Idaho Bioassays and Biomonitoring regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Idaho Bioassays and Biomonitoring: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Rules governing certification of Idaho water quality laboratories: Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) 16.02.13.000 to 16.02.13.999

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Types of certification: IDAPA 16.02.12.102

Certification application: IDAPA 16.02.13.100

Fees: IDAPA 16.02.13.101

Subcontracting: IDAPA 16.02.13.103

On-site evaluation: IDAPA 16.02.13.110

Personnel: IDAPA 16.02.13.120

Reporting and notification requirements: IDAPA 16.02.13.130

Quality assurance (QA): IDAPA 16.02.13.140

Maintenance of certification: IDAPA 16.02.13.200

Revocation: IDAPA 16.02.13.210

Regulatory Agencies

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DOHW)

Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) Environmental Analysis Section

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Idaho has promulgated rules governing the certification of water quality laboratories. Equipment and procedures used by state-certified laboratories must adhere to federal standards and to the rules and regulations governing certification of Idaho water quality laboratories. For more information, see the national section BIOASSAYS/BIOMONITORING.

· Administration and enforcement. DOHW’s IBL certifies water quality laboratories in the state. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program in the state is administered by EPA, and whole effluent toxicity testing is required in NPDES federal permits.

State Requirements

LABORATORY CERTIFICATION

IDAPA 16.02.13.000 to 16.02.13.210

Idaho has created regulations to provide a procedure for DOHW to certify that water quality laboratories are capable of performing microbiological, chemical, physical, and radiochemical analyses of water samples from public water supplies and ...


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