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Field Rules and Regulations

Field Laboratories

Rules and Regulations governing the operations of field laboratories can be accessed below.

The purpose of these Rules is to set out Certification criteria for laboratory facilities performing any tests, analyses, measurements, or monitoring required under G.S. 143 Article 21 or any rules adopted thereunder, and to establish fees for Certification program support.

These Rules apply to laboratory facilities which perform and report tests, analyses, measurements or monitoring for persons subject to G.S. 143-215.1 and 143-215.63, et seq. For example, Environmental Management Commission Rules for Surface Water Monitoring and Reporting found in Subchapter 2B of this Chapter, Section .0500 (Only facilities classified in accordance with Classification of Water Pollution Control Systems Rules found in 15A NCAC 08G .0300 are subject to these Rules.); Groundwater Rules found in 15A NCAC 02L .0100, .0200, and .0300; Waste Not Discharged to Surface Waters Rules found in 15A NCAC 02H .0200; Point Source Discharges to the Surface Waters Rules found in 15A NCAC 02H .0100. These Rules also apply to all wastewater treatment plant laboratories for municipalities having Local Pretreatment Programs as regulated in 15A NCAC 02H .0900. Laboratory facilities performing and reporting analyses for field parameters only, shall be considered for certification as specified in Rule .0805(g) of this Section.

These Rules do not apply to facilities which are not classified in accordance with Classification of Water Pollution Control Systems Rules found in 15A NCAC 08G .0300 and biological toxicity testing in accordance with 15A NCAC 2H .1100.

Rule or Regulation Description
15A NCAC 2H .0800 NC Administrative Code - Laboratory Certification - These rules apply to Field and Non-FIeld Laboratories. This is a version of the Laboratory Certification rules with sections pertaining to field parameters and field laboratories underlined.
40 CFR Part 136 (August 28, 2017) Federal Register - Code of Federal Regulations - Guidelines for Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures; Final Rule *new*