Laboratory Accreditation System
The purpose of this Executive Committee is to manage TNIís efforts in supporting a national program for the accreditation of environmental laboratories. Activities of the Committee include developing and establishing policies and procedures, interpretations, guidance documents, and any related tools used by accreditation bodies to implement NELAP.
The LASC consists of 7 to 15 individuals with balanced representation of all stakeholder groups in TNI. To ensure that the program is implemented effectively and to address the needs of the stakeholder community, the LASC will work in cooperation with other core programs within The NELAC Institute. Specifically, the LASC:
- Will work with the NELAP Accreditation Council and the PT Executive Committee in the development of the laboratory accreditation system,
- Will work with the Consensus Standard Development Executive Committee to ensure that accreditation standards developed for this program are suitable for use, and
- Will seek the assistance of Expert Committees when developing guidance.
Conference Calls: 4th Thursday, 1:30 pm ET
Note: On June 9, 2010, this committee was renamed the Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee to reflect a change in the TNI bylaws. Documents such as meeting minutes may show the previous name of this committee, Laboratory Accreditation System Committee.
The mission of this committee is to manage TNI's efforts in supporting a national program for the accreditation of environmental laboratories. Activities of the committee include developing and/or establishing policies and procedures, standards interpretations, guidance documents, and any related tools used by accreditation bodies to implement NELAP.
Additional Resources Required
Anticipated Meeting Schedule
|Judy Morgan, Chair|
Environmental Science Corp.
Mt. Juliet, TN
|Lynn Bradley, Program Administrator|
The NELAC Institute
|Ann Marie Allen|
Plant City, FL
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, TX
Utah Department of Health
Salt Lake City, UT
New York State DOH
Pinellas Country Utilities
US EPA Region 6
Eastman Chemical Company
|Julia Sudds |
E.S. Babcock & Sons, Inc.
Review of new TNI Standards
Development of national lab accreditation database
Standard Interpretation SOP (PDF, 52KB)