The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) on July 1, 1995 to enhance EPA's measurement programs and to facilitate the operation and expansion of a national environmental accreditation program. In the past twenty-five (25) years, ELAB produced over thirty (30) reports on a variety of topics relating to relating to environmental measurements. On October 17, 2019, the EPA, as part of Executive Order 13875, Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees, disbanded ELAB.
In response to this action, four (4) organizations:
came together and created a new group, the Environmental Monitoring Coalition, to continue the work of ELAB.
The EMC develops consensus recommendations and provides advice to federal and state agencies and stakeholder groups that will reflect the opinions and positions of its constituents on issues that include but are not limited to: