(3) If a laboratory/spectrometer certification is withdrawn, the laboratory/spectrometer is not
approved for interservice work. However, the responsible Service Program Manager may elect to operate the
laboratory/spectrometer to satisfy parent service requirements. In order to provide interservice support, the
requesting Service Program Manager must authorize the utilization of the laboratory/spectrometer in writing to the
laboratory and the JOAP-TSC.
Under special conditions, the Service Program Manager or the Director, JOAP-TSC
may waive certain checklist elements, in order to avoid interruption of essential
e. Laboratory/Spectrometer Certification Procedure. A laboratory must complete the following steps to
Complete three special certification sample sets (six pairs) with an average of 80 percent or
Forward an approved verification checklist to the JOAP-TSC.
(3) Forward the Certification Versification Checklist to the JOAP-TSC and a copy to the Service
Existing Laboratory Procedure.
(1) Certified. Laboratory/spectrometer certification does not expire unless it is uncertified by an
action listed in paragraph 4-3f. (2) below.
Uncertified. Reasons for reduction to uncertified are as follows:
Three month average falls below 80 percent.
Failure to submit monthly correlation results prior to the next month's due date.
Units with spectrometers in Reported Maintenance (RM) status will comply with
procedures in paragraph 4-4. Units with deployed spectrometers will comply with
procedures in paragraph 4-5.
Failure to submit an annual approved verification checklist.
Failure to meet full operating requirements (dependent upon nature of deficiency).
Laboratory/spectrometer is physically relocated.
Spectrometers that are geographically relocated (other than spectrometers that are
relocated within the same operating base or vessel) shall be decertified and required to
undergo the complete certification procedure as listed for new laboratories.
Spectrometers that are physically relocated within the same operating base or vessel
will be required to submit a new certification verification checklist and to perform a
complete spectrometer standardization prior to commencing normal operational
support. Any spectrometer, which has to be disassembled in any manner in order for it
to be relocated, must undergo the complete certification procedure. Mobile emission
spectrometers (Baird MOA's, Spectroil M's, etc.) will use the deployment kit available
from the JOAP-TSC to ensure proper operation after movement of the spectrometer.