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Laboratory Certification

            Certified SDWP and VELAP Laboratory Listing (Updated 7/2/2014)

The Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) grants certification of public and private drinking water microbiology and chemistry laboratories in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Laboratories are inspected by DCLS to ensure compliance with quality control practices under Federal and Virginia Safe Drinking Water Program (SDWP) regulations. These regulations include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water (EPA 815-R-05-004) and Chapter 41, Section 10 through 500 of the Code of Virginia. DCLS also inspects tuning fork laboratories in the Commonwealth of Virginia through carefully planned inspections to ensure compliance with quality control practices under regulations and criteria for laboratories performing calibration of tuning forks under Sections 46.2-882, 19.2-187, and 2.2-1112 of the Code of Virginia. The certification inspections are conducted by DCLS Laboratory Certification Officers (COs). The microbiology and chemistry COs are required to have successfully completed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Laboratory Certification Officer courses for Microbiology, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry, respectively.

DCLS also certifies out-of-state laboratories participating in the state reciprocal agreement program under the Commonwealth of Virginia Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Each out-of-state laboratory requesting reciprocal certification under the Safe Drinking Water program in the Commonwealth of Virginia is evaluated on an individual basis. Each laboratory must demonstrate a need to serve customers in Virginia. Laboratories must also be currently certified by EPA or the EPA approved certifying authority of that state. DCLS requirements for initial certification of reciprocal laboratories are outlined in 1VAC30-41-90, Reciprocity.

The Regulation for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water (1VAC30-41), the protocol for tuning fork laboratory certification and the requirements for initial reciprocal drinking water laboratory certification are provided for your use. Please select from one or more of the following:

 

NOTICES
Adobe PDF  Fees for Drinking Water Certification 2014-2015
Adobe PDF  Drinking Water Certification and 1VAC30-46 (4/30/12)
Adobe PDF  Certification of Laboratories Testing for Cryptosporidium under 1VAC30-41 (6/24/2014)
Adobe PDF  Final Regulation Publication and Major Changes: Repeal of 1VAC30-40 and Addition of 1VAC30-41 (3/3/2014)
 
DRINKING WATER CERTIFICATION: REGULATION AND INCORPORATED REFERENCES
Adobe PDF  1VAC30-41, Table of Contents
Adobe PDF  1VAC30-41, Regulation for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water, effective May 1, 2014
 
 •    EPA Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water, 5th Edition

http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/methods/pdfs/manual_labcertification.pdf

 
 •    EPA Supplement 1 to the Fifth Edition of the Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water

http://water.epa.gov/scitech/drinkingwater/labcert/upload/2008_07_01_methods_manual_labcertification_supplement_5th-ed.pdf

 
DRINKING WATER CERTIFICATION
Adobe PDF  Drinking Water Certification Notice Regarding 22nd Edition Approval for SDWA Testing (7/17/13)
Adobe PDF  Drinking Water Proficiency Testing Timeline Update 12/15/2010
Adobe PDF  Fees for Drinking Water Certification 2014-2015
  Standard Methods SDWA Crosswalk (updated 11/16/13)
 
DRINKING WATER CERTIFICATION INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION FORMS  
  Drinking Water Certification Application (Updated 6/17/14)
Adobe PDF  Drinking Water Certification Application (Updated 6/17/14)
  Chemistry Instrumentation and Equipment Form
Adobe PDF  Chemistry Instrumentation and Equipment Form
  Micro Equipment and Supply Form
Adobe PDF  Micro Equipment and Supply Form
  Personnel Form
Adobe PDF  Personnel Form
  Fee Payment form
Adobe PDF  Fee Payment form
  Drinking Water Certification Fee Calculation Worksheet
 
TUNING FORK CERTIFICATION
Adobe PDF  Tuning Fork Certification Protocol (updated 8/19/2013)
  Tuning Fork Application
Adobe PDF  Tuning Fork Application
  Tuning Fork Personnel List
Adobe PDF  Tuning Fork Personnel List
  Tuning Fork Equipment List
Adobe PDF  Tuning Fork Equipment List
  Tuning Fork Inspection Checklist (updated 11/5/2012)
Adobe PDF  Tuning Fork Inspection Checklist (updated 11/5/2012)
  Fee Payment form
Adobe PDF  Fee Payment form

                       

         Links:

VDH Office of Drinking Water
Approved Drinking Water Testing Methods
EPA LabCert Bulletin

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