18 AAC 80.1110 - Laboratory certification fees

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) The owner or operator of a laboratory shall pay fees to the department as follows:
(1) a base fee, for initial certification or for renewal under 18 AAC 80.1100 for any method, of
(A) $150 if applying for certification under 18 AAC 80.1100(b) and (c) in one or more microbiological methods, or for renewal of that certification;
(B) $135 if applying for certification under 18 AAC 80.1100(d) in one or more microbiological methods, or for renewal of that certification;
(C) $500 if applying for certification under 18 AAC 80.1100(b) and (c) in one or more chemistry methods, or for renewal of that certification;
(D) $475 if applying for certification under 18 AAC 80.1100(d) in one or more chemistry methods, or for renewal of that certification;
(2) in addition to the base fee, a method fee as set out in (c) of this section, for initial certification or for renewal, for each method listed in 18 AAC 80.1110(c) for which the laboratory seeks to be certified.
(b) The applicable base fee is paid only one time for the period during which a certification is valid, even if the laboratory later applies for one or more certifications in additional methods during that same period.
(c) The annual method certification fees are as follows:
(1) microbiological methods, category I, consisting of enzyme substrate methods: $126 per method;
(2) microbiological methods, category II, consisting of fermentation methods, including confirmation test methods, and hetereotrophic plate-count methods: $410 per method;
(3) microbiological methods, category III, consisting of membrane filtration methods, including confirmation test methods: $441 per method;
(4) chemistry methods, category I, consisting of methods using ion-selective electrode, nephelometry, or spectrophotometery, for analytes including nitrate, nitrite, o-phosphate, alkalinity, pH, odor, color, conductivity, EDTA (calcium), turbidity, hardness, chloride, fluoride, cyanide, sulfate, total dissolved solids, and foaming agents, and also consisting of radiochemistry methods, including EPA 900 series and liquid scintillation counting: $284 per method;
(5) chemistry methods, category II, consisting of analysis of inorganic chemicals, including trace metals and inorganic non-metals, using ion chromatography, atomic absorption spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma/mass spectroscopy, including analysis for uranium by EPA 200.8, inductively coupled plasm/non-mass spectroscopy, hydride atomic absorption, and cold vapor atomic absorption: $441 per method;
(6) chemistry methods, category III, consisting of organic chemicals analysis by methods using gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography or gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, including EPA 500 series, EPA 1613, SM 6251B, SM 6610, and SM 6651: $788 per method;
(7) chemistry methods, category IV, consisting of asbestos analysis by transmission electron microscopy (TEM): $1,040 per method.
(d) For conducting an onsite inspection of a laboratory under 18 AAC 80.1105(c), the department will charge an hourly fee of $64 for staff time required to prepare for and conduct the inspection, and to complete any follow-up actions required by the results of the inspection.
(e) Fees assessed under this section are nonrefundable.

Notes

18 AAC 80.1110
Eff. 10/1/99, Register 151; am 8/19/2006, Register 179; am 4/24/2009, Register 190; am 7/25/2010, Register 195

Authority:AS 46.03.020

AS 46.03.050

AS 46.03.710

AS 46.03.720

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