2019 Arkansas Code
Title 8 - Environmental Law
Chapter 2 - Environmental Testing
Subchapter 2 - Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Act
§ 8-2-204. Powers and Duties of Division and Commission

Universal Citation: AR Code § 8-2-204 (2019)
  • (a) The Division of Environmental Quality shall have the following powers and duties under this subchapter:

    • (1) To establish and administer the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program for laboratories applying for accreditation by the division;

    • (2) To enforce the provisions of this subchapter and all laws, rules, and federal regulations relating to the program and to environmental testing;

    • (3) To issue, deny, revoke, or suspend the accreditation of a laboratory for cause; and

    • (4) To refuse to accept analytical results from a laboratory when the division reasonably determines that the results do not meet reasonable criteria for validation, regardless of whether the laboratory is accredited.

  • (b) The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission shall have the following powers and duties under this subchapter:

    • (1) To establish by rule reasonable fees for the accreditation procedures under this subchapter and to cover the expenses of administering the program; and

    • (2) To promulgate necessary rules to effect the purpose and administration of the program, including without limitation, provisions governing accreditation, modification, and renewal of accreditation and reaccreditation after revocation.

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