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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

Karen Costa
US EPA Region 3
Fort Meade, MD
Costa.Karen@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

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


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: