15A NCAC 18A .0704       LABORATORY PROCEDURES

(a)  The laboratory and the laboratory operator shall be approved by the Division.

(b)  The laboratory shall conduct routine bacterial examinations of process water and shellfish, and special examinations when necessary or required in accordance with Rule .0706 of this Subchapter.

(c)  Bacterial examinations of shellfish and sea water shall be made in accordance with "Recommended Procedures for Examination of Sea Water and Shellfish", American Public Health Association, Inc., which is adopted by reference in accordance with G.S. 150B‑14(c), or other methods approved by the Division.  A copy of this publication is available for inspection at the Shellfish Sanitation Office, Marine Fisheries Building, Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557.

(d)  All other physical, chemical, or biological tests shall be conducted according to "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Waste Water", prepared and published by American Public Health Association, American Water Works Association, and Water Pollution Control Federation, which is adopted by reference in accordance with G.S. 150B‑14(c), or other methods approved by the Division.  A copy of this publication is available for inspection at the Shellfish Sanitation Office, Fisheries Building, Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑230;

Eff. February 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1991; September 1, 1990.