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A. On or before July 1, 1991, the department shall license environmental laboratories engaged in compliance testing. Upon application for an environmental laboratory license, the department shall issue the license if, after investigation, the department determines that the application conforms with the standards established by the department.
B. The director shall prescribe rules providing for minimum standards of proficiency, methodology, quality assurance, operation and safety for environmental laboratories and may prescribe standards for personnel education, training and experience to meet federal environmental statutes or regulations, or enabling reciprocity with other states and the manner and form in which compliance testing results are reported. The rules shall be developed in cooperation with the director of the department of environmental quality and shall be consistent with title 49 and rules administered or enforced by the director of environmental quality.
C. The director shall prescribe rules providing minimum standards for third party accreditation.
D. Unless exempted by section 36-495.02, no person may operate or maintain an environmental laboratory without a license issued by the department pursuant to this chapter.