The Environmental Monitoring Coalition

Public and Private Environmental/ Public Health Laboratory Partnerships
Oral Presentation

Prepared by

Contact Information: jerry.parr@nelac-institute.org; 817-598-1624


ABSTRACT

The US Environmental Protection Agency created the Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) on July 1, 1995 to enhance EPA’s measurement programs and to facilitate the operation and expansion of a national environmental accreditation program. In the past 25 years, ELAB produced over 30 reports on a variety of topics relating to relating to environmental measurements. On October 17, 2019 the EPA, as part of Executive Order 13875, Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees, disbanded ELAB. In response to this action, four organizations, the American Council of Independent Laboratories, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, The NELAC Institute, and the Water Environment Federation came together and created a new group, the Environmental Monitoring Coalition, to continue the work of ELAB. This presentation will discuss the purpose, objectives, composition, and procedure of the Coalition.