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Laboratory Services

EPA's Laboratory Enterprise

EPA’s Laboratory Enterprise (LE) is comprised of the Regional, Program, and Office of Research and Development (ORD) Laboratories. Each of EPA’s laboratories have the following distinct and complementary missions:

  • Regional Laboratories: provide scientific data in support of decisions by the EPA Regional Office’s environmental programs, address the comprehensive needs of the Regions, and inform immediate and near-term decisions on environmental conditions, emergency response, compliance, and enforcement.
  • Program Laboratories: implement legislative mandates to develop and provide specific programs that support decisions for regulations, compliance, and enforcement at a national level.
  • Office of Research and Development Laboratories: develop knowledge, assessments, and scientific tools that underpin decisions about EPA’s protective standards, risk assessments, and risk management decisions.