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Main Title National environmental laboratory accreditation conference : constitution, bylaws, and standards.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development] ; National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/600/R-01/100
Stock Number PB2004-101319
OCLC Number 54890521
Subjects Environmental laboratories--Training
Additional Subjects Laboratories ; Environmental tests ; Organizational structure ; Accreditation ; Constitution ; Bylaws ; Standards ; US EPA ; Advisory committees ; Intergovernmental relations ; Accreditation ; History ; Purpose ; Objectives ; Quality control ; State agencies ; Federal agencies ; NELAC(National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference) ; National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference ; National Exposure Research Laboratory (US) ; Environmental protection ; Standardization ; United States ; Legal aspects ; Voluntary organizations ; Environmental Protection Agency
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJDD  EPA 600/R-01-100 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 10/04/2010
NTIS  PB2003-107725 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB2004-101319 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Chapter One provides an overview of the history, purpose and objectives of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC). The organizational structure and function of NELAC, and the roles of the various participants, form the major portion of this chapter. In addition, the Constitution and Bylaws, and the content of the five chapters which follow are briefly described. Together, these six chapters and related appendices constitute the NELAC standards. Chapter 2 contains the criteria for the proficiency testing (PT) program. Chapter 3 describes the essential elements that are to be included in an on-site assessment and the requirements for an accrediting authority conducting on-site assessments. The qualifications and requirements for assessors are described as well as the program elements to ensure uniform and consistent implementation of the NELAC standards. Chapter 4 describes the accreditation process the laboratory must follow to be recognized as a NELAC laboratory. The chapter defines the period of accreditation, and the process for maintaining, awarding and revoking accreditation. Chapter 5 and the related appendices contain the elements of the laboratory quality system. Chapter 6 defines the process and operating requirements established by NELAC for an accrediting authority to become nationally recognized. The Glossary, which is contained as Appendix A to Chapter 1, contains the definition of terms which are used throughout the standards to assure the consistency of their use and interpretation.
"EPA600/R-00-084." "May 2001." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.