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OELA/ORELAP Annual Environmental Lab Workshop

A program that will be of interest to all environmental laboratories whether they are accredited or not.  Lunch will also be provided as part of the program.  Registration information available by clicking on the “Events” tab on the OELA website www.oelaonline.com

Summary of Workshop

This year’s program will focus on Sampling and on the new National Environmental Field Activities Program (NEFAP) whose purpose is to establish and implement an accreditation program for field sampling and measurement organizations (FSMOs). Hear the latest news about The NELAC Institute and ORELAP from Gary Ward, ORELAP Administrator, who will also give a live demonstration of the ODIE system’s newest features.  You will also have an opportunity to query a panel of assessors with our questions on the TNI Standard, State regulations, future plans, etc.

8:15 Welcome, OELA Update Keith Chapman
8:30 OTAC Update Dennis Wells
8:45 What’s New at ORELAP and TNI Gary Ward
9:15 What’s new at Oregon’s Drinking Water Program Dave Leland
9:45 Break  
10:00 NEFAP Program Explained Kim Watson, TNI NEFAP chair
11:00 ODIE Live Demonstration…new capabilities Gary Ward
12:00 Lunch Break:
Split Sessions: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
1:00 Sampling Fundamentals -
Shannon Swantek, DEQ
A Case Study in Corrective Action
2:00 Ask the Assessor: Panel  
3:00 Break  
3:15 Q & A  
Meeting Location:
  • Northwest Viticulture Center
  • 215 Doaks Ferry Rd. Salem, OR 97304
  • 503.584.7272
Chemeketa Eola Viticulture Center by Travel Salem.


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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.