California ELAP updates FOA Tables 105, 108, 117, and 133
This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board.
In response to requests from the Division of Drinking Water, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) updated its field of accreditation (FOA) offerings for drinking water, non-potable water, and wastes analysis. ELAP revised four FOA Tables: 105, 108, 117, and 133. To obtain accreditation for any of these newly added FOAs, laboratories must submit a complete application package, including a completed on-site assessment, approved corrective action plan, and acceptable proficiency testing scores. Additional application requirements can be found on ELAP's Application webpage. Table 105: Semi-volatile Organic Chemistry in Drinking Water At the request of the Division of Drinking Water, ELAP now offers PFAS analysis using EPA 533. Currently, the Division of Drinking Water’s issued Orders require the use of EPA 537.1, however, future Orders being considered may use EPA 533. It is the laboratory’s responsibility to confirm that the method utilized meets its client’s need
Fields of Accreditation Added to Table 105:
Table 108: Inorganic Constituents in Non-Potable Water
At the request of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, ELAP now offers testing for Nonionic Surfactants, also known as cobalt thiocyanate active substances (CTAS).
Fields of Accreditation Added to Table 108
Tables 117 and 133: Semi-Volatile Organic Chemistry in Hazardous Waste
At the request of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, ELAP now offers analysis for Diesel Range Organics (DRO) by GC-MS technology by EPA 8270 E. These are analytical options specified by the California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections 877.2, 878, and 879, and may not be applicable for every regulatory purpose. It is the laboratory’s responsibility to confirm that the method utilized meets its client’s needs.
Fields of Accreditation Added to Tables 117 and 133:
To view the changes to the FOA Tables, visit ELAP's Application or ELAP Forms webpage. Laboratories are encouraged to stay informed by regularly visiting the ELAP webpage for the latest announcements and to ensure that the current version of the FOA Tables are used when submitting an application.