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§ 4943. Approved Laboratory for Testing Industrial Hemp for THC Concentration.

3 CA ADC § 4943BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 4. Plant Industry
Chapter 8. Industrial Hemp Cultivation
Article 2. Regulations for Industrial Hemp Cultivation
3 CCR § 4943
§ 4943. Approved Laboratory for Testing Industrial Hemp for THC Concentration.
(a) Testing of industrial hemp for THC concentration shall be conducted by a laboratory with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) / International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17025 accreditation using a validated method in accordance with Sections 4942, 4944, and 4945 for THC analysis on plant material from an accreditation body that is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement.
(1) Laboratories testing industrial hemp for THC concentration shall meet all laboratory registration requirements outlined in Part 990.3 in Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (October 31, 2019) and corresponding guidance which is hereby incorporated by reference.
(b) A laboratory shall obtain written approval from the Department in order to test industrial hemp for THC concentration. A laboratory shall submit a signed laboratory approval application with the following information to the Department for review and approval:
(1) name and contact information of the applicant,
(2) name and physical address of the testing laboratory,
(3) a copy of the testing laboratory's DEA registration certificate, if applicable,
(4) a copy of the testing laboratory's ISO/IEC 17025 certificate of accreditation,
(5) a copy of the testing laboratory's ISO/IEC 17025 scope of accreditation, and
(6) a copy of the testing laboratory's standard operating procedures for THC testing.
(c) If the Department determines that the requirements outlined in this section are met and the laboratory's standard operating procedures for THC testing comply with the requirements outlined in Sections 4942, 4944, and 4945, the Department shall approve the laboratory to conduct THC testing on industrial hemp by issuing a proof of approval, and adding the testing laboratory to the list of approved testing laboratories. When the laboratory is not approved, the Department will notify the laboratory in writing of any deficiencies in the application.
(d) Laboratory approval shall be valid for one year from date of approval by the Department, after which the laboratory shall renew the approval.
(e) Laboratories shall request renewal of Department approval in accordance with the procedures outlined in Section 4943(b). Renewed approval shall be valid for one year from date of renewal by the Department.
(f) Any changes to the approved laboratory's standard operating procedures shall be submitted to the Department for review and approval prior to implementation. Once the Department has determined that the requirements outlined in this section are met and the laboratory's standard operating procedures comply with testing requirements outlined in Sections 4942, 4944, and 4945, the Department shall notify the laboratory that testing may be completed under the revised standard operating procedures.
(g) The Department shall make a template of a laboratory application and the list of approved testing laboratories available on the Department's website.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 407 and 81006, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Section 81006, Food and Agricultural Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 6-10-2019 as an emergency; operative 6-10-2019 (Register 2019, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-9-2019 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 12-10-2019 as an emergency; operative 12-10-2019 (Register 2019, No. 50). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-9-2020 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Repealed by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(g) (Register 2020, No. 13).
4. New section refiled 3-24-2020 as an emergency; operative 3-24-2020 (Register 2020, No. 13). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-22-2020 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. New section refiled 3-24-2020 as an emergency; operative 3-24-2020. Expiration date of emergency extended 60 days (Executive Order N-40-20) plus an additional 60 days (Executive Order N-66-20) (Register 2020, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-20-2020 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
6. Repealed by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(g) (Register 2021, No. 3).
7. New section filed 1-11-2021; operative 1-11-2021 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2021, No. 3).
This database is current through 4/9/21 Register 2021, No. 15
3 CCR § 4943, 3 CA ADC § 4943
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