TO All Access Analytical Clients
FROM Ashley B. Amick, General Manager
RE Upcoming Regulatory Compliance Fee
All Access Analytical Clients:
Hopefully this correspondence finds all of you doing well and enjoying a prosperous 2018. We are writing to let you know about a small fee structure change that will be put in place in the near future. On August 1st Access Analytical will begin adding a 5% Regulatory Compliance Fee to all outgoing invoices. This fee is being added to help offset the ever-increasing costs that we incur doing business as a certified laboratory. The fee is intended to help cover expenses such as:
- Maintaining state certification of our laboratory and all of the associated ancillary costs. These costs are items such as DHEC certification fees, annual PE sample costs, upkeep of QC/QA documentation, etc..
- Proper disposal of laboratory waste generated from various analytical procedures, disposal of completed water and/or soil samples, waste acid disposal, etc..
- Maintaining compliance with all current health and safety regulations needed to maintain a safe work environment for employees and minimize environmental pollution from laboratory operations.
Rest assured that we do not take any decision to increase fees lightly and have put a great deal of thought into this decision. In the end, we feel that attention to the above items simply cannot be compromised and a small price increase is our only option in this case. I hope everyone can appreciate our position on this matter. If you have any questions at all I can be reached via telephone at 803-454-8983 or via email at aamick @ axs-inc.com
Ashley B Amick