The NELAC Institute (TNI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the generation of environmental data of known and documented quality through an open, inclusive, and transparent process that is responsive to the needs of the community. The organization is managed by a Board of Directors and is governed by organizational Bylaws.
The purpose of this program is to develop consensus standards for use by TNI's programs. This group has a support role in assisting other programs with activities such as guidance and standards interpretation.
One of the ways that TNI fosters the generation of data of known and documented quality is through the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, or NELAP. The purpose of this program is to establish and implement a program for the accreditation of environmental laboratories.
The purpose of the Proficiency Testing Program is to establish and maintain a national PT program to support TNI’s National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, and other activities.
The purpose of the National Environmental Field Activities Program (NEFAP) Executive Committee is to establish and implement an accreditation program for field sampling and measurement organizations (FSMOs).
The purpose of the Stationary Source Audit Sample Program is to develop consensus standards for the manufacture and analysis of audit samples for source emission testing.
TNI hosts live and on-demand training on a variety of topics of interest to the environmental measurement community. TNI also hosts two regularly scheduled meetings per year, typically in January and August. Both are a week long and involve open meetings of TNI committees as well as training courses and other special sessions.
|Item Posted||Date Posted|
|Minutes: Chemistry Expert Committee (October 3, 2018)||11-9-2018|
|Minutes: Laboratory Proficiency Testing Committee (October 5, 2018)||11-9-2018|
|Minutes: Advocacy (September 6, 2018)||11-7-2018|
|Minutes: Advocacy (October 4, 2018)||11-7-2018|
|News: Nominations for 2019 Board of Directors||11-5-2018|
|News: Revised Small Laboratory Handbook Pubished||10-18-2018|
|Minutes: Chemistry Expert Committee (August 6, 2018)||10-18-2018|
|Minutes: Consensus Standards Development Executive Committee (November 9, 2017)||10-18-2018|
|Minutes: Laboratory Proficiency Testing Committee (September 7, 2018)||10-18-2018|