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Certification of Laboratories for Drinking Water

Becoming a Certified Cryptosporidium Laboratory or State Certification Officer for Drinking Water

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Instructions for laboratories

Laboratories wishing to support Cryptosporidium monitoring under the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment (LT2) Rule need to:

  • Send your request and laboratory contact information to your regional drinking water laboratory certification program contact
  • Successfully participate in proficiency testing events for each approved method for which you are seeking certification
  • Successfully pass an audit by a qualified certification officer or technical expert from a:
    • State program
    • EPA regional program
    • Third party supporting a state or regional certification program

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Instructions for states

States interested in integrating Cryptosporidium laboratory approval into their certification program should:

  • Contact your regional drinking water laboratory certification program contact
  • Indicate your interest and request participation in EPA’s next certification officer training course
  • Familiarize yourself with the laboratory certification manual
  • Successfully participate in Cryptosporidium certification officer training
  • Demonstrate to your EPA Region that you have an appropriate program for the oversight of Cryptosporidium laboratories (that is, a program that addresses the key concepts from the Laboratory Certification Manual)

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EPA regional drinking water laboratory certification program contacts

EPA has ten regional offices, each of which is responsible for several states and territories. To get information about your Region, select the number for your Region on the map. If you want contacts for your state or territory, select your state or territory from the drop down list below.
 

EPA Region 1 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented
U. S. EPA Region 1
New Englan Regional Laboratory
11 Technology Drive
Mail Code: EQA
North Chelmsford, MA 01863-2431

Ann Jeffries
(Jefferies.Ann@epa.gov)

617-918-8373 CT, NH, MA, ME, RI & VT

EPA Region 2 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented

U.S. EPA Region 2
Raritan Depot
2890 Woodbridge Avenue
Mail Code: MS220
Edison, NJ 08837-3679

Donna Ringel
(Ringel.Donna@epa.gov)
732-321-4383 NY, NJ, PR & VI

EPA Region 3 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented
U.S. EPA Region 3
Environmental Science Center
701 Mapes Road
Mail Code: 3EA21
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5350
Eric Graybill
(Graybill.Eric@epa.gov)
410-305-2665 DC, DE, MD, PA, VA & WV

EPA Region 4 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented
U.S. EPA Region 4
Science & Ecosystems Support Div
980 College Station Road
Atlanta, GA 30605-2720
Marilyn Maycock
(Maycock.Marilyn@epa.gov)
706-355-8553 AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC & TN

EPA Region 5 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented
U.S. EPA Region 5
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Mail Code: WG-15J
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
Frank Lagunas
(Lagunas.Frank@epa.gov)
312-886-4466 IL, IN, MI, MN, OH & WI

EPA Region 6 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented
U.S. EPA Region 6
Houston Branch
10625 Fallstone Road
Mail Code: 6MD
Houston, TX 77099

Ray Clark
(Clark.Rayr@epa.gov)

281-983-2164 AR, LA, NM, OK & TX
U.S. EPA Region 6
Houston Branch
10625 Fallstone Road
Mail Code: 6MD
Houston, TX 77099
Marvelyn Humphrey
(Humphrey.Marvelyn@epa.gov)
281-983-2140 AR, LA, NM, OK & TX

EPA Region 7 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented
U.S. EPA Region 7
300 Minnesota Avenue
Mail Code: ENSVCARB
Kansas City, KS 66101
Robert Nichols
(Nichols.Robert@epa.gov)
913-551-5266 IA, KS, MO & NE

EPA Region 8 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented
U.S. EPA Region 8
16194 West 45th Drive
Mail Code: 8TMS-L
Golden, CO 80403
Marcie Tidd
(Tidd.Marcie@epa.gov)
303-312-7764 CO, MT, ND, SD, UT & WY

EPA Region 9 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented
U.S. EPA Region 9
1337 South 46th Street
Building # 201
Mail Code: MTS-2
Richmond, CA 94804-4698
Andy Lincoff
(Lincoff.Andy@epa.gov)
510-412-2330 AZ, CA, HI & NV

EPA Region 10 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Program Contacts

Address Contact Telephone Number States Represented

U.S. EPA Region 10
Manchester Laboratory
7411 Beach Drive East
Mail Code: LAB
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Gerald Dodo
(Dodo.Gerald@epa.gov)
360-871-8728 AK, ID, OR & WA

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