The Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (LQAP) is responsible for accrediting environmental laboratories to
ensure that the data generated for covered statutory program purposes is accurate, reproducible, and
verifiable. This data is used to ensure compliance to permits, rules, and orders and to inform and guide
department operations. LQAP personnel assess laboratories to ensure conformance to 47CSR32 - Regulations
Governing Environmental Laboratories Certification and Standards of Performance which establishes minimum
requirements, criteria, and procedures for laboratory equipment, practices, methodology, quality control,
personnel, facilities, data reporting, and record maintenance.
The accreditation process begins when a laboratory submits an initial application: