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LABORATORY ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES SERIES LATS/9/2008-2009 (Revised & Updated Version)

GUIDELINES FOR RECOGNITION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORIES UNDER THE ENVIRONMENT (PROTECTION) ACT, 1986

CENTRAL POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD (MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FORESTS) `Parivesh Bhawan’, East Arjun Nagar

Delhi -110 032
E-mail: cpcb@alpha.nic.in; Website: www.cpcb.nic.in MoEF Website: www.envfor.nic.in June, 2008

CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION
1.1 1.2 Environmental Laboratory Legal Provisions of Recognition of Environmental Laboratories 1.2.1 The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 1.2.2 The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 1.2.3 The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

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ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORIES – INFRASTRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 Laboratory Design/Housing/Building Laboratory Furniture Electricity supply and Electrical services Laboratory Instruments/Equipment Sample Digestion System/Hood system Water Supply and Distilled / De-ionized water Glassware/Polytheneware/other Labwares Quality of chemicals Laboratory Work Environment Safe Laboratory Practices Environmental Laboratory Soundness

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ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLE HANDLING
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Sample Tracking Sample Acceptance Pre-requisite Sample Receipt Protocol Legal Samples Sample Storage Conditions Unused Sample Disposal

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ACCREDITATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORIES
4.1 4.2 Accreditation Bodies/Standards for Laboratory Accreditation Benefits of Accreditation

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QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORIES
5.1 5.2

CONTROL

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Quality Assurance Plan Quality Control 5.2.1 Use of Reference Material (RM)/Certified Reference Material (CRM) 5.2.2 Analytical Quality Control (AQC) 5.2.3 Inter-laboratory Proficiency Testing Programme by Central Pollution Control Board

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GUIDELINES FOR RECOGNITION OF LABORATORY UNDER THE ENVIRONMENT (PROTECTION) ACT, 1986 Annexure-I Annexure-II Annexure-III Annexure-IV Annexure-V Annexure-VI ADDENDUM Proforma (Revised) for Recognition of laboratories under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 Inspection Report for evaluation of Environmental Laboratory(s) to be recognized under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 Terms & conditions for recognition of laboratories under E(P) Act, 1986 Terms & conditions for recognition of Govt. Analyst under E(P) Act, 1986. Bio-data Proforma for consideration of recognition as Govt. Analyst Blank Gazette Notification

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INTRODUCTION “Pollution is an undesirable change in physical, chemical or biological characteristics of our air, water or land that may or will harmfully affect human life, flora, fauna and materials”. In our environment inter relationship exists between water, air, land and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organism and property. This inter-relationship is disturbed due to undesirable alteration in abiotic component because of addition of solid, liquid or gaseous substances. “Any solid, liquid or gaseous substances present in such concentration as may be, or a tend to be injurious to environment is know as “environmental pollutant” and their presence indicate the environmental pollution”. With the advancement of science and technology and rapid industrialization and urbanization, the environmental management becomes a major concern for our country. The need for maintenance of ecological balance and environmental protection has increased more than ever before. “For successful implementation of environmental protection programme, it is essential to identify and quantify the pollution sources, pollutants, conduct baseline survey, lay down standards and build-up monitoring systems”. To meet out these requirements, a competent laboratory is required with all necessary instruments, equipment,...
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