§ 252.706. Recordkeeping.
(a) An environmental laboratory shall maintain records in an organized manner accessible by the Department.
(b) An environmental laboratory shall maintain records, including original handwritten data, that allow reconstruction of all laboratory activities associated with the testing or analysis of environmental samples, proficiency test studies, initial demonstration of capability, or demonstration of continued proficiency.
(c) All generated data, except data generated by automated data collection systems, shall be recorded promptly and legibly in permanent ink or in an electronic format. Changes to records shall be made so that the original entry remains visible. The individual making the change shall sign or initial and date the correction. These criteria also shall apply to electronically maintained records.
(d) Records required under this chapter shall be maintained for a minimum of 5 years unless otherwise specified.
(e) An environmental laboratory shall have a written plan that specifies how records will be maintained or transferred if the laboratory transfers ownership or terminates operations.
The provisions of this § 252.706 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 § 252.706 amended April 9, 2010, effective April 10, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 1898. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (317304).
This section cited 25 Pa. Code § 252.6 (relating to accreditation-by-rule); 25 Pa. Code § 252.401 (relating to basic requirements); and 25 Pa. Code § 252.704 (relating to voluntary relinquishment).
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