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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 30. Department of General Services
Chapter 45. Certification for Noncommercial Environmental Laboratories
12/16/2019

1VAC30-45-200. Laboratory Manager.

Part II
Standards

Article 1
Personnel

A. Laboratory manager - general.

1. Each environmental laboratory shall designate a person to be responsible for the general oversight of the operation of the laboratory in accordance with this chapter, including the day-to-day functioning and administration of the laboratory, the technical operations, supervision of laboratory procedures, reporting of laboratory results, and implementation of any corrective actions.

2. The title of this person may include but is not limited to laboratory director, technical director, laboratory supervisor or laboratory manager.

3. A laboratory may appoint one or more technical directors for the appropriate fields of certification for which the laboratory seeks certification.

B. Laboratory manager - qualifications.

1. For an environmental laboratory that performs procedures beyond simple test procedures, a laboratory manager shall have two years of experience managing an environmental laboratory or performing the analyses for which the environmental laboratory seeks certification or both.

2. For an environmental laboratory that performs only simple test procedures, there are no qualification requirements for a laboratory manager except that the responsible official shall designate the laboratory manager.

3. A full-time employee of a drinking water or wastewater treatment facility who holds a valid treatment plant operator's certificate appropriate to the nature and size of such facility shall be deemed to meet the educational and experience requirements serving as the laboratory manager of the certified laboratory devoted exclusively to the examination of environmental samples taken within such facility system and limited to the scope of that facility's regulatory permit.

4. A full-time employee of an industrial waste treatment facility with a minimum of one year of experience under supervision in environmental analysis shall be deemed to meet the requirements for serving as the laboratory manager of a certified laboratory devoted exclusively to the examination of environmental samples taken within such facility for the scope of that facility's regulatory permit.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1105 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 25, Issue 07, eff. January 1, 2009.

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