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Laboratory Method Development Opportunity

Be a part of this exciting opportunity to contribute to the future of environmental monitoring in California!

Interested Parties:

The Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) is announcing an opportunity for laboratories to develop and validate method(s) for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Regional Board is soliciting laboratories to develop and validate new or alternative methods for the detection of nine polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and three organophosphate esters in wastewater effluent. The request letter, linked below, describes target minimum reporting levels and minimum method criteria they are seeking from any proposed methods.

The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Watershed Regulatory section will be managing requests from interested laboratories. More information may be available on the section’s webpage below.

Please feel free to share this request with other interested parties. Laboratories interested in participating should review the attached letter and reach out to the listed contacts for further information. Note that interested parties contacting the Regional Board before May 27, 2024 and providing a method for review prior to November 25, 2024 will be given priority for review and approval.


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