Category Archives: ELAP

Babcock Labs Featured in ELAP Newsletter

Babcock Laboratories was featured in the State Board’s ELAP newsletter this month. The newsletter includes a section called, “Environmental Laboratory Corner,” in which our CEO, Allison Mackenzie, provided insight into ELTAC’s recent deliberations concerning Fields of Testing (FOTs) within the … 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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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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White Paper: In Support of California Adoption of the TNI Standard

In Support of California Adoption of the TNI Standard By Allison Mackenzie          “ELAP does not have a relevant accreditation standard…” and “…these deficiencies have cost the program credibility among key constituencies” (Phelps, Adelson, Arms, Miller, & … Continue reading

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ACIL on Capitol Hill: Updates from the Annual P2 Meeting

Article by Babcock Labs’ CEO Allison Mackenzie: This week I attended the annual Policy and Practices (P2) conference of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) in Washington D.C. Conference meetings covered a number of important and timely issues, including … 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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