Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP)

MISSION: To implement a sustainable accreditation program that ensures laboratories generate environmental and public health data of known, consistent, and documented quality to meet stakeholder needs.

VISION: Through effective program implementation and continuous improvement of ELAP, California will produce the highest quality scientific data as a foundation for its environmental and public health programs and decisions.

    The Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC) was established to assist ELAP in technical matters that impact the laboratory community. The committee is composed of approximately fifteen representatives from the laboratory community and data users to speak on behalf of interested parties and certified laboratories.

  • ELTAC Mission Statement
  • ELTAC By-Laws
  • Members
  • Meetings
  • Topics

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Contact Us

  • ELAP General Email Address: elapca@waterboards.ca.gov
    Use this email address to submit your application and for questions regarding application procedures and statuses.
  • Proficiency Testing Questions: elapca_pt@waterboards.ca.gov
    For questions regarding Proficiency Testing requirements, email our PT Unit directly.
  • Technical Questions: elapca_technical@waterboards.ca.gov
    To obtain technical guidance regarding method and laboratory procedures, email our technical inbox. This inbox is also used to submit Change of Personnel requests
  • Comments:
    elapca_comments@waterboards.ca.gov
    This inbox is used when ELAP has requested comments on program reforms, proposals, and regulations development. You may also submit comments outside of those times on any topics.