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"Independence" Day: ACIL Meets on Capitol Hill

Last week I attended the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) Policies and Practices (P2) Conference in Washington, D.C. This annual conference is comprised of educational sessions that combine government relations and business practices in support of ACIL’s mission to provide the independent testing community with advocacy, education, and alliances that enable members to better address environmental and product risks to the public.

Most notably, one full day of the conference was spent on Capitol Hill meeting with various Congressional representatives. In addition to members attending special session meetings, ACIL and its guests delivered a Congressional Briefing. 

EPA Calls on States to Take the Lead on Lead

Earlier this month Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told reporters that eradicating lead from drinking water is one of his top priorities. 

Pruitt said part of the President’s $1.5 trillion plan to bolster the nation’s infrastructure includes investments in aging water infrastructure, which Pruitt believes should focus on eliminating lead in potable water. In his conversation with reporters, however, Pruitt appeared to place the onus on state and local governments, calling on them to invest in such upgrades. 

Babcock Labs Now Women-Owned ESOP!

On this International Women's Day, Babcock Laboratories is proud to announce its recent designation as a Women-Owned Business! As a 100 percent Employee-Owned company, this status is not only unique, it is historic. It is our understanding that we are the first ESOP to be granted Women Business Enterprise (WBE) status by the Supplier Clearinghouse

Quarterly Monitoring for 1,2,3-TCP Begins

This first calendar quarter marks the start of state-mandated quarterly monitoring of 1,2,3-TCP. Does your lab lack adequate capacity to serve you in a timely fashion? Babcock Labs encourages you to call today to ensure your TCP monitoring goes off without a hitch. Babcock Laboratories is not only certified by ELAP to perform these methods, we also have 15 years of experience with these methods under UCMR. 

New Year's Resolutions

It’s 2018 and if you’re like most people, you have come up with a few personal objectives or improvements that you are committed to upholding this year. Often times, these resolutions aren’t new, there is just something about the beginning of a new calendar year that allows us to recalibrate and refocus on our values and goals.

In the spirit of renewed focus and commitment, Babcock Labs has a few New Year’s resolutions that we’d like to share with you:

New State Law Regarding Lead Testing in Schools

Earlier this month the American Water Works Association (AWWA) partnered with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) on a webinar concerning the new state law for testing lead in schools.