** - The laboratory accreditation data is being pulled real time from a separate server so delays in processing requests should be expected
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 May 19, 2021 and will take effect on July 19, 2021. 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-2021
All laboratories or other individuals with questions or seeking accreditation may contact Paul Bergeron, Environmental Scientist Manager, LDEQ Laboratory Accreditation Program at (225) 219-0789 or Paul.Bergeron@LA.GOV.
Fugitive Emission Testers - Fugitive emission testers performing EPA Method 21 only and no other analyses are not required to be accredited by the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program at this time.
LELAP is publishing laboratory records in the Electronic Data Management System (EDMS). EDMS is the system for LDEQ’s electronic repository of official records that have been created or received by the Department. Use the AI number of the lab in the above lists to search LDEQ’s Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) to find and review a lab’s current Certificates and Scopes of Accreditation. Data generated by an accredited lab to be submitted to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is limited to the method/parameters listed on their current Scope of Accreditation.
|Paul Bergeron||DEQ Headquarters||(225) 219-0789|
|Elizabeth West||Northwest Regional Office||(318) 676-7457||Elizabeth.West@la.gov|
|Joseph Kieffer (Joey)||DEQ Headquarters||(225) 219-3302||Joseph.Kieffer@la.gov|
|Alexandra Alvarado||DEQ Headquarters||(225) 219-7585||Alexandra.Alvarado@LA.GOV|
NOTE: To lodge a laboratory accreditation-related complaint, contact the LDEQ Ombudsman