LA Lab Accreditation

The Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program is designed to ensure the accuracy, precision, and reliability of the data generated, as well as the use of the department-approved methodologies in the generation of that data. Laboratory data generated by commercial environmental laboratories that are not accredited under these regulations will not be accepted by the department in accordance with LAC 33:I.4501.A.2. Whenever samples are subcontracted to another environmental testing laboratory, the original laboratory shall maintain a verifiable copy the results with a chain of custody. The subcontracting procedure may not be used to circumvent proper accreditation or any state requirements. The original laboratory is responsible for ensuring that the secondary laboratory used is properly accredited for the scope of testing performed in accordance with LAC 33:I.5307.D.

 

Applying for Accreditation

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Lelap Accredited Labs *

Laboratory Scopes of Accreditation **

 * - Please note that this list also includes labs with pending accreditation

** - The laboratory accreditation data is being pulled real time from a separate server so delays in processing requests should be expected

 

Announcements

NEW!

The EPA has updated its "Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures", also known as the "Method Update Rule". The new rule was published on August 28, 2017 and will take effect on September 27, 2017. For more information please read the Method Update Rule memo. For a copy of the rule, please access this link: https://www.epa.gov/cwa-methods/methods-update-rule-2017

 

All laboratories or other individuals with questions or seeking accreditation may contact Paul Bergeron, Supervisor, LDEQ Laboratory Accreditation Program at (225) 219-3247 or Paul.Bergeron@LA.Gov.

 

Additional Information

 

Helpful Links

 
 

LELAP Staff Location Phone Fax Email
Paul Bergeron DEQ Headquarters (225) 219-3247 (225) 325-8244 Paul.Bergeron@LA.Gov
Elizabeth West Northwest Regional Office (318) 676-7457 (225) 325-8207 Elizabeth.West@LA.Gov
Lily Giles DEQ Headquarters (225) 219-3268 (225) 325-8224 Lily.Giles@LA.Gov
Kimberly Hamilton-Wims DEQ Headquarters (225) 219-3302 (225) 325-8174 Kimberly.Hamilton-Wims@LA.Gov
Grant Aucoin DEQ Headquarters (225) 219-3301 (225) 325-8179 Grant.Aucoin@LA.Gov