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Main Title National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation. Why, What, Where, When, Who, How.
Author Mourrain, J. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher Aug 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/182;
Stock Number PB95-124731
Additional Subjects Laboratories ; Certification ; Environmental monitoring ; Standardization ; Inspection ; Licensure ; Procedures ; Requirements ; Methodology ; Quality assurance ; Performance evaluation ; Test facilities ; Coordinated research programs ; Program management ; National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation ; Reference laboratories
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-124731 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/06/1995
Collation 8p
The efforts to establish national environmental laboratory accreditation from 1990 through 1994 are summarized. Specific information is provided in response to the most frequently asked questions: Why is a national environmental laboratory accreditation program needed; What is national environmental laboratory accreditation; Will a national environmental laboratory accreditation program replace existing programs or just be an additional required program; Who will inspect and accredit all laboratories; Will EPA approve state and third-party accreditors; Will EPA require all states to participate in the national program; Will laboratory accreditation cover all environmental programs; How will small laboratories compete if they do not wish or are not capable or being accredited in all environmental programs; How much will accreditation cost; Can accreditation accommodate new technologies and changing methods; How will the standards for national environmental laboratory accreditation be developed; What is the status of national environmental laboratory accreditation; and How can one keep informed of future developments.