26.08.05.08

.08 On-Site Evaluation.

A. The Department may perform announced, or unannounced, on-site evaluations of the premises and operations of a water quality laboratory that is currently certified or that has applied for certification.

B. During an on-site evaluation, the Department may evaluate the adequacy of the quality assurance program, qualifications of personnel, adequacy of equipment, adequacy of the supervision, and compliance with these regulations.

C. An in-State water quality laboratory may not analyze regulated drinking water contaminants until the Department has conducted an on-site evaluation.

D. The Department may revoke the certification of a laboratory that refuses access for the on-site evaluation.

E. The water quality laboratory shall notify the Department of any on-site evaluations performed by other states or third-party organizations that include the review of drinking water test methods.