If you are seeking accreditation then the first step is to read the regulations so that you can become accustomed to the requirements that will be necessary for your initial and continued accreditation.
Now that you've read up on the regulations, fill out all the required paperwork below and send an electronic copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or a hard copy to
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Environmental Services
Public Participation and Permit Support Division
Notifications and Accreditations Section
P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313
Physical Address: 602 North 5th St, BR, LA 70802
Attn: Kimberly Hamilton-Wims, PhD
In addition to the documents provided on this page you will need to submit a Quality Assurance Manual, Standard Operating Procedures for all applied methods, as well as Quality Control Data in the form of Proficiency Test Studies (If Available) or Analytical Data Packages.
Fill out the 'Scope of Accreditation Application Form' below to choose the matrix/method/analyte combinations you are seeking accreditation for. Follow this Guidance document to properly fill out the form.
If there are any matrix/method/analyte combinations that do not currently exist on the above Scope of Accreditation Application Form then use the 'New FOC Request Form' below. Use a request form for each new combination.
Please note that effective July 1, 2017 the fee schedule has been updated for all fees involved in the accreditation process. Please contact LELAP if you have any questions regarding this change.
Every year at the beginning of the Fiscal Year (July 1st), you will be responsible for paying the test category fee(s) for the test categories granted accreditation. If only one test category is sought, an "annual surveillance and evaluation fee" is included with the invoice.
Every 3 years from the fiscal year the initial application was submitted, your accreditation must be renewed and in addition to the test category fee(s) you will be responsible for another application fee.
During the Fiscal Year if you want to add new combinations to your Scope of Accreditation you will need to submit an Application Amendment Request and will be responsible for any application fee and test category fee(s) as applicable for any new test categories.