Environmental Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC)
The committee is composed of 10 appointed and voting members representing a variety of expertise in the areas of environmental testing, laboratory accreditation, and method development and validation. Members are selected by the Deputy Director of the Division of Drinking Water to serve a two-year term, and includes both regulated stakeholders, and data users. There are two types of members – voting representatives from the scientific and laboratory community and non-voting members representing state agency partners and the public.
ELTAC needs new members! Applications are now open for those who are interested in serving on the committee. For information on how to apply, visit the Membership webpage.
The committee meets up to three times a year. Meetings are publicly noticed ten days prior to the meeting and provide many opportunities for public and community input. All ELTAC Meetings comply with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. Read A Handy Guide to the Act.
Visit the ELTAC Meetings webpage for more details.
Products, Documents, and Input
ELTAC provides support to both ELAP and California State Regulatory Agencies who use data from ELAP accredited laboratories. Agencies or Programs like ELAP or the State Water Board bring topics for ELTAC members to discuss and for expert opinions on what path(s) to take. Decisions made by ELTAC sometimes create or result in the creation of official documents or formal recommendations from the committee as a whole.
Due to AB 434 web content accessibility requirements, records from ELTAC meetings prior to 2021 are not posted online. For information on previous ELTAC meetings email firstname.lastname@example.org.