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Environmental Laboratory Licensure

Environmental Laboratory Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The Environmental Laboratory Advisory Committee (ELAC) was established per Arizona Revised Statute 36-495.16.  The Advisory Committee is established consisting of members selected by the director. The director selects members who represent environmental laboratories, organizations and community.  The committee advises the director regarding the adoption of rules and makes recommendations regarding interpretive guidelines necessary to properly administer the provisions of the statutes and rules.

The committee meets quarterly to discuss rules and other technical issues affecting the licensed laboratories and various regulatory agencies.  Meetings are held at the Arizona Department of Health Services State Health Laboratory.  The laboratory is located at 250 N. 17th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

The next ELAC meeting will be on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10:00 am. Meetings typically last for two hours.  Dates and times are subject to change.  The general public is welcome to attend the meetings free of charge.

Please call (602) 364-0720 for details.

The committee follows the ELAC Bylaws and members consist of laboratories from the community.

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Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Note: All files are in PDF format.