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Quality Assurance References
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National QA Guidance and Requirements Documents

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    Hide details for ANSI/ASQC E4-1994 AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD Specifications and Guidelines for Quality Systems for EnvironmentANSI/ASQC E4-1994 AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD Specifications and Guidelines for Quality Systems for Environmental Data Collection and Environmental Technology Programs
      This is not an EPA document but is a consensus document that describes a basic set of mandatory specifications and non-mandatory guidelines by which a quality system for programs involving environmental data collection and environmental technology can be planned, implemented, and assessed. The EPA quality assurance program is based upon this consensus document. This document is available from the American Society for Quality.
    Show details for EPA Order 5360.1 A2 Policy and Program Requirements for the Mandatory Agency-Wide Quality System (May 2000)EPA Order 5360.1 A2 Policy and Program Requirements for the Mandatory Agency-Wide Quality System (May 2000)
    Show details for EPA Quality Manual for Environmental Programs, 5360 A1EPA Quality Manual for Environmental Programs, 5360 A1
    Show details for EPA QA/G-1 Guidance for Developing Quality Systems for Environmental ProgramsEPA QA/G-1 Guidance for Developing Quality Systems for Environmental Programs
    Show details for EPA QA/R-2 - EPA Requirements for Quality Management PlansEPA QA/R-2 - EPA Requirements for Quality Management Plans
    Show details for Checklist for Reviewing EPA Quality Management Plans (QMPs)Checklist for Reviewing EPA Quality Management Plans (QMPs)
    Show details for EPA QA/G-3 - Guidance on Assessing Quality SystemsEPA QA/G-3 - Guidance on Assessing Quality Systems
    Show details for EPA QA/G-4 - Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives ProcessEPA QA/G-4 - Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process
    Show details for EPA QA/G-4D - Decision Errors Feasibility Trials (DEFT) Software for the Data Quality Objectives ProcessEPA QA/G-4D - Decision Errors Feasibility Trials (DEFT) Software for the Data Quality Objectives Process
    Hide details for EPA QA/G-4HW - Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process for Hazardous Waste SitesEPA QA/G-4HW - Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process for Hazardous Waste Sites
      EPA/600/R-00/007
      January 2000

      QA/G-4HW provides guidance on applying the Data Quality Objectives (DQO) process to hazardous waste site investigations. The guidance presents a step-by-step description of the DQO process and its application to sampling designs for environmental remediation and waste management activities.
    Show details for EPA QA/R-5 - EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project PlansEPA QA/R-5 - EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5 - Guidance on Quality Assurance Project PlansEPA QA/G-5 - Guidance on Quality Assurance Project Plans
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5G Guidance on Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project PlansEPA QA/G-5G Guidance on Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plans
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5i - Guidance on Data Quality IndicatorsEPA QA/G-5i - Guidance on Data Quality Indicators
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5M Quality Assurance Project Plans for Model Development and Application ProjectsEPA QA/G-5M Quality Assurance Project Plans for Model Development and Application Projects
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5S - Guidance for Choosing a Sampling Design for Environmental Data CollectionEPA QA/G-5S - Guidance for Choosing a Sampling Design for Environmental Data Collection
    Show details for EPA QA/G-6 - Guidance for the Preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)EPA QA/G-6 - Guidance for the Preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    Show details for EPA QA/G-7 - Guidance on Technical Audits and Related AssessmentsEPA QA/G-7 - Guidance on Technical Audits and Related Assessments
    Show details for EPA QA/G-8 - Guidance on Environmental Data Verification and ValidationEPA QA/G-8 - Guidance on Environmental Data Verification and Validation

Quality Assurance References
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National QA Guidance and Requirements Documents

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    Hide details for ANSI/ASQC E4-1994 AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD Specifications and Guidelines for Quality Systems for EnvironmentANSI/ASQC E4-1994 AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD Specifications and Guidelines for Quality Systems for Environmental Data Collection and Environmental Technology Programs
      This is not an EPA document but is a consensus document that describes a basic set of mandatory specifications and non-mandatory guidelines by which a quality system for programs involving environmental data collection and environmental technology can be planned, implemented, and assessed. The EPA quality assurance program is based upon this consensus document. This document is available from the American Society for Quality.
    Show details for EPA Order 5360.1 A2 Policy and Program Requirements for the Mandatory Agency-Wide Quality System (May 2000)EPA Order 5360.1 A2 Policy and Program Requirements for the Mandatory Agency-Wide Quality System (May 2000)
    Show details for EPA Quality Manual for Environmental Programs, 5360 A1EPA Quality Manual for Environmental Programs, 5360 A1
    Show details for EPA QA/G-1 Guidance for Developing Quality Systems for Environmental ProgramsEPA QA/G-1 Guidance for Developing Quality Systems for Environmental Programs
    Show details for EPA QA/R-2 - EPA Requirements for Quality Management PlansEPA QA/R-2 - EPA Requirements for Quality Management Plans
    Show details for Checklist for Reviewing EPA Quality Management Plans (QMPs)Checklist for Reviewing EPA Quality Management Plans (QMPs)
    Hide details for EPA QA/G-3 - Guidance on Assessing Quality SystemsEPA QA/G-3 - Guidance on Assessing Quality Systems
      EPA/240/R-03/002
      March 2003

      QA/G-3 provides non-mandatory guidance to help organizations plan, implement, and evaluate management assessments of their quality systems. This technical guidance was developed by EPA to assist those involved in assessments of quality systems to meet requirements provided in EPA Requirements for Quality Management Plans (EPA QA/R-2) and EPA Manual 5360 A1 and to gain value from the process. It discusses both internal and external assessments of EPA’s quality system and of the quality systems of those performing work for and with EPA. It does not address certification of quality or environmental management systems, as conferred by the International Standards Organization (ISO) or others.
    Hide details for EPA QA/G-4 - Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives ProcessEPA QA/G-4 - Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process
      EPA/600/R-96/055
      August 2000

      QA/G-4 provides non-mandatory guidance on developing Data Quality Objectives (DQOs) using a systematic planning process based on the graded approach. The guidance presents a step-by-step description of the DQO process. The Aug 2000 version supercedes the Sept 1994 version.
    Show details for EPA QA/G-4D - Decision Errors Feasibility Trials (DEFT) Software for the Data Quality Objectives ProcessEPA QA/G-4D - Decision Errors Feasibility Trials (DEFT) Software for the Data Quality Objectives Process
    Show details for EPA QA/G-4HW - Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process for Hazardous Waste SitesEPA QA/G-4HW - Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process for Hazardous Waste Sites
    Show details for EPA QA/R-5 - EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project PlansEPA QA/R-5 - EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans
    Hide details for EPA QA/G-5 - Guidance on Quality Assurance Project PlansEPA QA/G-5 - Guidance on Quality Assurance Project Plans
      EPA/600/R-98/018
      February 1998

      QA/G-5 provides guidance on developing Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) that will meet EPA expectations and requirements. This document provides a linkage between the DQO process and the QAPP. It contains tips, advice, and case studies to help users develop improved QAPPs.
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5G Guidance on Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project PlansEPA QA/G-5G Guidance on Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plans
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5i - Guidance on Data Quality IndicatorsEPA QA/G-5i - Guidance on Data Quality Indicators
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5M Quality Assurance Project Plans for Model Development and Application ProjectsEPA QA/G-5M Quality Assurance Project Plans for Model Development and Application Projects
    Show details for EPA QA/G-5S - Guidance for Choosing a Sampling Design for Environmental Data CollectionEPA QA/G-5S - Guidance for Choosing a Sampling Design for Environmental Data Collection
    Show details for EPA QA/G-6 - Guidance for the Preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)EPA QA/G-6 - Guidance for the Preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    Show details for EPA QA/G-7 - Guidance on Technical Audits and Related AssessmentsEPA QA/G-7 - Guidance on Technical Audits and Related Assessments
    Show details for EPA QA/G-8 - Guidance on Environmental Data Verification and ValidationEPA QA/G-8 - Guidance on Environmental Data Verification and Validation
QAPP Guide 2-12-04.pdf
    Show details for Integrating Quality Assurance into Tribal Water Programs: A Resource Guide for Reliable Water Quality Data ColIntegrating Quality Assurance into Tribal Water Programs: A Resource Guide for Reliable Water Quality Data Collection
    Show details for EPA Region 4 Enforcement and Investigations Branch Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance ManualEPA Region 4 Enforcement and Investigations Branch Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Manual
    Show details for Uniform Federal Policy for Implementing Environmental Quality Systems:Uniform Federal Policy for Implementing Environmental Quality Systems:
Region 10 QA Documents
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    Show details for Region 10 Quality Management PlanRegion 10 Quality Management Plan
    Show details for Guidance on Preparation of Laboratory Quality Assurance PlansGuidance on Preparation of Laboratory Quality Assurance Plans
    Show details for You and QA In Region 10You and QA In Region 10
    Show details for Region 10 Annual Quality Assurance Report and Work PlanRegion 10 Annual Quality Assurance Report and Work Plan
CLP Superfund Analytical Services Guidance Documents
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    Show details for Introduction to the Contract Laboratory ProgramIntroduction to the Contract Laboratory Program
    Hide details for Contract Laboratory Program Guidance for Field SamplersContract Laboratory Program Guidance for Field Samplers
      EPA-540-R-00-003
      August 2004
      This document is designed for field samplers to help clarify sampling procedures necessary to submit samples for CLP analysis. It acts as a reference for the Regions and sampling contractors to promote consistency in sampling procedures throughout the Regions and to ensure proper adherence to CLP requirements. This document is intended to be used as a supplement to, not as a replacement for, existing Regional sampling instructions.

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Show details for EPA QA/G-9R - Data Quality Assessment: A Reviewer's GuideEPA QA/G-9R - Data Quality Assessment: A Reviewer's Guide
Other EPA Program and Region QA-Related Documents
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Region 10 QA Documents
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