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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 30. Department of General Services
Chapter 46. Accreditation for Commercial Environmental Laboratories

1VAC30-46-30. Applicability.

A. General applicability. This chapter applies to the following:

1. Any owner of a commercial environmental laboratory.

2. Any owner of an environmental laboratory holding TNI accreditation from a primary accreditation body who wishes to apply for secondary accreditation under 1VAC30-46-140.

B. Acquiring primary TNI accreditation through this chapter.

1. A commercial environmental laboratory located in Virginia shall obtain primary TNI accreditation in Virginia as long as the fields of accreditation for which the laboratory seeks accreditation are offered by DCLS.

2. DCLS shall not provide primary TNI accreditation for environmental laboratories located in other states that offer TNI accreditation.

C. Voluntary accreditation. Any owner of a noncommercial environmental laboratory may apply for accreditation under this chapter.

D. Drinking water laboratory certification. An owner of a laboratory who must meet the requirements of 1VAC30-41 pertaining to drinking water laboratory certification and either 1VAC30-45 or this chapter may meet those requirements by obtaining accreditation under this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1105 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2009; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 1, eff. November 1, 2015; Errata, 32:3 VA.R. 447 October 5, 2015.

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