EMSL Analytical, Inc. Achieves Ohio VAP Certificate for Asbestos and Volatile Organic Compounds
The Ohio Voluntary Action Program (VAP) was created to minimize governmental red tape and maximize resources and expertise in the private sector. It states that if someone wants to clean up a piece of property, it may be done following specific standards developed by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When cleanup requirements are met, the director of Ohio EPA issues a covenant not to sue. This covenant protects the property owner or operator along with future owners from being legally responsible to the State of Ohio for further investigation and cleanup.
Ohio EPA certifies laboratories that test environmental samples which support voluntary cleanups. Before any certification is issued, Ohio EPA will conduct an evaluation of the laboratory’s documents and staff in order to determine its qualifications for certification. This evaluation includes a detailed technical review of all laboratory documents associated with an application and an on-site inspection to assess analyst’s skills and knowledge in conducting the analyses. Only OH VAP certified laboratories are authorized to provide certified data under this program and issue a No Further Action Letter (NFA) as required.
“Due to the numerous requests from our Ohio based customers to enter into the VAP program, EMSL decided to secure this certification”, stated Robert DeMalo, Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services and Business Development at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “EMSL continues to support and respond to our customers’ needs that rely on EMSL’s expertise, quality and responsiveness. This certification, as well as establishing a NVLAP and AIHA accredited laboratory in Cincinnati, demonstrates this commitment to supporting our customers and EPA Brownfields revitalization projects in the state of Ohio.”
EMSL Analytical, Inc. welcomes asbestos in soil as well as TO-15 samples that may require Ohio VAP certification. EMSL’s certificate number is CL105 and be found at: http://www.emsl.com/index.cfm?nav=Qualifications&orderby=5&header=0. Each EMSL final report will be certified as accurate via an affidavit to support certified professionals in preparation of submitting a No Further Action Letter (NFA) to the Ohio EPA.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of food, environmental, and materials testing services and products to government agencies, industry professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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