Wastewater Lab Certification – Compliance Reminder

The Kentucky wastewater laboratory certification regulation 401 KAR 5:320 has a compliance date of Jan. 1, 2015 for all general laboratories. A general laboratory is any facility that performs analysis required for a Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Eliminations System (KPDES) permit other than field parameters (pH, residual chlorine, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, turbidity, and temperature).

In order to assure certification by the Jan. 1, 2015 deadline, the Division of Water (DOW) must receive your application by Oct. 1, 2014. 

The compliance date for field only laboratories is January 1, 2016. A field only laboratory is any facility that performs any or all analysis required for a KPDES permit of only the following field parameters: pH, residual chlorine, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, turbidity, and temperature.

In order to assure certification by the Jan. 1, 2016 deadline, DOW must receive your completed application by Oct. 1, 2015.

The application and other useful tools for compliance with this regulation can be found at: http://water.ky.gov/permitting/Pages/WasteWaterCertification.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact Frank Hall at (502) 564-3410 ext. 4959 of email at DOWLabCertification@ky.gov .

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