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Thursday, May 21, 2015:

Annual Environmental Laboratory Workshop

A program that will be of interest to all (both drinking water and waste water) environmental laboratories.  Lunch will also be provided as part of the program. 

Oregon Environmental Laboratory Association conference
Registraion Information
  • At this time you can register AND pay online
  • Registration fee is $125 per person with the third attendee free
  • Select THIS LINK to register online
    • You will be redirected to a new site to complete registration
Summary of Workshop

Hear the latest news about The NELAC Institute (TNI) and ORELAP from Gary Ward, ORELAP Administrator, who will give a demonstration of the ODIE system’s newest features.  There will be speakers from the Oregon Health Authority Drinking Water Program, TNI, as well as from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). This year’s program will give you an opportunity to learn about the latest changes in testing methods as well as with new developments in reporting.  You will be able to submit questions for the Accreditation Panel on 3x5 cards any time prior to their session.  Tara Chetock will have materials on Well Testing available throughout the day as well.


Program- Printable Version

8:15 Welcome, OELA Update Keith Chapman, OELA chair
8:30 OTAC Update Dennis Wells, OTAC chair
8:45 What’s New at ORELAP
ODIE-live demonstration
Gary Ward,
ORELAP Administrator
9:30 What’s new at Oregon’s
Drinking Water Program
David Leland DWP Administrator
10:00 Break
10:15 The Revised Total Coliform Rule requirements for labs Charles Michael, DWP
11:00 The NEW EPA procedure for MDL and its affect on LOD and LOQ’s. Richard Burrows, TestAmerica, TNI Chemistry Expert Committee
12:00 Lunch Break
Split Sessions: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
1:00 New DEQ Guide on Hazardous Waste for Labs, Jay Collins, Haz Waste Inspector, DEQ NWR DEQ Electronic Data Deliverable Template for Toxics, Brian Boling or Sarah Rockwell, DEQ Well Water Sampling Tara Chetock, Or Public Health Division, Domestic Well Safety Program
1:45 Q&A Panel for the following Fields of Accreditation:
Questions can be submitted ahead of time on 3x5 cards prior to session
Organics and Q & A
Gary Ward
Shannon Swantek
Metals and Inorganics
Lizbeth Garcia
2:40 OELA business meeting
3:00 Break
3:15 Wrap Up, Q & A
Meeting Location:
  • Northwest Viticulture Center
  • 215 Doaks Ferry Rd. Salem, OR 97304
  • 503.584.7272
Chemeketa Eola Viticulture Center


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Mission Statement:

The Association shall seek to bring together organizations and individuals interested in the environmental laboratory industry in a common forum, to provide reliable information about environmental laboratories to the public, to speak with a unified voice on issues of importance to the industry, and to direct these activities at the informational needs of environmental laboratories, scientists, governmental legislative bodies and agencies, Oregon business organizations and the public at large.