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Division of Waste Management
Underground Storage Tank Branch

PSTEAF Claims and Payment
Certified Laboratories

Pursuant to 401 KAR 42:340, after Oct. 1, 1999, owners and operators shall have all required analytical testing performed by a certified laboratory to be eligible for reimbursement from the funding source, the Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund (PSTEAF). This administrative regulation does not apply to a facility for which the Claims and Payment Section approved an Application for Assistance prior to Oct. 1, 1999, unless further analytical sample testing is required by the cabinet after Oct. 1, 1999.

After a current accreditation has been obtained, an accredited laboratory must submit a completed Application for Laboratory Certification (DEP 6074) to the UST Branch Claims and Payment Section. The application must include proof of accreditation from one of the following approved accreditation laboratory programs:

(1) The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, public service, membership society. The mission of A2LA is to provide comprehensive services in laboratory accreditation and laboratory-related training.

Contact Information:
The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
5301 Buckeystown Pike
Suite 350
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: 301-644-3248
Fax: 301-662-2974


(2) The National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) implements the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) standards. State and federal agencies serve as accrediting authorities with coordination facilitated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assure uniformity. 

Contact Information:
Lara P. Autry, NELAC/NELAP Director
Mail code E243-05
RTP, NC 27711
Phone: 919-541-5544
Fax: 919-541-4261

 Click here to see the Certified UST Laboratories List.


This certification is intended for the use of the Kentucky UST Branch. Approved laboratories must be certified to conduct all required analysis using the acceptable methods listed in tables A and B of 401 KAR 42:060 and 401 KAR 42:070. For other analysis directed by the UST Branch not listed in tables A and B of 401 KAR 42:060 and 401 KAR 42:070; the laboratory performing the directed analysis must be currently accredited by either A2LA OR by an approved state to accredit environmental laboratories in accordance with the NELAP requirements and standards. The UST Branch does not regulate or certify those laboratories providing analysis of waste required by an accepting facility.