Microbiology, Chemistry, and Radiochemistry
How to Apply:
The 2016-2017 application is ready.
You will be required to acknowledge that you have READ AND UNDERSTOOD the information
that follows below. Be sure you have understood what you are agreeing to.
and/or Nevada Approval are only for parameters and approved methods required
for compliance purposes. If your 2015-16 or 2016-17 scope does not
include parameters on previous years’ scopes this may be why. Please
read the change list below and be prepared to fill out the application accordingly.
1. Standard methods will be limited to the most recent version of the method.
The edition citation will no longer appear on state of Nevada scopes.
2. When requesting EPA SW-846 methods, the revision designation will no longer
appear on the Nevada scopes. (Example 8260B will appear as 8260.)
3. Under the Mining program specific parameters not addressed in the CWA, Nevada
Approval will be issued for those parameters listed on the application.
4. For certification under the SDWA, parameters approved under 40 CFR, part
141 and part 143.4(b) (as specified in NAC 445A.54264) will be available on
5. For certification under the CWA, parameters approved in 40 CFR, part 136
(NAC 445A.0622) will be available on the application. State specific parameters
are also available.
There is no longer an “Additional Parameters” tab. Under CWA or
RCRA, if you wish to request an analyte or method that is not on the application
you will be charged a fee. (Any other individual contaminant = $200. Any other
multi-contaminant method = $400.). The Lab must make the request via email.
The request will be reviewed by the LCP Program Manager or LCP Supervisor and
approved or rejected.
Requirements for the Nevada Lab Certification Program:
Performance Test Sample:
SEE 2003 NELAC Standard 2.7.2 Initial or Continuing PT Studies
Results must be sent to us by your PT provider. The PT results must come
digitally in the Utah format so they can be downloaded into our database.
The PT Provider must be accredited by a Proficiency Testing Oversight
Body (PTOB)/PTPA that meets the TNI PTOB/PTPA requirements. All PT results
must be OK'd for release to a regulatory agency prior to the publication
of the results. A laboratory seeking to obtain or maintain certification
must successfully complete two initial or continuing PT studies for each
method within the most recent three rounds attempted. For a laboratory
seeking to obtain certification, the most recent three rounds attempted
must have occurred within 18 months of the laboratory’s application
date. A missed study will be counted as a failure.
When PTs are not available
follow these instructions
If you are an in-state laboratory you must pass an onsite assessment
by our office.
If you are an out-of-state laboratory you must have your
Certifying Authority or primary Accrediting Body send us your current
onsite report (including any corrective actions). All methods for which
you are seeking certification for in Nevada must have been assessed and
granted certification/accreditation by a recognized Accrediting Body
or Certifying Authority recognized by the State of Nevada.
Do not send in any fees until you have received an Invoice
with the exact amount required for certification and a FY 2016 invoice
Nevada fee schedule can be found here. The Fees
for the Mining Lab Approval Program is based on the CWA Fees. We cannot
begin to process your application until we have received your fees. Each
time an application amendment is requested a $500 application fee will
What is the Nevada 7-11 Test?
Information on Nevada's "7-11 Test" for
Do you analyze compliance samples for perchlorate for the State of Nevada
under the CWA or RCRA for the Bureau of Corrective Actions (BCA)? If so
our sampling protocol is detailed here.
TCLP and SPLP Certification:
- In order to be granted certification for TCLP you must submit acceptable PT results.
- You must pass PTs for 80% of the metals, volatiles or semivolatiles
to be granted certification. The example below is how the parameter
would be displayed on your scope for metals.
- Method = 1311-Metals
- Analyte = TCLP Extracted Metals
- In order to be granted certification of SPLP you must submit a copy
of your SOP for EPA 1312. It must be approved by LCP.
- You must also submit acceptable PT results for the methods which
you will be using in conjunction with the prep method.
- You must pass 80% of the metals, volatiles or semivolatiles to be
granted certification. The example below is how the parameter would be displayed
on your scope for metals.
- Method = 1312-Metals
- Analyte = SPLP Extracted Meta
The 2015-16 certifications expire on
July 31, 2016. Your fees must be submitted prior to that date. You must submit
the application in a timely manner that
allows us to review the application and send you the invoice. Allow
time for your processing of the invoice and submittal of fees.
Please submit your application as soon as possible.
clicking this link to download the application I am acknowledging that
I have read and understood the above information.