(1) The department shall designate qualified laboratories, consultants, and contractors. To receive such a designation, firms shall apply to the department and provide the information necessary to establish the qualifications required by (2) .
(2) (a) To qualify for designation a firm shall demonstrate that it:
(i) is staffed with experienced, professional personnel capable of performing any or all of the work described in ARM 17.24.1225(2) ;
(ii) is capable of collecting necessary field data and samples;
(iii) has adequate space for material preparation cleaning and sterilizing necessary equipment, stationary equipment, storage, and space to accommodate periods of peak work loads;
(iv) meets the requirements of the Department of Labor and Industry Safety Bureau;
(v) has the financial capability and business organization necessary to perform the work required;
(vi) has analytical, monitoring and measuring equipment capable of meeting the applicable standards and methods contained in ARM 17.24.645 and 17.24.646; and
(vii) is capable of performing either the determination or statement under ARM 17.24.1225(2) (a) and (b) .
(b) Subcontractors may be used to provide the services required if their use is described in the application for designation and approved by the department.