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) to

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Types of certification: IDAPA

Certification application: IDAPA


Subcontracting: IDAPA

On-site evaluation: IDAPA

Personnel: IDAPA

Reporting and notification requirements: IDAPA

Quality assurance (QA): IDAPA

Maintenance of certification: IDAPA

Revocation: IDAPA

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



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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