For the purpose of determining compliance with Chapters 3745-81 , 3745-82 and 3745-90, and rules 3745-91-06 and 3745-9-09 of the Administrative Code, and as specified by paragraph (B) of rule 3745-83-01 of the Administrative Code, including plant control tests but excluding water quality parameter determinations, or for other analyses required by the director, only those analyses may be acceptable to the director that are performed in one of the following:
(A) A laboratory located in the state of Ohio and holding a valid and unexpired laboratory certification under this chapter, and by an individual conducting analyses as designated on the laboratory certificate.
(B) "The State Principal Laboratory."
(C) A laboratory located outside the state of Ohio and owned or operated by a public water system supplying drinking water in the state of Ohio, holding a valid and unexpired laboratory certification under this chapter, and by an individual conducting analyses as designated on the laboratory certificate.
(D) A laboratory certified by the United States environmental protection agency, the national environmental laboratory accreditation program (NELAP), or by another state to perform required analyses for drinking water contaminants, but only if any of the conditions in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(4) of this rule apply. Out of state laboratories shall meet the analytical and reporting requirements of this chapter in order for those analyses to be acceptable to the director.
(1) For those contaminants and during those times for which no Ohio laboratory is certified under this chapter of the Administrative Code for the analyses.
(2) During those times when the director determines there is insufficient laboratory capacity.
(3) For parameters which Ohio has determined not to certify laboratories.
(4) For samples collected from a public water system located outside the state of Ohio which provides water to a consecutive water system located in the state of Ohio.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 05/04/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6109.03, 6109.04, 6109.12
Rule Amplifies: 6109.03, 6109.04, 6109.12, 3745.50
Prior Effective Dates: 11/26/80, 04/09/90, 09/13/93, 04/01/99, 06/18/04, 05/04/15