15A NCAC 02H .0810       ADMINISTRATION

(a)  The Director of the Division of Water Quality, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, or his delegate, is authorized to issue certification, to reject applications for certification, to renew certification, to issue recertification, to issue decertification, and to issue reciprocity certification.

(b)  Appeals.  In any case where the Director of the Division of Water Quality, Department of Environment and Natural Resources or his delegate denies certification, or decertifies a laboratory, the laboratory may appeal to the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings in accordance with Chapter 150B of the General Statutes.

(c)  The State Laboratory will maintain a current list of certified commercial laboratories.

(d)  Implementation of the October 1, 2001 changes to this Section.

(1)           All requirements of the Rules in this Section are effective on the effective date of the amendments.

(2)           Requests for the new parameters may be made by submitting a properly completed amendment form.

(3)           Laboratories subject to the amended requirements of these Rules must submit a completed application, or amendment form, within three months of the effective date of the amendments.  Laboratories submitting an application or amendment form for any of the newly certifiable parameters may analyze samples for these new parameters until the State Laboratory has issued or denied certification.  Fees for parameter additions requested during the initial three month period will be calculated as initial certification fees.

(4)           Laboratory facilities, not currently certified, that are performing analyses for Field Parameters only must submit an application within three months of the effective date of the amendments.  After submitting an application, these laboratories may continue to analyze samples until the State Laboratory has issued or denied certification.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1); 143‑215.3(a)(10); 150B‑23;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 2, 1992; July 1, 1988; December 1, 1984; November 1,1978;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002.