Completed documents must be sent to: Ontario Ministry of the
EnvironmentDirector, Laboratory Services Branch
125 Resources Road
Etobicoke ON M9P 3V6Attention: Laboratory Licensing
*If a partnership, all partners must sign. If an incorporated company, the
signatures of the corporation's President and Secretary are required.
Name of Laboratory Legal Name of
Telephone Number (include area code)
Fax Number (include area code)
Personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority
of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, s.72(1) and s.72(4). This information is
being collected for the purposes of drinking water testing services licensing.
Questions should be directed to the Licensing Coordinator, Laboratory Services
Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, 125 Resources Road, Toronto ON
M9P 3V6, telephone number 416 235-6370.
Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, CHAPTER 32 ss. 11 (3), (4), (5)
(3) No owner or operating authority of a municipal drinking-water system or
regulated non-municipal drinking-water system shall obtain a drinking- water
testing service from a person who is not licensed under Part VII to offer or
provide the service unless,(a) the laboratory at which the testing is to be
conducted is located outside Ontario and is an eligible laboratory in respect of
the particular tests to be conducted;(b) the person agrees in writing to
comply with section 18 and any prescribed requirements; and(c) the owner or
operating authority provides to the Director appointed for the purposes of Part
VII,(i) written notice of the use of the testing service,(ii) a copy of
the accreditation referred to in clause (4) (a), if applicable, and(iii) a
copy of the agreement referred to in clause (b). 2002, c. 32, s. 11 (3).
(4) For the purposes of this section, a laboratory located outside Ontario
is an eligible laboratory in respect of a particular test if the laboratory
is on a list maintained by the Director appointed for the purposes of Part
(a) the laboratory is accredited for the conduct of the test and, in the
Director's opinion, the accreditation is equivalent to the accreditation
standard of an accreditation body for drinking-water testing under Part VII;
(b) in the Director's opinion,
(i) it is desirable for the purposes of
this Act that the test be available,(ii) there is no laboratory, or there
are insufficient laboratories, in the area for the conduct of the test under a
licence issued under Part VII, and(iii) the person who is to provide the
drinking-water testing service will be capable of conducting the test at the
laboratory, or causing the testto be conducted there. 2002, c. 32, s. 11
(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), a laboratory may be added to the list
maintained by the Director, and may be retained on the list, only if,(a) any
fee required under this Act has been paid in respect of the laboratory;
and(b) the laboratory complies with the prescribed requirements. 2002, c.
32, s. 11 (5).
6. The following requirements are prescribed for the purpose of clause 11 (5)
(b) of the Act:1. Written permission has been given for a provincial officer
to inspect the laboratory before the laboratory is added to the list, if the
permission isrequested by the Director.2. Written permission has been
given for provincial officers to inspect the laboratory, on 24 hours notice, at
any time after the laboratory is addedto the list.3. The person who will
provide drinking-water testing services at the laboratory has agreed in
writing,i. not to sub-contract with another person to perform a
drinking-water testing service at another laboratory in relation to a sample
submitted fortesting,ii. to comply with,
A. sections 18, 18.1, 67 and 69 of
the Act,B. sections 9 to 13 of this Regulation, and
C. Schedules 15.1 and 16 to
Ontario Regulation 170/03 (Drinking-Water Systems), and
O. Reg. 322/08, s. 1(2).
E. Section 6 of Ontario Regulation 243/07 (Schools, Private Schools and Day Nurseries), andiii. to comply with
the conditions in paragraphs 3 and 4 of section 8 of this Regulation as if the
person held a drinking-water testing licence.4. The Director is satisfied
that,i. drinking-water testing services will be provided at the laboratory
in accordance with the agreement referred to in paragraph 3, and, for
thatpurpose, the laboratory has suitable resources, including facilities,
staff, technical resources and records management systems, andii.
drinking-water testing services will be provided at the laboratory with
competence, honesty and integrity. O. Reg. 248/03, s.