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Notice of Proposed Standards Activity9-21-2018
Notice of Proposed Standards Activity7-30-2018
Comparison on the 2003 to 2009 to 2016 Laboratory Accreditation Standards7-9-2018
TNI National Environmental Field Activities Program Executive Committee (NEFAP EC) Election Begins6-15-2018
Oregon Department of Health Seeks Accreditation Program Manager5-18-2018
Notice of Proposed Standards Activity4-19-2018
Notice of Intent to Modify a Standard4-19-2018
TNI Recognizes Oklahoma DEQ as a NELAP Accreditation Body4-4-2018
TNI Board of Directors elections begins1-19-2018
Nominations Open for NEFAP Executive Committee until February 27, 20181-18-2018

New 2016 TNI Standard11-15-2017
Final Standard and Response-to-Comments Posted for Chemistry11-11-2017
New TNI newsletter available11-10-2017
Public Discussion of Voters' Comments - November 1st10-20-2017
Nominations for 2018 Board of Directors10-18-2017
Notice of Intent to Modify a Standard9-28-2017
Voting Draft Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote through 10/15/20179-1-2017
Request for Proposal (RFP): Handbook and Training7-18-2017
Request for Proposal (RFP): Training7-18-2017
Notice of Intent to Modify a Standard7-17-2017
Asbestos Expert Committee needs members7-11-2017
Proposed Development of a 2017 Environmental Sector Standard on Quality Systems for Chemical Testing6-26-2017
Notice of Proposed Standards Activity6-12-2017
Notice of Proposed Standards Activity6-7-2017
Fields of Proficiency Testing (FoPT) Table Update - Effective 11/3/176-4-2017
Notice of Intent to Modify a Standard5-11-2017
Notice of Proposed Standards Activity5-11-2017
Fields of Proficiency Testing (FoPT) Table Updates - Effective 7/24/175-10-2017
Calculator for Relative Standard Error Available4-18-2017
TNI National Environmental Field Activities Program Executive Committee (NEFAP EC) Election Begins4-7-2017
Notice of Intent to Modify a Standard3-10-2017
Notice of Proposed Standards Activity3-1-2017
Nominations Open for NEFAP Executive Committee until 3/10/172-10-2017
TNI Recognizes Three Non-Governmental Accreditation Bodies1-28-2017
Notice of Proposed Standards Activity1-17-2017
TNI Board of Directors elections begins1-16-2017

Notice of Proposed Standards Activity12-16-2016
New TNI newsletter available11-17-2016
Nominations for 2017 Board of Directors11-7-2016
Registration Opens for Forum on Environmental Accreditation10-25-2016
2016 Laboratory Standard Now Available10-24-2016
Copy of TNI Standard for California Laboratories9-26-2016
TNI National Environmental Field Activities Program Executive Committee (NEFAP EC) Election Begins8-2-2016
Final Standards and Response-to-Comments Posted for Proficiency Testing7-27-2016
Nominations Open for NEFAP Executive Committee until 7/28/167-14-2016
WETT Fields of Proficiency Testing (FoPT) Table Update - Effective 7/31/166-28-2016
TNI Offers a Version of the DOD/DOE Quality Systems Manual combined with the TNI Standard6-27-2016
Registration Open for Basic Assessor Training Seminar in Austin, TX5-9-2016
Registration Open for Asbestos Assessor Training Seminar in Austin, TX5-9-2016
Registration Open for FSMO Training Webinar5-6-2016
Final Standards and Response-to-Comments Posted for Proficiency Testing4-12-2016
Interim Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote through 5-4-2016 - Proficiency Testing Volumes 3 and 43-22-2016
Final Standard and Response-to-Comments Posted for NELAP (Detection and Quantitation)1-22-2016
TNI Board of Directors elections begins1-19-2016
Interim Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote through 2-22-2016 - Quality Systems General Requirements1-8-2016

TNI Issues Report on the State of National Accreditation12-15-2015
Nominations for 2016 Board of Directors12-3-2015
Interim Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote through 12-6-2015 - Microbiology10-22-2015
Voting Draft Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote through 11-27-2015 - Quality Systems General Requirements10-14-2015
Fields of Proficiency Testing (FoPT) Table Updates - Effective 4/1/1610-14-2015
Proposal to Modify TNI Standard EL-V1M2 (Quality Systems)10-8-2015
Interim Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote through 11-10-2015 - Quality Systems Chemistry9-27-2015
Final Standard for EL-V1M4 Sections 1.7.1 and 1.7.2 (Calibration)9-26-2015
Modified Voting Draft Standard and Response-to-Comments for Chemistry EL-V1M48-29-2015
Interim Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote through 9-28-2015 - Quality Systems for Radiochemical Testing8-14-2015
Interim Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote through 8-21-2015 - Laboratory Proficiency Testing7-8-2015
TNI NEFAP Executive Committee Election Begins7-2-2015
Modified Voting Draft Standards and Response-to-Comments Posted for Proficiency Testing (EL-V1M1 and V2M2)6-20-2015
Final Standard and Response-to-Comments Posted for NELAP (Calibration)6-2-2015
Voting Draft Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote - Quality Systems for Chemical Testing5-20-2015
Voting Draft Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote - Quality Systems for Microbiological Testing5-20-2015
Response-to-Comments to 2012 Voting Draft Standard Posted5-14-2015
TNI Comments on the proposed Method Update Rule5-14-2015
Voting Draft Standard for PT Available for Review and Vote through June 19, 20155-6-2015
TNI Develops Five-Year Strategic Plan5-6-2015
TNI Issues Report on the Future of Laboratory Accreditation5-6-2015
Reminder - Nominations Open for NEFAP Executive Committee until 4/12/154-6-2015
Voting Draft Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote - Quality Systems for Radiochemical Testing3-31-2015
TNI Board of Directors election begins3-23-2015
Presentation of Modified Working Draft Standard - Quality Systems - Volume 1, Module 2 on April 20, 20153-20-2015
Website Update3-7-2015
Request for Proposal (RFP): Evaluating Non-Governmental Accreditation Bodies2-25-2015
Nominations for 2015 Board of Directors2-12-2015
Updated FoPT Table for Non-Potable Water Accreditation1-7-2015
Comment Period for Modified Working Draft Standard - V1M5 Microbiology1-7-2015

Comment Period for Working Draft Standard - V1M4 Detection and Quantitation12-24-2014
Register for Basic Assessor Training seminar in Olathe, KS, March 9-11, 201512-24-2014
Voting on TNI NELAP Interim Standard Open Through 1-17-201512-4-2014
TNI Seeks Contractor to Provide Evaluator Training12-4-2014
Presentation of Modified Working Draft Standard - Microbiology - Volume 1, Module 5 on December 22, 201411-21-2014
Presentation of Working Draft Standard - EL-V1M4; Section 1.5.2 (Limit of Detection and Limit of Quantitation) on December 12, 201411-12-2014
Presentation of Modified Working Draft Standard - Radiochemistry - Volume 1, Module 6 on December 5, 201411-1-2014
Voting on TNI SSAS Voting Draft Standards Open Through 11-30-201410-16-2014
Voting Reopened for Proficiency Testing Volumes 1 and 29-16-2014
Comment Period for Working Draft Standard - SSAS V1M3 (Participants)8-22-2014
Comment Period for Working Draft Standard - V1M5 (Microbiology)8-6-2014
Presentation of Working Draft Standard - SSAS V1M3 (Participants) on August 18, 20147-19-2014
Presentation of Working Draft Standard - EL-V1M5 (Microbiology Testing) on August 5, 20147-4-2014
Comment Period for Working Draft Standard - V1M6 (Radiochemistry)7-1-2014
Comment Period for Interim Standard - V1M4 (Calibration)6-27-2014
Nominations Sought for 2014 TNI Non-Governmental Accreditation Body Recognition Committee6-11-2014
Comment Period for Working Draft Standard - SSAS V1M1 (Providers)6-9-2014
Presentation of Interim Standard - V1M4 (Calibration) on June 18, 20146-3-2014
Presentation of Working Draft Standard - V4 (Proficiency Testing) on July 2, 20145-31-2014
Presentation of Working Draft Standard - V1M6 (Radiochemistry) on June 30, 20145-31-2014
TNI NEFAP Executive Committee election begins5-22-2014
FoPT Table Subcommittee Chair Needed5-21-2014
Voting on TNI PT Voting Draft Standards Open Through 6-26-20145-12-2014
Registration now open for the Environmental Measurement Symposium5-8-2014
Announcement of Working Draft Standard for SSAS5-5-2014
Protozoa Drinking Water FoPT Table Posted4-17-2014
Presentation of Working Draft Standard - Volume 33-30-2014
Modified Voting Draft Standard and Response-to-Comments Document3-29-2014
TNI Board of Directors elections begins3-23-2014
Nominations Open for NEFAP Executive Committee3-22-2014
TNI Small Laboratory Advocacy Group Survey2-24-2014
Nominations for 2014 Board of Directors2-11-2014
Updated Information Regarding California's Accreditation Program2-4-2014
TNI Publishes Position Statement on Small Laboratory Quality Systems1-24-2014
Final Program for the 2014 TNI Forum at Louisville1-22-2014
Webinar on Cryptosporidium Program1-21-2014
Stationary Source Audit Sample (SSAS) Expert Committee Proposes Tentative Interim Amendments to TNI SSAS Standard1-20-2014
Notice Regarding California's Accreditation Program1-9-2014

Changes to TNI Bylaws12-13-2013
Free Webinar - TNI'S NEW QUALITY SYSTEM FOR RADIOCHEMICAL TESTING11-5-2013
Guide for Conduct of TNI Participants in Committee Meetings11-5-2013
Request for Proposal for Contract Evaluator for NELAP10-6-2013
New Non-Potable Water FoPT Table Posted10-4-2013
TNI Chemistry Expert Committee Drafts Modified MDL Procedure8-23-2013
Free Lunch Seminars and Workshops7-19-2013
San Antonio Mission Trail Tour7-19-2013
Announcement of Modified Working Draft Standard for NELAP Proficiency Testing7-16-2013
Free Webinar on PT Working Draft Standard7-9-2013
A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSITA)6-28-2013
Notice of Proposed Standards Activity6-24-2013
Getting Started in SSAS6-21-2013
Modified Voting Draft Standard for the National Environmental Field Activities Program (NEFAP)6-5-2013
TNI's Stationary Source Audit Sample Program (SSAS) approved by EPA5-1-2013
Updated Plans for Assessor Training4-10-2013
Voting Draft Standard for NELAP Available for Review and Vote3-27-2013
FAQ on State Approval/Oversight of Cryptosporidium Laboratories Supporting LT2 Monitoring3-18-2013
TNI Board of Directors elections begin3-18-2013
NEFAP Executive Committee elections begin2-28-2013
Nominations for 2013 Board of Directors2-5-2013
Nominations Open for NEFAP Executive Committee1-10-2013

Voting on TNI NEFAP Voting Draft Standards Begins12-14-2012
Announcement of Modified Working Draft Standard for NELAP12-12-2012
Voting Draft Standards for NEFAP Available for Review11-29-2012
Changes to Laboratory Accreditation Standard Adopted by NELAP11-27-2012
New TNI newsletter available10-31-2012
Summary and Presentations from 2012 Forum on Laboratory Accreditation Posted10-18-2012
Using the TNI Standard for Essential Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Wastewater Analyses10-16-2012
Formation of Two New Expert Committees9-27-2012
TNI Board of Directors Approves Report on Corrective Action for Standards Development9-21-2012
Update on Training Courses and Webinars and Webcasts9-19-2012
Preliminary information about 2013 Forum on Laboratory Accreditation now available9-5-2012
FAQ for NEFAP Accreditation Body Evaluation Process now available8-27-2012
Comment Period for the TNI Field Activities Standard Extended to August 22, 20128-14-2012
TNI Mobile App Now Available8-4-2012
Final Program for the 2012 Environmental Measurement Symposium8-4-2012
Announcement of Working Draft Standards for NELAP Proficiency Testing7-7-2012
Announcement of Working Draft Standard for NELAP7-7-2012
Announcement of Working Draft Standards for NEFAP7-7-2012
Information on the EPA Method Update Rule6-26-2012
Webinar on Corrective Actions and Root Cause Analysis5-19-2012
Request for Proposal (RFP) for Training Course5-18-2012
Updates to Assessor Training Courses5-5-2012
Institute Review: 2nd Quarter 20124-27-2012
Registration now open for the 2012 Environmental Measurement Symposium in Washington, DC4-24-2012
NEFAP Executive Committee Elected4-16-2012
Tentative Interim Amendment to the TNI Laboratory Accreditation Standard Finalized4-16-2012
New Directors Elected4-16-2012
Updated Plans for Assessor Training3-26-2012
NEFAP Executive Committee elections begin3-24-2012
TNI Board of Directors elections begin3-20-2012
Nominations for 2012 Board of Directors2-17-2012
NEFAP Assessor Training Course2-17-2012
PT Committee Proposes Tentative Interim Amendments to 2009 TNI Standard1-14-2012
Clarification on Approved PT Providers1-13-2012
Voting on Laboratory Accreditation Standards Begins1-12-2012
Update on the Forum on Laboratory Accreditation1-12-2012

Voting Draft Standards for Laboratory Quality Systems Available for Review12-29-2011
TNI and ASI Announce Plans for Assessor Training12-8-2011
Announcing the Small Lab Handbook!11-14-2011
Institute Review: 3rd Quarter 201111-14-2011
Updated FoPT Tables for DW and SCM Accreditation11-9-2011
Information about 2012 Forum on Laboratory Accreditation now available11-2-2011
Request for Proposal (RFP) for Training10-22-2011
TNI announces preliminary NEFAP Accreditation Body acceptance9-23-2011
Updated FoPT Table for Non-Potable Water Accreditation9-12-2011
Deadline for providing comments on Quality Systems Working Draft Standard Extended to September 69-2-2011
Workshop on Accreditation Standards for Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations8-10-2011
Final Program for the 2011 Environmental Measurement Symposium8-5-2011
Accreditation Body Task Force Issues Report7-19-2011
Laboratory Quality Sytems Expert Committee Releases Working Draft Standard for Comment6-26-2011
Nominations Open for NEFAP Executive Committee6-2-2011
EPA Approves TNI Stationary Source Audit Sample (SSAS) Program5-20-2011
Registration now open for the 2011 Environmental Measurement Symposium in Bellevue, WA5-17-2011
Institute Review: 1st Quarter 20114-28-2011
Proposed Tentative Interim Amendment to the TNI Stationary Source Audit Sample Program Standard4-24-2011
TNI Comments on EPA Proposed Rule to Improve EPA Regulations4-8-2011
Guidance on Implementing the New TNI Standard4-8-2011
Proposed Tentative Interim Amendment to the TNI Stationary Source Audit Sample Program Standard4-5-2011
TNI Issues White Paper on its National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program3-30-2011
TNI Board of Directors elections begins3-21-2011
(Updated) Workshops on Implementing the New TNI Standards3-15-2011
TNI Training Needs and Opportunities Survey3-3-2011
Presentations from TNI Savannah Meeting Posted3-3-2011
Experimental FoPT tables removed from the TNI website3-3-2011
Nominations for 2011 Board of Directors2-22-2011
Detailed Agenda for TNI Forum in Savannah Posted1-21-2011
TNI Recognizes ACLASS as a Proficiency Test Provider Accreditor1-21-2011

Preliminary information about 2011 Forum on Laboratory Accreditation now available12-28-2010
Institute Review: 3rd Quarter 201012-8-2010
Vote on TNI Voting Draft Standards12-6-2010
Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to the TNI Stationary Source Audit Sample Program Standard11-27-2010
Individuals Interested in Field- and Laboratory-based Measurements Invited to Join Proposed Environmental Measurement Methods Expert Committee11-11-2010
Notice of Proposed Expert Committee Formation and Standards Development10-31-2010
NEFAP Now Accepting Accreditation Body Applications10-12-2010
Request for Proposal (RFP) for Evaluator Training10-2-2010
Presentations from TNI Washington DC Meeting Posted9-27-2010
Information on TNI's Stationary Source Audit Sample Program9-22-2010
Evaluators Needed for NEFAP9-15-2010
Clarification on Effective Date of TNI Environmental Sector Standards9-10-2010
Minnesota Approved as 15th NELAP Accreditation Body8-24-2010
Final Program for Environmental Measurement Symposium Now Available8-5-2010
TNI Board Approves Policy on Membership Ethics7-15-2010
Announcement of Working Draft Standard for NELAP Quality Systems7-13-2010
Institute Review: 2nd Quarter 20107-8-2010
TNI Board to Hold Stategic Planning Session6-16-2010
TNI Re-Aligns Governance and Operations6-10-2010
Institute Review: First Quarter 20105-18-2010
Election for the TNI Board of Directors3-24-2010
Re-Aligning TNI Operations3-11-2010
EPA's Environmental Response Laboratory Network Looking for NELAC Laboratories3-9-2010
Presentations from TNI Chicago Meeting Posted2-24-2010
SSAS Table Posted2-24-2010
Nominations for 2010 Board of Directors2-16-2010
New PT Subcommittee being formed for the development of a PT Table for NEFAP2-9-2010
Final Program for TNI Forum Chicago Published1-22-2010
FAQ for Stationary Source Audit Sample Program now available1-20-2010
Fields of Proficiency Testing Table for Non-Potable Water Updated1-13-2010
Institute Review: Third Quarter 20091-11-2010
Assessor Training Course1-11-2010

Virginia Approved as a NELAP-Recognized Accreditation Body11-19-2009
Document Library now open11-18-2009
Registration for 2010 Forum on Laboratory Accreditation Opens11-5-2009
TNI Board Adopts New Laboratory Accreditation Symbols11-2-2009
NELAP Board Adopts New TNI Standards10-29-2009
Modified Voting Draft Standard for the Stationary Source Audit Sample (SSAS) Program10-29-2009
Tentative Interim Amendments to the TNI Laboratory Accreditation Standards9-18-2009
Preliminary information about January Forum on Laboratory Accreditation now available8-28-2009
TNI Seeks Contractors for Training Courses at January Meeting8-24-2009
Final Program for the Environmental Measurement Symposium Published7-30-2009
Basic Assessor Training Course Curriculum Posted for Review and Comment7-9-2009
Detailed Information about TNI meeting in San Antonio Available7-2-2009
EPA Issues Memo outlining roles of EPA and TNI in approval of state accreditation programs
(PDF, 161KB)
7-2-2009
Voting Draft Standards for the Stationary Source Audit Sample Program5-15-2009
Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to the TNI Laboratory Accreditation Standards5-15-2009
Accreditation Body Committee Vote on Tentative Interim Amendment4-23-2009
Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to the TNI Laboratory Accreditation Standards4-20-2009
New TNI Board Elects Officers4-20-2009
New Fields of Proficiency Testing for Whole Effluent Toxicity4-17-2009
Status of Program for Accreditation for Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations (FSMOs)4-16-2009
Institute Review: First Quarter 20093-17-2009
Election for the TNI Board of Directors3-16-2009
Basic Assessor Training Class3-15-2009
Presentations from TNI's Miami Conference have been posted3-5-2009
Preliminary information about TNI August meeting now available3-5-2009
New 2003 NELAC Standard Interpretations Posted2-21-2009
Request for Proposal for Training Courses2-12-2009
Nominations for 2009 Board of Directors now being accepted2-2-2009
Interim Amendments to Laboratory Accreditation Standards Posted for Comment1-6-2009

Stationary Source Audit Sample Working Draft Standards Posted12-17-2008
TNI Membership Directory Available to TNI Members11-25-2008
Institute Review: Third Quarter 200810-26-2008
TNI Activities List Published10-13-2008
Data on PT Frequency Available10-12-2008
Free Training Course for Accreditation Bodies on October 2310-12-2008
Request for Proposal for Technical Guidance Document9-11-2008
Final Program for the Environmental Measurement Symposium8-4-2008
Final Version of 2007 TNI Standards Available7-8-2008
2008 TNI Board of Directors5-7-2008
Small Laboratory Advocate5-7-2008
Formation of the Air Proficiency Testing Expert Committee5-7-2008
TNI Announces Nominations for 2008 Board of Directors3-5-2008
TNI Publishes 2007-2012 Strategic Plan2-25-2008
New TNI Policies and Procedures Approved2-25-2008
On-site Assessment Committee Requests Comments2-25-2008