Harnessing the Challenges in Reinventing California's Laboratory Accreditation Program - California ELAP Perspective

Oral Presentation

Prepared by C. Sotelo1, L. Phelps2, A. Eaton 3, C. Godfrey, Ph.D.4, D. Kimbrough, Ph.D.5, B. LaBelle6, S. Weisberg7
1 - California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, 1001 I Street, Floor 13, Sacramento , CA, 95814, United States
2 - U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive (E243-05), , Research Triangle Park , NCs, 27711, United States
3 - Eurofins Eaton Analytical, Inc., 750 Royal Oaks Drive, Monrovia, CA, 91016, United States
4 - Montrose Environmental Group, Inc., 2323 5th Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710, United States
5 - Pasadena Water & Power, 150 S. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA, 91101, United States
6 - California Department of Toxic Substances Control , 700 Heinz Avenue Suite 100, Berkeley, CA, 94710-2721, United States
7 - Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, 3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110, Costa Mesa , CA, 92626, United States


Contact Information: Christine.sotelo@waterboards.ca.gov; 916-341-5175


ABSTRACT

Californiaís Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program has taken a journey of transformation beginning with the acknowledgment of a troubled program. The first step was to commission an Expert Review Panel to identify the programís weaknesses and chart the course for improvements. Hear perspectives from the Expert Panel, ELAP, and stakeholders as they take the road to making ELAP an effective, sustainable accreditation program.