15 CFR 285.8 - Proficiency testing.

§ 285.8 Proficiency testing.
(a) NVLAP proficiency testing is consistent with the provisions contained in ISO/IEC Guide 43 (Parts 1 and 2), Proficiency testing by interlaboratory comparisons, where applicable, including revisions from time to time. Proficiency testing may be organized by NVLAP itself or a NVLAP-approved provider of services. Laboratories must participate in proficiency testing as specified for each LAP in the NVLAP program handbooks.
(b) Analysis and reporting. Proficiency testing data are analyzed by NVLAP and reports of the results are made known to the participants. Summary results are available upon request to other interested parties; e.g., professional societies and standards writing bodies. The identity and performance of individual laboratories are kept confidential.
(c) Proficiency testing deficiencies.
(1) Unsatisfactory participation in any NVLAP proficiency testing program is a technical deficiency which must be resolved in order to obtain initial accreditation or maintain accreditation.
(2) Proficiency testing deficiencies are defined as, but not limited to, one or more of the following:
(i) Failure to meet specified proficiency testing performance requirements prescribed by NVLAP;
(ii) Failure to participate in a regularly scheduled “round” of proficiency testing for which the laboratory has received instructions and/or materials;
(iii) Failure to submit laboratory control data as required; and
(iv) Failure to produce acceptable test or calibration results when using NIST Standard Reference Materials or special artifacts whose properties are well-characterized and known to NIST/NVLAP.
(3) NVLAP will notify the laboratory of proficiency testing deficiencies and actions to be taken to resolve the deficiencies. Denial or suspension of accreditation will result from failure to resolve deficiencies.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

§ 272 - Establishment, functions, and activities

§ 272a - Technology services

§ 272b - Annual budget submission

§ 273 - Functions; for whom exercised

§ 273a - Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

§ 274 - Director; powers and duties; report; compensation

§ 275 - Appointment of officers and employees

§ 275a - Service charges

§ 275b - Charges for activities performed for other agencies

§ 275c - Cost recovery authority

§ 276 - Ownership of facilities

§ 277 - Regulations

§ 278 - Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

§ 278a - Repealed.

§ 278b - Working Capital Fund

§ 278c - Acquisition of land for field sites

§ 278d - Construction and improvement of buildings and facilities

§ 278e - Functions and activities

§ 278f - Fire Research Center

§ 278g - International activities

15 U.S. Code § 278g–1 - Research fellowships and other financial assistance to students at institutes of higher education

15 U.S. Code § 278g–2 - Post-doctoral fellowship program

15 U.S. Code § 278g–2a - Teacher science and technology enhancement Institute program

15 U.S. Code § 278g–3 - Computer standards program

15 U.S. Code § 278g–4 - Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board

15 U.S. Code § 278g–5 - Enterprise integration initiative

§ 278h - Research program on security of computer systems

§ 278i - Reports to Congress

§ 278j - Studies by National Research Council

§ 278k - Regional centers for the transfer of manufacturing technology

15 U.S. Code § -

§ 278m - Repealed.

§ 278n - Technology Innovation Program

15 U.S. Code § 278n–1 - Emergency communication and tracking technologies research initiative

15 U.S. Code § 278n–2 - Green manufacturing and construction

15 U.S. Code § -

§ 278p - Notice to Congress

§ 278q - Appropriations; availability

§ 278r - Collaborative manufacturing research pilot grants

§ 279 - Absence of Director

§ 280, 281 - Repealed.

§ 281a - Structural failures

§ 282 - Repealed.

§ 282a - Assessment of emerging technologies requiring research in metrology

§ 283 - Repealed.

§ 284 - Omitted

§ 285, 286 - Repealed.