2017 Arkansas Code
Title 8 - Environmental Law
Chapter 2 - Environmental Testing
Subchapter 2 - Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Act
§ 8-2-208. Accreditation -- Revocation

Universal Citation: AR Code § 8-2-208 (2017)
  • (a) After a laboratory is accredited, the laboratory's accreditation may be revoked or suspended by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for:
    • (1) Knowingly falsifying any data submitted to the department or any data related to laboratory analysis;
    • (2) Knowingly making any false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document issued by or sent to the department or related to laboratory analysis;
    • (3) Knowingly misrepresenting procedures or documentation used in sampling or laboratory analysis;
    • (4) Failing to comply with any one (1) or more of the following requirements under which the accreditation was issued:
      • (A) Methods or procedures pertaining to analytical techniques, quality assurance, recordkeeping, or reporting methods; or
      • (B) Facility, equipment, or personnel requirements; or
    • (5) Failing to achieve acceptable results for specific analytes, methods, or matrices for which it has been accredited.
  • (b) It shall be unlawful for any person:
    • (1) To knowingly falsify any data submitted to the department or any data related to laboratory analysis;
    • (2) To knowingly make any false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document issued by or sent to the department or related to laboratory analysis;
    • (3) To knowingly misrepresent sampling procedures or methods used in laboratory analysis;
    • (4) To knowingly render inaccurate any accreditation issued under this subchapter; or
    • (5) To knowingly represent that a person is accredited when that person is not accredited.
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