ATCP 77.23(1)(c) (c) The department shall inspect a laboratory under par. (a) before approving the laboratory to perform a visual read drug residue screening test, and before approving any individual under sub. (2) to perform a visual read drug residue screening test at that laboratory.
ATCP 77.23(2) (2)Analysts approved.
ATCP 77.23(2)(a)(a) No individual may perform a drug residue screening test unless the department approves that individual to perform that test at a laboratory approved under sub. (1).
ATCP 77.23(2)(b) (b) Before the department approves an individual under par. (a) to perform a visual read test, the department shall perform an on-site competency evaluation under sub. (4).
ATCP 77.23(2)(c) (c) The department's approval under par. (a) expires on December 31 of each year unless, by that date, the laboratory operator attests to the department that the individual has successfully completed an annual proficiency evaluation under sub. (5).
ATCP 77.23(2)(d) (d) The department may suspend or revoke an approval under par. (a) for cause.
ATCP 77.23(3) (3)Approval fees. A laboratory operator shall pay the following fees to acquire and maintain a laboratory approval under sub. (1):
ATCP 77.23(3)(a) (a) An initial fee of $610, except as provided in par. (b) or (c).
ATCP 77.23(3)(b) (b) An initial fee of $150 if the laboratory tests milk for only one dairy plant operator and all the following apply:
ATCP 77.23(3)(b)1. 1. The dairy plant operator receives only grade B milk.
ATCP 77.23(3)(b)2. 2. The dairy plant operator receives milk from not more than 5 producers.
ATCP 77.23(3)(b)3. 3. The dairy plant operator receives not more than 10,000 lbs. of raw milk per week.
ATCP 77.23(3)(c) (c) An initial fee of $60 if the laboratory does not apply for approval to perform any visual read test.
ATCP 77.23(3)(d) (d) A fee of $30 for each individual, in excess of 3 individuals, that the department evaluates under sub. (4) at the time of the initial laboratory inspection under sub. (1) (c).
ATCP 77.23(3)(e) (e) An annual renewal fee of $60 for each annual renewal of the laboratory approval, except that the renewal fee is $30 if the laboratory qualifies under par. (b).
ATCP 77.23(3)(f) (f) A fee of $150 for each laboratory visit, other than the initial inspection under sub. (1) (c), that the department makes for the purpose of evaluating individuals under sub. (4). This single fee of $150 covers all of the individual evaluations performed during the department's visit, regardless of the number of individuals evaluated.
ATCP 77.23(4) (4)Competency evaluation. Before the department approves an individual to perform a visual read test, the department shall observe and evaluate that individual's competency to perform that test. The department shall use an appropriate FDA 2400 series form to conduct the evaluation.
ATCP 77.23 Note Note: FDA 2400 series forms are on file with the department, the secretary of state and the legislative reference bureau.
ATCP 77.23(5) (5)Annual proficiency evaluation.
ATCP 77.23(5)(a)(a) An individual approved to perform a drug residue screening test shall complete an annual proficiency evaluation. An evaluator approved by the department shall administer the annual proficiency evaluation. The department may approve the laboratory operator to serve as evaluator, except that an independent evaluator shall administer annual proficiency evaluations for analysts performing visual read tests. The evaluator shall report the results of each proficiency evaluation to the department within 7 days after the evaluation is completed.
ATCP 77.23(5)(b) (b) In a proficiency evaluation, the evaluated individual shall examine the number of samples required under either par. (d) or (e). The evaluator may prepare the samples used in proficiency evaluations, except for samples used in a visual read proficiency test. The contents of the samples shall be known only to the evaluator, and not to the evaluated individual. The evaluator shall evaluate the individual's proficiency by comparing the individual's results to the known contents of the samples, and shall report those results to the department.
ATCP 77.23(5)(c) (c) A proficiency evaluation under par. (a) shall be conducted according to a standard evaluation procedure that the department approves in writing. A standard evaluation procedure shall comply with this subsection and shall include standards for all the following:
ATCP 77.23(5)(c)1. 1. The evaluator's preparation of proficiency evaluation samples.
ATCP 77.23(5)(c)2. 2. The analyst's examination of proficiency evaluation samples.
ATCP 77.23(5)(c)3. 3. Deadlines for examining proficiency evaluation samples and reporting test results.
ATCP 77.23(5)(c)4. 4. The evaluator's review and rating of the individual's proficiency.
ATCP 77.23(5)(d) (d) For a drug residue screening test other than a visual read test, a proficiency evaluation under par. (a) shall include 3 samples. To pass the proficiency evaluation, the individual shall interpret all 3 sample results correctly.
ATCP 77.23(5)(e) (e) For a visual read test, a proficiency evaluation under par. (a) shall include at least 6 but not more than 20 samples. To pass a proficiency evaluation involving 6 to 10 samples, an individual shall interpret no more than one sample result incorrectly. To pass a proficiency evaluation involving 11 to 20 samples, an individual shall interpret no more than 2 sample results incorrectly.
ATCP 77.23(6) (6)Failed proficiency evaluation; loss of approval.
ATCP 77.23(6)(a)(a) If an individual approved to perform a drug residue screening test fails his or her first annual proficiency evaluation related to that test, the individual is no longer approved to perform that test.
ATCP 77.23(6)(b) (b) If an individual approved to perform a drug residue screening test passes his or her first annual proficiency evaluation related to that test, but subsequently fails 2 consecutive annual proficiency evaluations, the individual is no longer approved to perform that test.
ATCP 77.23(6)(c) (c) The department may restore an approval lost under par. (a) or (b) if the individual completes a training program approved by the department and passes an on-site competency evaluation under sub. (4). If the individual subsequently fails his or her first annual proficiency evaluation related to the drug residue screening test, the individual may no longer perform that test. The department may again restore the approval if the individual again meets the restoration requirements under this paragraph.
ATCP 77.23(7) (7)List of approved analysts. The department shall maintain, for each laboratory approved under sub. (1), a list of individuals currently approved to perform drug residue screening tests at that laboratory. The list shall identify the drug residue screening tests that each individual is approved to perform.
ATCP 77.23(8) (8)Notice of staffing changes.
ATCP 77.23(8)(a)(a) A laboratory operator shall notify the department within 30 days after any of the following occurs:
ATCP 77.23(8)(a)1. 1. An individual approved under sub. (2) leaves employment with that laboratory.
ATCP 77.23(8)(a)2. 2. There is a change in the name of any individual approved under sub. (2).
ATCP 77.23(8)(b) (b) A laboratory operator shall notify the department within 7 days after a staffing change if, as a result of that change, the laboratory has no individuals approved under sub. (2) to perform a drug residue screening test that the laboratory is authorized to perform.
ATCP 77.23 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 11-15-01; CR 01-124: cr. Register December 2002 No. 564, eff. 1-1-03; CR 07-006: r. and recr. (1), am. (3) (d) and (f), Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08; CR 07-037: am. (3) (a) and (c) to (e) Register April 2008 No. 628, eff. 5-1-08; CR 14-073: am. (1) (a), (b) 2. Register August 2016 No. 728, eff. 9-1-16.
ATCP 77.24 ATCP 77.24Milk and food analysts; proficiency evaluation.
ATCP 77.24(1)(1)Annual proficiency evaluation required. Except as provided in sub. (4), the department may not renew an analyst's certification to perform any test listed under s. ATCP 77.02 (1) or (2) unless, within the year immediately preceding that renewal, the analyst passes a proficiency evaluation for that test. The proficiency evaluation shall comply with this section.
ATCP 77.24(2) (2)Form of evaluation. In a proficiency evaluation under sub. (1), an analyst shall examine samples prepared by an approved evaluator under sub. (3). The contents of the samples shall be known only to the evaluator. The evaluator shall rate the analyst's proficiency by comparing the analyst's results to the known contents of the samples, and shall report those results and ratings to the department. The reported results and ratings are rebuttably presumed to be valid for purposes of s. ATCP 77.22 and this section.
ATCP 77.24(3) (3)Approved evaluator. The department, or another evaluator approved by the department in writing, shall serve as a proficiency evaluator under sub. (2).
ATCP 77.24 Note Note: The department will approve an evaluator under sub. (3) if FDA approves that evaluator for the same purpose.
ATCP 77.24(4) (4)Evaluation procedure; general. A proficiency evaluation under sub. (1) shall be conducted according to a standard evaluation procedure which the department approves in writing. An analyst is not required to complete a proficiency evaluation for any test unless the department has approved a standard evaluation procedure for that test. A standard evaluation procedure shall comply with applicable requirements under sub. (5), and shall include standards for all of the following:
ATCP 77.24(4)(a) (a) The evaluator's preparation of proficiency evaluation samples.
ATCP 77.24(4)(b) (b) The analyst's examination of proficiency evaluation samples.
ATCP 77.24(4)(c) (c) Deadlines for examining proficiency evaluation samples and reporting test results.
ATCP 77.24(4)(d) (d) The evaluator's review and rating of the analyst's proficiency.
ATCP 77.24(5) (5)Milk tests; evaluation standards.
ATCP 77.24(5)(a)(a) Proficiency evaluations for the following tests under s. ATCP 77.02 (1) shall test include at least the following number of samples:
ATCP 77.24(5)(a)1. 1. At least six but not more than 20 samples for standard plate count, petrifilm aerobic count, plate loop count, or phosphatase tests.
ATCP 77.24(5)(a)2. 2. At least eight but not more than 20 samples for direct microscopic somatic cell counts, electronic somatic cell counts, drug residue tests, or coliform tests
ATCP 77.24(5)(b) (b) To pass a proficiency evaluation under par. (a) which involves 6 to 10 samples, an analyst shall obtain no more than one unacceptable sample result. To pass a proficiency evaluation under par. (a) which involves 11 to 20 samples, an analyst shall obtain no more than 2 unacceptable sample results.
ATCP 77.24(5)(c) (c) In a proficiency evaluation for any of the following tests, a sample result is unacceptable if it falls outside the statistical limits established in FDA's “Evaluation of Milk Laboratories," 1995 edition.
ATCP 77.24(5)(c)1. 1. Standard plate count.
ATCP 77.24(5)(c)2. 2. Petrifilm aerobic count.
ATCP 77.24(5)(c)3. 3. Plate loop count.
ATCP 77.24(5)(c)4. 4. Direct microscopic somatic cell count.
ATCP 77.24(5)(c)5. 5. Electronic somatic cell count.
ATCP 77.24(5)(d) (d) In a proficiency evaluation for a test, such as a drug residue or phosphatase test, in which sample test results are reportable as positive or negative, a sample result is unacceptable if the analyst fails to report the correct positive or negative result.
ATCP 77.24(5)(e) (e) In a proficiency evaluation for a coliform test, a sample result is unacceptable if the analyst fails to report the correct result.
ATCP 77.24 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 07-006: am. (2) and (5) (e), Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
subch. III of ch. ATCP 77 Subchapter III — Water Laboratories
ATCP 77.30 ATCP 77.30Water laboratories; procedures.
ATCP 77.30(1)(1)Test methods. An operator who performs any test listed under s. ATCP 77.02 (3) shall perform that test according to methods specified in applicable reference materials under sub. (2), or according to methods which the department approves in writing.
ATCP 77.30(2) (2)Reference materials. An operator who performs any test listed under s. ATCP 77.02 (3) shall keep all of the following reference materials at the certified laboratory:
ATCP 77.30(2)(a) (a) The manufacturer's complete operating and maintenance instructions for equipment used to perform that test.
ATCP 77.30(2)(b) (b) The U.S. environmental protection agency “Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water," 5th edition.
ATCP 77.30(2)(c) (c) “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st edition, published by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.
ATCP 77.30 Note Note: Copies of “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Waste Water" are on file with the department and the legislative reference bureau and may be obtained from the “APHA Bookstore" at http://secure.apha.org/iMIS/APHA/Store .
ATCP 77.30(3) (3)Culture media. Culture media for any test listed under s. ATCP 77.02 (3) shall be effectively sterilized before they are used. Culture media shall be autoclaved for the total cycle time and sterilization time specified by the media manufacturer or by the applicable test method under this section.
ATCP 77.30 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 07-006: am. (2) (b) and (c), Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
ATCP 77.32 ATCP 77.32Water laboratory analysts.
ATCP 77.32(1) (1)Operator to document competency. In every initial or renewal application for water laboratory certification, a laboratory operator shall document that the analysts who perform each test under s. ATCP 77.02 (3) for which the laboratory seeks certification are properly trained to perform that test, and can accurately test positive and negative blind samples. Analysts are not required to be certified by the department.
ATCP 77.32(2) (2)Department to audit competency. Whenever the department performs a mandatory inspection of a water laboratory under s. ATCP 77.14 (1), the department shall observe and evaluate the competency of at least one analyst who performs tests under s. ATCP 77.02 (3) for which the department is certifying the water laboratory. The department shall use the United States environmental protection agency “Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water," 5th edition, to evaluate the analyst's competency.
ATCP 77.32 Note Note: Copies of the “Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water" are on file with the department and the legislative reference bureau and may be obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at https://www.epa.gov/dwlabcert/laboratory-certification-manual-drinking-water.
ATCP 77.32 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 07-006: am. (2), Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
ATCP 77.34 ATCP 77.34Water laboratories; proficiency evaluation.
ATCP 77.34(1)(1)Evaluation required. Except as provided in sub. (4), the department may not issue or renew an operator's certification to perform any test listed under s. ATCP 77.02 (3) unless, within the year immediately preceding that certification or renewal, the laboratory passes a proficiency evaluation for that test.
ATCP 77.34(2) (2)Form of evaluation. In a laboratory proficiency evaluation under sub. (1), an operator shall assign an analyst to examine samples prepared by an approved evaluator under sub. (3). The contents of the samples shall be known only to the evaluator. The analyst who examines the samples shall be an analyst who normally performs that test at the certified laboratory. The evaluator shall rate the operator's proficiency by comparing the analyst's results to the known contents of the samples, and shall report those results and ratings to the department. The reported results and ratings are rebuttably presumed to be valid for purposes of this section.
ATCP 77.34(3) (3)Approved evaluator. The state of Wisconsin laboratory of hygiene, or another evaluator approved by the department in writing, shall be the evaluator in a proficiency evaluation under under sub. (1).
ATCP 77.34(4) (4)Evaluation procedure; general. A proficiency evaluation under sub. (1) shall be conducted according to a standard evaluation procedure which the department approves in writing. An operator is not required to complete a proficiency evaluation for any test unless the department has approved a standard evaluation procedure for that test. A standard evaluation procedure shall include standards for all the following:
ATCP 77.34(4)(a) (a) The evaluator's preparation of proficiency evaluation samples.
ATCP 77.34(4)(b) (b) The operator's examination of proficiency evaluation samples.
ATCP 77.34(4)(c) (c) Deadlines for examining proficiency evaluation samples and reporting test results.
ATCP 77.34(4)(d) (d) The evaluator's review and rating of the operator's proficiency.
ATCP 77.34(5) (5)Drinking water tests; evaluation procedures. Beginning on July 1, 1999, standard evaluation procedures for tests under s. ATCP 77.02 (3) shall include the following requirements:
ATCP 77.34(5)(a) (a) An operator who is evaluated for proficiency in testing for total coliform and fecal coliform or E. coli shall examine at least 10 samples of at least 100 ml. each annually. The evaluator shall provide full volume samples, or the concentrate and diluents needed to reconstitute the concentrates to full volume. Each sample set shall include all of the following:
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