Frederick, MD (PRWEB) June 09, 2017
A2LA is proud to announce that it is accepting applications for accreditation of Product Certification Bodies which intend to certify levels of formaldehyde in wood products in accordance with 40 CFR Part 770 for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) TSCA Title VI Third Party Certification program. Further, A2LA will also be accepting applications from Testing Laboratories who wish to test levels of formaldehyde in wood products in support of the EPA Third-Party Certifiers. A2LA is currently recognized as the only organization to offer accreditation to both Third Party Certifiers as well as outside testing laboratories.
“A2LA is excited for this opportunity to expand its growing Product Certification Body program and to offer our internationally-recognized product certification body accreditation to EPA Third-Party Certifiers,” states Mike Buzard, A2LA Product Certification Program Manager.
Interested parties may begin the application process by visiting A2LA's website or reaching out to the A2LA staff contacts listed above.
More detailed requirements and guidelines for those intending to become an EPA Third-Party Certifier or a supporting Testing Laboratory may be found at either http://www.ecfr.gov by searching out the appropriate Title and Part numbers (“40 CFR Part 770”) or at http://www.epa.gov/formaldehyde. Additional information on recognized Accreditation Bodies can be found at the EPA website.
A2LA’s Product Certification Program includes accredited Certification Bodies operating several varying schemes across the country and world for numerous types of products. With the addition of the EPA Third-Party Certification program, the A2LA program continues to expand and provide stakeholders with world-class accreditation services.
A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services and training to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers.