.14 Expiration and Renewal of Certification.

A. Expiration Date.

(1) Certification expires on the date shown on the certificate and is renewable annually.

(2) The expiration date of a certificate may be amended upon the written request of a water quality laboratory and the approval of the Certification Authority.

B. Annual Certification. The Department shall notify a water quality laboratory not less than 120 days before the expiration date shown on the face of the existing certificate that the laboratory shall submit a renewal application and fees, as applicable.

C. A water quality laboratory shall submit an application and fees, as applicable, for renewal of its certification annually at least 90 days prior to the expiration date on the certificate.

D. A water quality laboratory that has an expired certification may not analyze drinking water compliance samples.