Accreditation/Certification Program Profile

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Box 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677
Accreditation/Certification Program Type
Other: x
Recognizes accreditation from NELAP ABs: No
Accredtation required: Y if submitting data for compliance samples
Labs required to obtain accreditation: Operational testing analyses for municipal wastewater treatment systems and water supply systems may be submitted to the DEQ by an unaccredited laboratory if, at the time of the analyses, the laboratory was operated by an individual certified by the DEQ a
Reciprocity agreements: N
Accreditation Program Contact:   Laboratory Contact:
David Caldwell
David Caldwell
Fields of Accreditation
DW NPW SCM Air Tissue
Other: N
(a)Initial accreditation $1,140.00; Interim accreditation 671.00; Renewal fee 34.00; Renewal late fee 335.00; Accreditation amendment 67.00; Fee for 1 category 470.00; Fee for 2 categories 940.00; Fee for 3 categories 1,410.00; Fee for 4 categories 1,880.00; Fee for 5 or more categories 2,350.00;Inspections -0- (b) Renewal. Fees to renew accreditation consist of the renewal application fee and the applicable category fee. ©) Public water supply system fee exemption. There is no laboratory accreditation fee for public water supply systems that pay the minimum annual public water supply regulatory service rate fee in accordance with 27A O.S. ß2-6-306.
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On February 25, 2011 the Environmental Quality Board adopted new rules for the Laboratory Accreditation Program that had been recommended by the Laboratory Services Advisory Council. These rules are currently being reviewed by the Legislature and Governorís office where they are expected to be approved. The rules have an implementation date of January 1, 2013. Chapter 301 Laboratory Accreditation rules will remain in effect until that date. The new Chapter 302 rules provide a Field Laboratory Accreditation for labs that run pH, chlorine residual, turbidity, dissolved oxygen or temperature. The new Chapter 303 rules incorporate requirements of The NELAC Institute (TNI) and will allow Oklahoma to become a part of TNIís National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.