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36-495.02. Exemptions

A. This chapter does not apply to an environmental laboratory in this state that is:

1. Certified or designated by the United States environmental protection agency as the laboratory which provides analytical services to this state required for the delegation of primary enforcement responsibility under a federal law or regulation administered by that agency.

2. Operated by the Arizona department of agriculture or the radiation regulatory agency.

3. Performing only compliance testing of parameters which require analysis at the time of sample collection as long as the testing methodologies employed are approved by the director of the department of health services or the department of environmental quality.

4. Licensed to perform those analyses for which it is licensed or certified by another agency of this state.

5. Accredited by a national voluntary laboratory accreditation program administered by the national institute of standards and technology and approved by the department.

B. In addition to the exemptions established in subsection A, the director may also exempt by rule certain classes of environmental laboratories and types of compliance testing, parameters and methods, if the director determines that the exemptions will not adversely affect the public health or the environment. The rules shall be developed in cooperation with the director of the department of environmental quality and the director of the Arizona department of agriculture.