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Title: Section 55-2.2 - Certificates of approval

Effective Date


55-2.2 Certificates of approval.

(a) Certificates of approval shall be issued to environmental laboratories in one or more categories, including, but not limited to:

(1) examination of potable water, including but not limited to the analytes listed in Part 5 of the New York State Sanitary Code;

(2) examination of nonpotable water, such as wastewater and samples for water quality monitoring of lakes, streams and rivers;

(3) examination of solid waste, soil and sediment, including but not limited to, hazardous wastes (see New York State Environmental Conservation Law Article 27);

(4) examination of air;

(5) Repealed by the Office of Cannabis Management emergency regulation effective on August 16, 2022.

(6) examination of any sample, specimen or substance listed or otherwise described in section 502 of the Public Health Law. Certificates of approval shall limit approval to specific analytes within one or more of the above categories.

(b) A certificate of approval issued to an environmental laboratory shall set forth:

(1) the nature of the approval (interim or full);

(2) the approved categories and analytes;

(3) the name of the laboratory lead technical director as defined in section 55-2.1 of this Subpart; and

(4) the expiration date of the approval, which date shall be no later than one year from the date the certificate of approval is issued, unless an earlier date is set forth on the certificate.

(c) All examinations conducted by an environmental laboratory shall employ approved methods, and shall be within the categories listed on the laboratory’s current certificate of approval or on any appendices thereof. A laboratory shall employ only approved methods for which a demonstration of capability has been conducted at the same site where the method is employed.

(d) Current certificates of approval and any appendices shall be posted conspicuously in the environmental laboratory, and a copy shall, upon request, be provided by the laboratory to any person or entity requesting the services of the laboratory.


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