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Quality Assurance References
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National QA Guidance and Requirements Documents

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    Show 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
    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
    Hide 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
      EPA/240/B-01/007
      September 2001

      QA/G-4D is a PC-based software package designed to determine the feasibility of data quality objectives defined using the Data Quality Objectives (DQO) process. The software supplements the guidance provided in EPA QA/G-4. The previous DOS-based software has been replaced with a Windows-based software program.
    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.
    Hide details for EPA QA/R-5 - EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project PlansEPA QA/R-5 - EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans
      EPA/240/B-01/003
      March 2001

      QA/R-5 defines the requirements and specifications for QA Project Plans (QAPPs) prepared for activities conducted by or funded by EPA. This document has been finalized and replaces QAMS-005/80. R-5 parallels the implementation requirements for QAPPs contained in the EPA Quality Manual for Environmental Programs (EPA Order 5360, July 1998), an internal policy manual.
    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
    Hide details for EPA QA/G-5i - Guidance on Data Quality IndicatorsEPA QA/G-5i - Guidance on Data Quality Indicators
      QA/G-5i will provide guidance on data quality indicators (DQIs), including the PARRC parameters (i.e., precision, accuracy, reproducibility, representativeness, and comparability) and how they fit into the implementation of the DQO process. The guidance discusses the role of DQIs in sampling and analytical measurements.

      Peer review of this document is complete. A final version has been drafted but has not been released as yet. Target date: Unknown.
    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
    Hide 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)
      EPA/240/B-01/004
      March 2001

      QA/G-6 provides non-mandatory guidance to help organizations develop and document Standard Operating Procedures. The document contains advice and examples to help users develop improved 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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    Show 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
    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
    Hide 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
      EPA/240/R-02/005
      December 2002

      QA/G-5S provides guidance on applying standard statistical sampling designs (such as simple random sampling) and more advanced sampling designs (such as ranked set sampling, adaptive cluster sampling) to environmental applications.
    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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    Hide details for Region 10 Quality Management PlanRegion 10 Quality Management Plan
      This document defines and describes the Quality Management (QM), Quality Assurance (QA), and Quality Control (QC) policies and responsibilities required by Region 10, in concurrence with the Agency's mandated QM program.
    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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    Hide details for Introduction to the Contract Laboratory ProgramIntroduction to the Contract Laboratory Program
      EPA-540-R-03-005
      April 2005

      This document is primarily designed to assist EPA's Superfund staff and managers (e.g., Remedial Project Managers, On-Scene Coordinators, Site Assessment Managers, and Risk Assessors) in obtaining laboratory analytical services for Superfund and Brownfields sites.
      • Link to document, (PDF, 1.4 Mb, 19 pages)
    Show details for Contract Laboratory Program Guidance for Field SamplersContract Laboratory Program Guidance for Field Samplers

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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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