ELTAC Membership

Starting July 1, 2023 and ending October 1, 2023, the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) is accepting applications and nominations for five vacancies on the Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC).

ELTAC is a multidisciplinary committee that assists, advises, and makes recommendations regarding technical, scientific and administrative matters concerning accreditation or certification of environmental laboratories, and provides an exchange of information and dialogue between the laboratory community, California regulatory agencies, data users, and ELAP. ELAP is accepting applications and nominations for Representatives, and is looking to fill positions for two Scientific Positions, two Community Implementation Advisors, and one Accreditation Advisor. In order to ensure a balance of viewpoints and ideas, the committee needs a broad range of expertise, including knowledge of analytical methods and methods development; familiarity with various types of laboratory operations, such as small and large municipal, reference, and private laboratories; knowledge of the laboratory standards and development; familiarity with laboratory quality management systems; other states’ accreditation programs; and knowledge of regulatory uses of environmental data, including data science and compliance needs. If you have expertise in one or more of these areas, we want you!

How to Apply

Submit an application package to Christopher.Hand@waterboards.ca.gov before October 1, 2023 with the email header: “ELTAC Application - "NAME"”. Include:

  1. The applicant or nominee's full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
  2. The applicant or nominee's area(s) of expertise.
  3. A summary of qualifications (1-2 paragraphs) outlining the individual's expertise and who they would represent. Inclusion of curriculum vitae or resume is desirable.
  4. Letter of recommendation or written endorsement from an organization, association, former ELTAC member or similar entity.