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The approval shall be valid only for the time period specified by the accreditation or certification agency and valid for the test included in the scope of the accreditation or certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Certification" means the procedure by which an accreditation agency, a state, or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency evaluates and acknowledges a program as meeting certain predetermined qualifications or standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Commercial Analytical Laboratory" means a laboratory which performs analyses of environmental samples or media on a fee or contract basis. A laboratory operated by the state, a city, county, or local authority, or an industrial facility is typically not considered a commercial analytical laboratory for the purposes of these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Data Submitted for Regulatory Purposes" means any data which is to be submitted to the Division, or required to be retained on site for review by the Division, which is required by a permit, rule, statute, or order; except for the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Initial Hazardous Sites Response Act notification data submitted under Chapter <a title="391-3-19-.04" href="391-3-19-.04">391-3-19-.04</a>. Data submitted to a follow-up to such notification would be covered under this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Data which is obtained from the analyses of environmental media if such analyses is performed in situ (examples of this include but not limited to pH, chlorine residual, opacity, turbidity, on-site instrumental sampling, continuous instrumental monitoring, stream biological sampling data, etc.).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Tests for which accreditation is not available from a third party or from another state.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Director" means the Director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Division" means the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Laboratory" means a body that calibrates and/or tests. A laboratory may be at a permanent location, a temporary location, or may be a mobile facility. In any cases where a laboratory forms part of any organization that carries out other activities besides testing, the term "laboratory" refers only to those parts of that organization that are involved in the testing process.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.02(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Test" means the technical operation that consists of the determination of one or more characteristics or performance of a given product, material, equipment, organism, physical phenomenon, process, or service according to a specified procedure.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.03" name="391-3-26-.03" title="391-3-26-.03">Rule 391-3-26-.03 Data Submittal</a></h2> <P>Data submitted for regulatory purposes, as defined above, by a commercial analytical laboratory or a customer of a commerical analytical laboratory, shall be accepted by the Division only if the commercial analytical laboratory is approved in accordance with <a title="391-3-26-.04" href="391-3-26-.04">391-3-26-.04</a> below at the time the tests are performed.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.04" name="391-3-26-.04" title="391-3-26-.04">Rule 391-3-26-.04 Approval</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A commercial analytical laboratory is approved for submitting data for regulatory purposes in the State of Georgia if the laboratory meets any of the following requirements specific to the analytical data submitted: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Accreditation or certification by another State acceptable to the Director.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Accreditation or certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Accreditation or certification by an accreditation agency, acceptable to the Director, and which the Division has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding of these purposes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.04(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification by the Division pursuant to O.C.G.A. 12-5-174(a)(3) and DNR Rule <a title="391-3-5-.29" href="391-3-5-.29">391-3-5-.29</a> for drinking water tests.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Accreditation agencies shall use Guide 25 (as amended) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as the basis for determining the ability of a laboratory to satisfactorily carry out analyses. Additional requirements may be determined on a case by case basis depending on the specific analyses and the scopes of accreditation. Limits on scopes of accreditation acceptable to the Division may be stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding with the accreditation agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director, or his designee, may enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with accreditation agencies specifying criteria to be included in any such accreditation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Approval in Georgia shall be valid only for the time period specified by the accreditation agency, State or EPA, and valid only for the tests included in the scope of the accreditation.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.05" name="391-3-26-.05" title="391-3-26-.05">Rule 391-3-26-.05 Procedures</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Division will maintain a list of all approved accrediting agencies, including States, and such list may be made available upon request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person submitting data prepared by a commercial analytical laboratory to the Division for regulatory purposes shall stipulate that the laboratory is approved. The stipulation shall include the name of the accrediting agency, the scope of the accreditation relevant to the data submitted (such as drinking water, non-potable water, air, solid/hazardous wastes, etc.), the accreditation number issued by the accrediting agency, the date of accreditation, and the expiration date of accreditation. This stipulation shall be by one of the following methods: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The stipulation shall be submitted with each regulatory report; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The stipulation shall be submitted in a separate document with the first regulatory report of the calendar year. No additional submittal will be necessary for the year unless another laboratory is used or there is a change in the accreditation or certification status of the laboratory.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-3-26-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Data submitted without such stipulation shall not be accepted by the Division and will be returned.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.06" name="391-3-26-.06" title="391-3-26-.06">Rule 391-3-26-.06 Regulatory Responsibility</a></h2> <P>The responsibility for submitting acceptable analytical data lies with the person subject to regulation under Georgia's environmental statutes, permits, and rules. Use of an approved commercial laboratory does not necessa- rily mean that the data submitted was properly prepared or that the submittal satisfies the regulatory requirement.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.07" name="391-3-26-.07" title="391-3-26-.07">Rule 391-3-26-.07 Effective Date</a></h2> <P>These rules shall become effective on July 1, 2000. Commercial analytical laboratories meeting the requirements of <a title="391-3-26-.04" href="391-3-26-.04">391-3-26-.04</a> may voluntarily be approved prior to July 1, 2000.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.01" name="391-3-26-.01" title="391-3-26-.01">Rule 391-3-26-.01 Purpose and Scope</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.02" name="391-3-26-.02" title="391-3-26-.02">Rule 391-3-26-.02 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.03" name="391-3-26-.03" title="391-3-26-.03">Rule 391-3-26-.03 Data Submittal</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.04" name="391-3-26-.04" title="391-3-26-.04">Rule 391-3-26-.04 Approval</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.05" name="391-3-26-.05" title="391-3-26-.05">Rule 391-3-26-.05 Procedures</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.06" name="391-3-26-.06" title="391-3-26-.06">Rule 391-3-26-.06 Regulatory Responsibility</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-26-.07" name="391-3-26-.07" title="391-3-26-.07">Rule 391-3-26-.07 Effective Date</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2017 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>