§ 252.703. Suspension
(a) Denial of access to the Department during normal business hours will result in immediate suspension of accreditation for all fields of accreditation. Upon notice from the Department, the laboratory shall immediately cease testing or analysis of environmental samples.
(b) The Department will suspend an environmental laboratorys accreditation in total or in part for one or more of the following reasons:
(1) The Department finds that protection of the environment or the public health, safety or welfare requires emergency action.
(2) The environmental laboratory fails to successfully complete a proficiency test study within the previous 12 months.
(3) The environmental laboratory fails two consecutive proficiency test studies for a field of accreditation.
(c) The Department may suspend a laboratorys accreditation in total or in part for one or more of the following reasons:
(1) Failure to comply with the reporting and notification requirements as specified in § 252.708 (relating to reporting and notification requirements).
(2) Failure to implement a quality assurance program.
(3) Failure to employ staff that meets the personnel qualifications for education, training and experience as specified in § 252.302 (relating to qualifications of the laboratory supervisor).
(d) A laboratory may continue to test or analyze environmental samples for those fields of accreditation not affected by the suspension.
(e) Within 72 hours of receiving notice of the suspension of accreditation from the Department, the environmental laboratory shall notify each of its customers affected by the suspension in writing of the suspension on a form approved by the Department.
The provisions of this § 252.703 amended under 27 Pa.C.S. § § 4103(a), 4104 and 4105; and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 510-20).
The provisions of this § 252.703 amended April 9, 2010, effective April 10, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 1898. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (317302) to (317303).
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