CA ELAP Third Party Assessments (TPA) Workshop Agenda June 8, 2020


On May 5, 2020, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted comprehensive regulations for the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). The regulations include the practice of using third-party assessment (TPA) agencies as part of the accreditation process in California.

Webinar Overview

This webinar provides foundational knowledge to attendees about third-party assessment and the new ELAP regulatory requirements. Attendees will hear from ELAP staff, representatives from four TPAs, and colleagues who have experience using third-party assessment for accreditation.

Date and Time:

Monday, June 8, 2020 10:30am – Noon

Login Information

Join 15 minutes before start time at https://video.calepa.ca.gov/. No registration required.

Who Should Attend?

Laboratory Scientists, Managers and Directors, QA/QC Managers, Regulatory Affairs Managers, Senior Analysts, and anyone concerned with environmental monitoring


10:30 AM: Introduction and Logistics – Eric Yee, ELAP Quality Assurance Officer

10:35 AM: Welcome – Division of Drinking Water Executive Management

10:40 AM: ELAP Staff Presentation – Christopher Hand, ELAP Regulations Unit

11:00 AM: TPA Presentations – A2LA, ANAB, IAS, PJLA

11:20 AM: State Accreditation Body Remarks – Carl Kircher, Florida; Paul Bergeron, Louisiana

11:30 AM: Municipal Laboratory Remarks – Donna Christopher, City of Tavares

11:40 AM: Commercial Laboratory Remarks – Agustin Pierri, Weck Laboratories

11:45 AM: Closing – Eric Yee

And stay tuned – ELAP’s Third Party Assessment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will be released soon!

The attached agenda and FAQ will be posted to our new Roadmap to ELAP Accreditation webpage.

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