This program approves and/or certifies all environmental laboratories (private, municipal, and state operated) which test drinking water, sewage, solid waste, soil, air, food, and other environmental samples for bacteria, inorganics, organics, and radiochemicals. The authority for this function is found in the Connecticut General Statues Sections 19a-29a and 25-40 and Public Health Code Regulations 19-4-1; 19a-36-a25 through A33; and 19a-36-A57 through A63. We also enforce U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations for the laboratory testing of public drinking water, waste effluent and solid waste.
The Environmental Laboratory Certification Program mission is to promote the benchmark by which accurate, precise, and legally defensible analytical data is reported by the environmental laboratory industry for use in compliance and in accordance with federal and state law. This is accomplished by ensuring that environmental laboratories located in or doing business in CT meet all applicable EPA and CT standards.