Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of General Services
Department of General Services
Regulations Governing the Certification of Non-Commercial Environmental Laboratories [1 VAC 30 ‑ 45]
Revise Regulation to Update Procedural and Fee Requirements
Action 3726
General Information
Action Summary 1VAC30-45 sets out the requirements to certify noncommercial laboratories that analyze environmental samples used to determine compliance with the State Water Control Law, Virginia Waste Management Act, and the Virginia Air Pollution Control Law. The proposed action will eliminate all the requirements related to the initial certification period. These changes mainly affect the application procedures. The process to renew certification will be streamlined, reducing the cost for both the agency and the accredited laboratories. The proposed action will revise the fees charged to laboratories under the program. The current fees are insufficient to support the program because fewer laboratories applied for certification than originally anticipated.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003334]
Associated Mandates Environmental Laboratory Certification Program
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6228 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/26/2012.
6496 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/06/2015.
7448 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Rhonda Bishton  / Director's Executive Administrative Assistant
Address: 1100 Bank Street
Suite 420
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-3311    FAX: (804)371-8305    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.