When Are New or Novel Analytical Methods Ready for Regulatory Use?

Operational Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
Oral Presentation

Prepared by J. Oaxaca
California ELAP, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California, 95820, United States


Contact Information: jacob.oaxaca@waterboards.ca.gov; 915-449-1943


ABSTRACT

After updating California’s regulations governing environmental testing laboratories to include the 2016 TNI Standard, California’s Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) is hitting the reset on the notion of when non-standard or laboratory developed environmental testing methods are considered ready for regulatory purposes. This session seeks to inform participants of the efforts CA ELAP is undertaking to collaborate with regulatory agencies and the laboratory community to prepare guidance for approving new and novel analytical methods to address emerging or difficult pollutants of regulatory concern, and when accreditation is needed.