Kentucky’s Lab Certification Program Requirements Approved by EPA

Major changes have been approved for Kentucky’s Laboratory Certification Program.

Kentucky’s Laboratory Certification Program ‘s (KLCP) Proficiency Testing (PT) requirements have been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 as a replacement for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Discharge Monitoring Report-Quality Assurance (DMR-QA).

What does this mean?

  • Laboratories and permittees that were required to participate in the annual DMR-QA program now only have to participate in Kentucky’s PT program.
  • A PT is required for every method-analyte pair, when laboratories or permittees perform analysis for a Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) permit.
  • DMR-QA is still an acceptable PT under Kentucky’s program, but is not the only option.
  • A list of PT providers can be found at: http://water.ky.gov/Documents/KY%20Approved%20PT%20Provider%20List.pdf

How does this affect me?

  • All results submitted for a KPDES permit must now be performed by a laboratory certified by KLCP.

o   This includes field analyses (pH, DO, residual chlorine, turbidity, temperature, and conductivity)

Who do I contact with questions?

  • Frank Hall

o             Email – DOWLabCertification@ky.gov (preferred)

o             Phone – (502) 564–3410 ext. 4959

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