Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
6/13/2021

Article 1. Personnel

1VAC30-45-200. Laboratory manager.

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

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.

1VAC30-45-220. Laboratory personnel requirements and management responsibilities.

A. The laboratory shall have sufficient personnel, having the necessary education, training, technical knowledge and experience for their assigned functions.

B. The laboratory manager shall ensure that the training of the laboratory personnel is kept up to date.

C. Laboratory personnel shall be responsible for complying with all quality systems requirements set out in Article 4 (1VAC30-45-600 et seq.) of Part II of this chapter that are pertinent to their assigned functions.

D. The laboratory manager shall ensure that laboratory personnel have demonstrated initial and ongoing capability to perform their assigned functions. See 1VAC30-45-730 E and F.

E. Records on the relevant qualifications, training skills and experience of the laboratory personnel, including records on demonstrated proficiency for each test method, shall be maintained by the laboratory manager.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1105 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

1VAC30-45-230. Absence of laboratory manager.

When a laboratory manager will be absent for a period exceeding 15 consecutive calendar days, the laboratory shall designate a qualified replacement to perform the manager's function.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-1105 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

1VAC30-45-240. (Reserved).

Historical Notes

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

1VAC30-45-250. (Reserved).

Historical Notes

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

1VAC30-45-260. (Reserved).

Historical Notes

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

1VAC30-45-270. (Reserved).

Historical Notes

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

1VAC30-45-280. (Reserved).

Historical Notes

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

1VAC30-45-290. (Reserved).

Historical Notes

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

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