(1) Any environmental testing laboratory certified or seeking certification pursuant to this rule shall comply with Sections 4.1.3, 4.6.1, 5.5.2.6, 6.2.2, and 6.8, National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) Standards adopted June 5, 2003, which are incorporated herein by reference, and are available at https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-09889.
    (2) Additionally, any environmental testing laboratory certified or seeking certification pursuant to this rule shall comply with the following modules of Volume 1, “Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Performing Environmental Analysis,” of the NELAC Institute, National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (TNI NELAP), hereinafter referred to as “the TNI Standards”: Module 1, “Proficiency Testing” (EL-V1M1-2016-Rev2.1) and Module 2 “Quality Systems General Requirements” (EL-V1M2-ISO-2016-Rev2.1). In addition to these TNI Standards, and as applicable, any environmental testing laboratory certified or seeking certification in the following disciplines pursuant to paragraphs 64E-1.007(2)(a) and (b) of this chapter shall comply with Module 3, “Quality Systems for Asbestos Testing” (EL-V1M3-2016-Rev2.1), Module 4, “Quality Systems for Chemical Testing” (EL-V1M4-2017-Rev2.2), Module 5, “Quality Systems for Microbiological Testing” (EL-V1M5-2016-Rev2.0), Module 6, “Quality Systems for Radiochemical Testing” (EL-V1M6-2016-Rev2.0), and Module 7, “Quality Systems for Toxicity Testing” (EL-V1M7-2016-Rev 1.0) of Volume 1 referenced above. All of the standards referenced in this subsection are incorporated herein by reference. These standards may be examined and inspected at the Florida Department of State, Room 701, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250 and at the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, 1217 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. The agency has determined that posting these publications on the internet for purposes of public inspection and examination would constitute a violation of federal copyright law.
Rulemaking Authority 381.00591, 403.0625(3), 403.863(1), (2) FS. Law Implemented 381.00591, 403.0625(1), (2), (3), 403.863(1), (2), (3), (7), 403.8635(1), (2) FS. History—New 4-16-00, Amended 6-30-03, 1-24-05, 9-26-18.