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

1VAC30-45-210. Quality assurance officer.

A. The laboratory shall have a quality assurance officer who shall be responsible for the quality system and its implementation. Where staffing is limited, the quality assurance officer may also be the laboratory manager. The quality assurance officer may be employed on a part-time basis or be a consultant.

B. The quality assurance officer shall have documented training or experience in quality assurance and quality control procedures and be knowledgeable in the quality system as defined in Article 4 (1VAC30-45-600 et seq.) of Part II of this chapter. The quality assurance officer shall have a general knowledge of the analytical test methods for which data review is performed.

C. The responsibilities of the quality assurance officer shall include, but not be limited to, the implementation and oversight of the quality system, the implementation of new quality assurance and control practices, periodic audits of the quality system in place, periodic review of final data reports, and documentation of laboratory quality system deficiencies.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1105 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2009.

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