(a)  The State Laboratory of Public Health shall grant certification for the test categories requested upon finding that a laboratory meets the minimum requirements set forth in this Section.

(b)  A laboratory may renew its certification every year by payment of the certification fee by December 1 of the preceding year.  A laboratory which renews its certification shall continue to meet the minimum requirements of this Section in accordance with 10A NCAC 42D .0234.

(c)  The certificate and information pertaining to certification shall remain the property of the State Laboratory of Public Health and shall be surrendered upon decertification pursuant to Rule .0234 of this Section.  All certification information shall be available for public access pursuant to Chapter 132 of North Carolina General Statutes.

(d)  The certification fee shall be twenty dollars ($20.00) per analyte.  The minimum and maximum fee per analyte group shall be as set out in G.S. 130A-326(7).  The analyte groups are as follows:

(1)           inorganic chemistry;

(2)           organic chemistry I (synthetic organic chemicals);

(3)           organic chemistry II (volatile organic chemicals);

(4)           total coliforms, fecal coliforms, heterotrophic plate count; and

(5)           radiochemistry.

The certification fee shall not be prorated nor refunded.  Twenty percent shall be due at the time of the application.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑315; 130A‑326;

Eff. December 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1996; April 1, 1993.