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Environmental Laboratory Approval Program

The Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP) of the Wadsworth Center was established in 1984, under Section 502 of the Public Health Law and is responsible for the certification of laboratories performing environmental analyses on samples originating from New York State, thus ensuring the accuracy and reliability of these analyses.

Fields of Accreditation

ELAP currently grants certification to commercial, facility self-monitoring and government operated environmental laboratories, in the following fields of accreditation:

  • Air and Emissions (as Certification Manual Item 180.4)
  • Drinking Water (as Certification Manual Item 180.1)
  • Non-Potable Water (as Certification Manual Item 180.2)
  • Solid and Chemical Materials (Solid Waste and Soils) (as Certification Manual Item 180.3)
  • Medical Marijuana (as Certification Manual Item 180.7)

Frequently Asked Questions

Proficiency Test Summaries are provided