Expired Drinking Water Laboratory Accreditation
Section 64415(a) of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) requires that analyses pursuant to Chapter 15 “Domestic Water Quality and Monitoring Regulations” be performed by environmental laboratories accredited by the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). To maintain accreditation, a laboratory must comply with the application requirements as cited in the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Act Sections 100825-100920 and California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 19. ELAP accreditation is valid for only two years. If a laboratory does not apply for renewal at least 90 days prior to the expiration of its current accreditation, the certificate may expire, and the laboratory will no longer be accredited (CCR §64805(d)). Laboratories must also meet regulatory requirements implemented by ELAP to remain accredited for drinking water analyses. ELAP may rescind accreditation if a laboratory is unable to meet these requirements.
What is a water system’s responsibility?
It is a water system’s responsibility to ensure its laboratory is accredited to perform the analyses for its monitoring requirements. Failure to have compliance samples analyzed by an ELAP-accredited laboratory could result in a monitoring violation requiring public notification and a requirement to resample (California Code of Regulations Section 64415(a)). Note that use of an unaccredited laboratory for services other than drinking water quality compliance analyses is not affected by loss of accreditation.
Below is a list of laboratories who are no longer accredited to perform drinking water analyses.
|LABORATORIES NO LONGER ACCREDITED TO PERFORM DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS|
|Certificate Number||Laboratory Name||Street Address||City||State||Zip Code||Expiration Date|
|1762||City of Grass Valley||556 “C” Freeman Lane||Grass Valley||CA||95945||6/1/2019|
|2655||City of Benicia||101 Water Way||Benicia||CA||94510||6/1/2019|
|2652||Exova, Inc.||9240 Santa Fe Springs Rd.||Santa Fe Springs||CA||90670||6/1/2019|
|2811||AIH Laboratory||2556 W. Woodland Drive||Anaheim||CA||92801||10/27/2018|
|2442||Travis Air Force Base Water Laboratory||106 Bodin Circle Bldg 791||Travis Air Force Base||CA||94535||11/1/2019|
|2938||TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. – Nashville||2960 Foster Creighton Dr.||Nashville||TN||37204||11/1/2019|
|1657||A & L Western Laboratories||1311 Woodland Ave., Suite 1||Modesto||CA||95351||11/1/2019|
|1786||Kings County Public Health Laboratory||330 Campus Dr.||Hanford||CA||93230||10/5/2019|
|1286||Dr. Joe Waidhofer Water Treatment Plant Laboratory||6767 East Main St.||Stockton||CA||95215||1/1/2019|
|1832||George Kriskoff Water Treatment Plant – City of Sacramento||400 North Harbor Blvd.||West Sacramento||CA||95605||1/1/2019|
|2807||Foster Farms||901 Davis St.||Livingston||CA||95334||12/1/2018|
|1771||Stanislaus County Public Health Laboratory||820 Scenic Drive||Modesto||CA||95350||7/1/2018|
|2978||ChromaDex Analytics, Inc.||2830 Wilderness Place||Boulder||CO||80301||6/1/2018|
|2627||California Men’s Colony Water Treatment Plant||CHORRO Valley Road||San Luis Obispo||CA||93409||2/1/2016|
|1520||City of Hollister Treatment Plant||2690 San Juan Hollister Road||Hollister||CA||95023||6/1/2018|
Online Laboratory Accreditation Status Lookup Tool
To check the accreditation status of your water system’s laboratory, visit the map on ELAP’s webpage at www.waterboards.ca.gov/elap. Instructions for using the map are found on this web page under: Online Laboratory Lookup Tool.
- Go to www.waterboards.ca.gov/elap. Click the link next to “LOOKING FOR A LAB?” to go to ELAP’s GIS Map.
- Type the name of a laboratory into the search box in the upper left corner and click the magnifying glass icon to search.
- When you have located the laboratory, click on the “More info” link next to the FOT list in the laboratory’s information box.
- The laboratory’s Accredited Fields of Testing (FOT) List will appear. Verify the expiration date and that the list contains the analyses for which the laboratory is providing services to your agency.