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Guidance for Quality Assurance Project Plans

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000125690
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.4 MB
Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Guidance for Quality Assurance Project Plans  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
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Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Agency, E. P. (n.d.). Guidance for Quality Assurance Project Plans. Retrieved from http://members.worldlibrary.net/


Description
Excerpt: This document, Guidance for Quality Assurance Project Plans, provides guidance to EPA employees and other organizations involved in developing Quality Assurance (QA) Project Plans that address the specifications listed in EPA Requirements for QA Project Plans (QA/R-5) (May 2001). It replaces all earlier versions of this guidance in their entirety including the version dated February 1998 (EPA/600/R-98/018).

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 AN OVERVIEW OF QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) PROJECT PLANS . . . . . . 1 1.2 EPA POLICY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3 CONTENT OF A QA PROJECT PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.4 QA PROJECT PLANS AND THE EPA QUALITY SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.5 DEVELOPING, REVIEWING, AND APPROVING A QA PROJECT PLAN . . . 6 1.6 DISTRIBUTING THE QA PROJECT PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.7 IMPLEMENTING THE QA PROJECT PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.8 RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 CHAPTER 2 QA PROJECT PLAN ELEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.1 GROUP A: PROJECT MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.1.1 Title and Approval Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.1.2 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.1.3 Distribution List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2.1.4 Project/Task Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2.1.5 Problem Definition/Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2.1.6 Project/Task Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.1.7 Quality Objectives and Criteria for Measurement Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.1.8 Special Training Needs/Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.1.9 Documents and Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.2 GROUP B: DATA GENERATION AND ACQUISITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.2.1 Sampling Process Design (Experimental Design) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2.2.2 Sampling Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2.2.3 Sample Handling and Custody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2.2.4 Analytical Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2.2.5 Quality Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2.2.6 Instrument/Equipment Testing, Inspection, and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 2.2.7 Instrument/Equipment Calibration and Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.2.8 Inspection/Acceptance of Supplies and Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 2.2.9 Non-direct Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 2.2.10 Data Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 2.3 GROUP C: ASSESSMENT AND OVERSIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2.3.1 Assessments and Response Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 2.3.2 Reports to Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

 

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