Department of Health

Controls Over Environmental Laboratories

The Department of Health inspects and certifies laboratories that perform environmental analyses of air, water, solid waste and hazardous waste in New York State. We examined the Departmentís controls over the inspection and certification processes. We found that these controls provided reasonable assurance the processes were performed in accordance with requirements. However, certain improvements could be made in the documentation of the inspections and the timeliness of the inspection process.

For a complete copy of Report 2002-S-56 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.