Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELIPO)

The role of the Environmental Laboratory Improvement Office (ELIPO) is to accreditNELAP Badge environmental laboratories performing analysis to comply with permit requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The goal is to provide the environmental programs administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)'s Division of Environment with laboratory data of known quality and of legal defensibility. The Division of Environment relies on ELIPO to support a multitude of scientific, regulatory, and administrative decisions. Efforts to improve the quality of monitoring data ranks among the most important functions of the ELIPO staff.

TPH Policy Update

  • The Kansas Methods for Determination of Low-Range Hydrocarbons (LRH) and Mid-/ High-Range Hydrocarbons (MRH/HRH) may be found in the Quick Links section.
  • Labs may request certification for the Kansas LRH and MRH/HRH methods starting November 9th.
  • Labs currently certified by the state of Kansas must submit an added parameter form, Standard Operating Procedure, and initial document by December 4, 2015.
  • Labs not currently certified in Kansas must submit a complete application packet which may require additional processing time.
  • Applications received after the deadline may not be processed until after January 1.
  • Labs submitting a complete request by December 4th will be certified for the KS LRH and MRH/HRH methods on January 1, 2016 to avoid any competitive advantage.
  • Please email us with any questions.
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  3. Out-of-State Accreditation
  4. History & Regulations

ELIPO Applications