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What: Materials/Disposal Fee

Starting September 2022, FGL invoices will show a $3.00 Materials/Disposal fee for each Chain of Custody (COC) submitted to the lab. This fee is necessary due to repeated and sizeable increases in supplies and environmental disposal costs. We will continue to combat inflationary challenges and thank you for your understanding in this matter.
What: New PS Codes for CLIP start September 1st

Per mandate of the State Water Board - DDW, starting September 1st, it will be important to use the new PS Code format when logging water quality samples onto a chain-of-custody (COC) for your laboratory. To aid FGL customers in this process, our IT Team is working with the DDW to have FGL ready to use the new CLIP platform for uploading data to the state. We plan to have our customer's new codes in our system and ready for upload to the new CLIP platform on September 1st. Until then, we will continue to use the existing codes.

For more information on the new PS Codes, click here
PFAS - Non-Potable & Biosolids Testing

If you have received the new PFAS order from the State Water Board (SWRCB) based on water code sections 13267 and 13383 order for the determination of the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at publicly owned treatment works, order WQ 2020-0015-DWQ, FGL can help. The order requires POTWs (Publicly Owned Treatment Works) to test for PFAS in non-potable water sources (Influent, Effluent, Groundwater Monitoring, etc.) and Biosolids.

FGL Environmental laboratory has partnered with an accredited and experienced lab to support and provide this testing. We will provide the proper sterile containers for you to collect the samples or in some select instances we may be able to perform the sampling.

For more information on the Order, click here
1,2,3-TRICHLOROPROPANE (1,2,3-TCP)
MONITORING REQUIREMENT


1,2,3-TCP is a chlorinated hydrocarbon with high chemical stability. It is a man made chemical found at industrial or hazardous waste sites. It has been used as a cleaning and degreasing solvent and is also associated with pesticide products. It has been proven to find its way into drinking water supplies.

FGL is a state certified laboratory performing analysis for 1,2,3-TCP by accredited testing method SRL524M and meeting the detection and reporting limit of .000005 mg/L (5 parts-per-trillion). The following web link contains more information:

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/drinkingwater/123TCP.html

Contact us for more information, (800) 440-7821.
FGL is Awarded ISO Accreditation
Fruit Growers Laboratory, Inc has received its International Standards Organization accreditation ISO /IEC 17025:2005 for Biological Testing for the Santa Paula and Stockton laboratories. This accreditation relates primarily to food safety and is an additional service to our clients.
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Lab-To-State Portal (LTS)
FGL Environmental is registered with the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) as a qualified laboratory to submit Lead and Copper data on the Lab-To-State (LTS) Portal; part of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS). The LTS Portal is now the preferred method of submission for reporting under the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). FGL is one of the few laboratories in the state to currently offer this new, method. The link below provides more information:

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/drinkingwater/lts_portal_info.shtml