§ 252.702. Revocation.
(a) The Department will revoke an environmental laboratorys accreditation for a field of accreditation when, after being suspended due to failure to participate in a required proficiency test study or due to failure to obtain an acceptable result for a proficiency test study, the laboratorys analysis of the next proficiency test study results in a failed proficiency test study for that field of accreditation.
(b) The Department may revoke an environmental laboratorys accreditation, in part or in total, for one or more of the following reasons:
(1) Failure to respond to an onsite assessment report with a corrective action report within the required time frames.
(2) Failure to correct deficiencies identified during an onsite assessment of the environmental laboratory.
(3) Failure to implement corrective action related to violations or deficiencies found during an onsite assessment.
(4) Failure of an environmental laboratory that has been suspended to correct all outstanding violations or deficiencies within 6 months of the effective date of the suspension.
(5) Failure to submit an acceptable corrective action report in response to an onsite assessment report within the required timeframes.
(6) Violation of a condition of accreditation.
(7) Violation of a statute, this chapter or an order of the Department.
(8) Falsifying analyses.
(9) Making misrepresentations to the Department.
(10) Engaging in unethical or fraudulent practices.
(11) Analysis of proficiency test studies by personnel other than the analysts associated with the routine analysis of environmental samples in the laboratory.
(12) Failure to implement a quality assurance program.
(13) Failure to participate in the proficiency test study program as required by this chapter.
(14) Denial of entry to the Department during normal business hours for an onsite assessment.
(15) Failure to comply with the reporting and notification requirements as specified in § 252.708 (relating to reporting and notification requirements).
(16) Failure to employ staff that meets the personnel qualifications for education, training and experience.
(17) Failure to meet the requirements of this chapter.
(c) The environmental laboratory may continue to test or analyze environmental samples for those fields of accreditation not revoked.
(d) Within 72 hours of receiving notice of the revocation of accreditation from the Department, the environmental laboratory shall notify each of its customers affected by the revocation in writing of the revocation on a form approved by the Department.
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