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Petition No. 1999-08

LCB File No. R070-99

Date Received by Commission: 04/19/1999

Summary: Water Quality Laboratory Certification Overhaul

Current Status: Codification completed 7/31/00 by LCB

Nevada Administrative Code: 445A.055 to 445A.067

Permanent Adoption/Hearing: 04/20/2000

Temporary Adoption: N/A

Effective/Filed: 05/26/2000

Codified by LCB: 07/31/2000

Petitioner: NDEP / Bureau of Water Quality Planning

Description of Petition:

Petition 1999-08 (LCB R070-99) is a permanent regulation amending NAC 445A.055 through 445A.067, the laboratory certification program. The existing regulations are repealed and supplanted with the standards of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program. The amended regulations provide for definitions, scope of accreditation, categories of certification, laboratory certification criteria, certification requirements, and proficiency testing requirements. The regulation adopts by reference many of the provisions that have been listed. Fees in NAC 445A.066 are retained but are amended to reduce the fee for toxicity bioassays from $ 400 to $ 125. All other provisions from NAC 445A.055 to 445A.067 are repealed.

Annotated History of the Petition:

1999-08 received by SEC on 4/19/1999 from BWQP as a permanent regulation; submitted to LCB on 6/29/1999 for drafting; before SEC on 9/9/1999; withdrawn to then be before SEC on 12/16/1999 finally before SEC on 4/20/2000; adopted, submitted to LCB on 4/21/2000, filed w/Secretary of State on 5/26/2000; codified 7/31/2000 by LCB.

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