The New York State “Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP)”, which oversees Laboratories, requires a Technical Director with the appropriate academic background and experience, in order to maintain certifications for all New York State Environmental Laboratories. Walden Engineering’s staff includes a former NYS ELAP Certified Technical Director that was approved as acting Laboratory Technical Director for a NYS Town Municipal Laboratory Environmental Laboratory. Due to an unexpected Technical Director vacancy, quick action was required to maintain uninterrupted certifications and service.  Approval as the replacement Technical Director was a quick and painless process due to our extensive knowledge, experience and past affiliations with ELAP. All certifications and regulatory compliance were maintained while providing this service which continued for six months.