, 2012

December 21, 2011 August 18, 2011
July 25, 2011 June 6, 2011
April 25, 2011 March 28, 2011
February 28, 2011 February 2, 2011

December 20, 2010
November 29, 2010 October 25, 2010
September 27, 2010 August 23, 2010
April 9, 2010 March 12, 2010
January 27, 2010

December 11, 2009 November 20, 2009
October 9, 2009 September 11, 2009
July 10, 2009 June 12, 2009
May 8, 2009 April 17, 2009
March 27, 2009 February 13, 2009
January 14, 2009 January 7, 2009

December 12, 2008
November 14, 2008 October 24, 2008
October 10, 2008 September 26, 2008
September 18, 2008 September 12, 2008
September 05, 2008 August 22, 2008
August 14, 2008 August 8, 2008
July 11, 2008 May 9, 2008
March 14, 2008 February 8, 2008
January 17, 2008

November 9, 2007 October 12, 2007
September 14, 2007 August 24, 2007
June 8, 2007 May 11, 2007
April 13, 2007 March 9, 2007
February 9, 2007 January 31, 2007
January 12, 2007

December 14, 2006

Current Projects:
Review of new TNI Standards
Development of national lab accreditation database

Current Needs: