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State and Municipal Programs

TestAmerica Assists Clients with State and Local Government Projects

TestAmerica has partnered with many state and municipal governing bodies across the nation to provide testing services for a variety of environmental programs.  Industry leading capacity, coupled with a portfolio of specialty analytical methods and the ability to analyze complex matrices, allows TestAmerica to offer the diverse capabilities that state and municipal clients need.

Our extensive list of federal, state and local certifications provide the foundation for our analytical offerings.  These certifications, along with our nationally recognized quality assurance program, ensure that our labs provide consistent, legally defensible data to our clients.  TestAmerica has also developed strategic redundancy with certifications and capabilities throughout our network of laboratories to ensure our labs can share work and offer increased capacity.  Our unified, fully integrated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) further facilitates the sharing of work through the network, providing a seamless experience for our customers. 

To aid our clients in their data management endeavors, TestAmerica has created a portfolio of data deliverables to meet the requirements of state and municipal programs.  Our deliverable options include reduced and full level data packages, as well as Electronic Data Deliverables (EDDs) that allow for direct upload into regulator databases.  To learn more about our deliverable options, please visit our data solutions page.

State and Municipal Program Experience

TestAmerica, in support of the State of New York, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), receives samples from all NYSDEC regions to address the analytical requirements of remedial investigations, discharge evaluations, spill responses and state Superfund activities. TestAmerica performs analyses adhering to the NYS Analytical Services Protocol (ASP). Sample matrices include wastes, soils, drinking waters, ground waters, sediments, discharge samples and air. This contract requires strict adherence to the required methodologies resulting in high quality, legally defensible data for the State of New York.  TestAmerica has also developed deliverables specifically tailored to the NYSDEC program, including an advanced EQuIS EDD which utilizes an error checker program to ensure compliance with database requirements.

TestAmerica is the primary laboratory supporting development of the Hawaii Department of Health Technical Guidance Manual (TGM) for sampling and risk assessment.  Support includes application of draft TGM procedures to determine efficacy at selected sites.  One site in this effort consisted of a former agricultural property at a remote island location that required testing for Organochlorine Pesticides, Organochlorine Herbicides, Triazines, Carbamates, Metals, SVOC, and Dioxins as a prerequisite for a housing development.  TestAmerica provided solutions to help resolve problematic sample transport logistics from the site.  In addition, TestAmerica developed and applied the first-ever super-scaled (5 Kg) multi-incremental sample processing application for a number of the tested parameters, conducting leachability studies on all positive samples, and pioneering commercial lab implementation of the Ruby-Drexler sample preparation technique to determine the 'bioaccessible' component of detected arsenic concentrations.