Permanent Rule Changes to OAR 333-064 Effective January 1, 2021
New rules are in effect for accreditation of environmental and cannabis laboratories. Among the changes are rules allowing remote assessments during declarations of emergency (and waiving trip fees for remote assessments), the adoption of the 2016 TNI Standard, a list of reasons to deny, suspend, and revoke accreditation (as well as information about providing notice before taking action), rules about payment of assessment fees for third party assessors, updates to the cannabis sampling protocols, changes to potency calculations for RPD and RSD, new rules for issuing ammended cannabis reports, and allowing laboratories to used hemp-based PT samples instead of a marijuana matrix if written permission from ORELAP is provided.
These rule changes were part of two separate rule-making efforts. One by ORELAP, and one by the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). View the documents below for more information.
On January 1, 2021, ORELAP adopted
The NELAC Institute (TNI) 2016 Standard. Since then, ORELAP has been evaluating laboratories based on these standards.