Dear Ms. Townsend:
The Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Final Recommendations by the Expert Review Panel for the State of California’s Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) Year 2 Final Report (ERP Report). CVCWA would also like to take this opportunity to provide additional comments on ELAP’s continued consideration of adopting Volume 1 of The NE LAC lnstitute’s (TNI) 2016 Standard as the basis for the quality management system (QMS) for California laboratory accreditation. CVCWA believes it is appropriate to incorporate comments on the 2016 TNI standard as a California Regulation in this letter, as the ERP Report is largely focused on ELAP’ s adoption of this standard. CVCWA appreciates the opportunity to partner with ELAP to further explore strategies, options, and implementation plans related to the new California lab accreditation standards and regulations.