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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 30. Department of General Services
Chapter 41. Regulation for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water

1VAC30-41-90. Reciprocity.

A. DCLS may grant reciprocal certification to a drinking water laboratory located outside Virginia, provided the laboratory demonstrates the need to serve customers in Virginia and is certified by EPA or another state under equivalent certification criteria.

B. To be considered for certification, the applicant laboratory shall send DCLS the following:

1. A copy of the certificate and scope of certification issued by the laboratory's primary certifying or accrediting authority.

2. A list of the methods and the contaminants tested under each method for which the laboratory is requesting certification.

3. The most recent proficiency testing report for each method and contaminant combination listed by the laboratory under subdivision 2 of this subsection.

4. The fee required under 1VAC30-41-270.

5. Confirmation that the laboratory's proficiency test provider includes DCLS as a certifying authority to which the laboratory's proficiency test results will be reported.

C. Out-of-state laboratories holding National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) accreditation for drinking water that seek reciprocal accreditation for drinking water in Virginia shall apply for that accreditation under 1VAC30-46.

Statutory Authority

§§ 2.2-1102 and 2.2-1105 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 300f et seq.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2014.

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