Category Archives: Accreditations and Certifications

Babcock Labs Fully Approved for UCMR 4 Testing!

Babcock Laboratories, Inc. is officially an EPA approved laboratory for UCMR 4! We are now fully approved by the U.S. EPA for all UCMR 4 analyses. Click here to view our approval certificate. Starting in 2018, approximately 6,000 public water systems (PWSs) … Continue reading

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EPA UCMR4 Environmental Laboratory Testing

Babcock Laboratories, Inc. is in the process of becoming fully certified for UCMR4! We have been approved by the U.S. EPA to participate in Proficiency Testing (PT) and currently have PTs in house. After successful participation in the EPA’s PT studies for … Continue reading

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Year in Review: A Look Back on 2016

By Babcock Labs CEO, Allison Mackenzie I think it’s safe to say that 2016 has been a rollercoaster year. As we anxiously anticipate what 2017 has in store, I would like to reflect on some of Babcock Labs’ highlights of … Continue reading

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CA ELAP Selects 2016 TNI as Laboratory Standard

In a major step toward meaningful reform for the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA ELAP), the Program has made a preliminary determination to develop regulations incorporating the 2016 NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard, Volume 1: Management and Technical Requirements for … Continue reading

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UCMR 4: Preparing for What’s to Come

The US EPA will soon publish the UCMR 4 Final Rule, with pre-implementation activities commencing next year. Currently, laboratories are in the process of applying to the program. The program entails the quantitation of 30 analytes: total microcystins, 8 speciated … Continue reading

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Updates in Environmental Measurement and Laboratory Accreditation

At the beginning of the month, representatives from Babcock Labs attended the Environmental Measurement Symposium (EMS) in Garden Grove, CA. The symposium, which ran over the course of a week, included 27 technical sessions, three poster sessions, four keynote speakers, … Continue reading

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A Single Standard: Why CA Should Adopt the TNI Standard

Why is adoption of a single laboratory accreditation standard important to clients of California environmental laboratories? An accreditation standard helps to ensure the technical competence of environmental laboratories, public and private, and therefore improves the quality and reliability of environmental … Continue reading

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ELAP at the State Capital: Updates From the ELTAC Meeting

February and March were busy months for the environmental community, especially for the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) and the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). At the end of February, ELAP announced the new members of its Environmental Laboratory Technical … Continue reading

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CEO Allison Mackenzie Appointed to CA ELAP’s Technical Advisory Committee

On March 1st, 2016, the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA ELAP) announced the members of its Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC). We are excited to announce that our very own CEO, Allison Mackenzie, has been appointed as a … Continue reading

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Babcock Labs Once Again NELAP Accredited

Babcock Laboratories is excited to announce that it is once again a National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) accredited laboratory! Since California’s loss of recognition as a NELAP accreditation body, Babcock Labs had postponed applying for NELAP accreditation through another … Continue reading

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