Resources for Planning an Information Product
"Information" is defined generally in EPA's Information Quality Guidelines as any communication or representation of knowledge such as facts or data, in any medium or form. An information product would be a product (such as a website, fact sheet, guidance document, etc.) that contains information. The following are some additional resources specific to "information products" that supplement the resources described on Systematic Planning page.
Procedures for Planning include:
- Program-Specific Requirements, Policy, and Guidance (for example,
NPDES Permit Writers'
Guidance Manual and Example NPDES Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding
- Discipline-specific Requirements, Policy, and Guidance (for example,
EPA's Risk Characterization
Handbook (PDF 189pp 8.9MB About
- Systematic planning to develop performance/acceptance criteria (for
example, EPA's DQO Process and procedures
specified in your organization's Quality Management Plan)
- Information Resource Management Procedures (for example, Data Standards, Locational Data Requirements, System Charter Decision Paper)
Procedures for Documenting the Planning include:
- QA Project Plans
- System Life Cycle Management Procedures (EPA Intranet - http://intranet.epa.gov/rmpolicy/im/sys-life-cyc-mgmt-procedures.pdf)
- Analytic Blueprint (EPA Intranet - http://intranet.epa.gov/adplibrary/adp/analyticblueprint/index.htm)
- Program-Specific and Discipline-Specific Requirements, Policy, and Guidance (for example, Guidance for Monitoring at Hazardous Waste Sites: Framework for Monitoring Plan Development and Implementation (PDF 64pp, 1.1MB About PDF) and your organization's Quality Management Plan)
Procedures for Reviewing and Obtaining Approvals include:
- Peer Review Process
including your organization's Peer Review Coordinator and EPA's Peer
- Program-specific review procedures including your organization's
Quality Management Plan, clearance procedures, predissemination procedures,
- Product Review (EPA Intranet - intranet.epa.gov/productreview/guide/index.html) including concept notification, PROTRAC, and the Policy and Implementation Guide.