EPA New England Regional Laboratory (Office of Environmental Measurement and Evaluation)
Quality Systems Documents
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EPA New England Documents
Quality Management Plan (e-QMP)
The QMP describes policies, procedures and management systems within EPA NE that govern quality assurance and quality control activities supporting the transparency and scientific defensibility of environmental data collected, used and disseminated by the Region.
In addition to the QMP, different "views" have been created for individual groups using the QMP. To view the information relevant to your group, navigate to "QMP Views" on the QMP web page.
Quality Assurance - Project Plan Program Guidance (QAPP) (PDF) (18 pp, 353 K) | MS Word Version (18 pp, 632 K)
This implementation document describes the EPA NE program for ensuring the collection and use of quality data.
EPA New England Example
- Streamlined QAPP Tables/Template
Examples of tables that may be included in a QAPP to summarize information, supplement and simplify the text, or to create a useful list of important information for the user.
- Appendix A: Brownfields Generic QAPPs - Guidance and Writer/Reviewer Checklist & Appendix B: Brownfields Site-Specific QAPPs Addenda - Guidance and Writer/Reviewer Checklist (PDF) (18 pp, 1.7 MB)
Generic Modeling Quality Assurance Project Plan and Quality Assurance Checklist
The QAPP guidance document and its companion checklist are designed to assist QAPP writers and reviewers involved in modeling projects, including the Total Maximum Daily Load Program (TMDL).
Modeling Journal: Checklist and Template (16 pp, 386 K, MS Word)
This modeling journal is a desktop tool which uses a checklist and journal template for documenting model development and model life-cycle evaluation.
Quality Assurance Project Plan Development Tool
This tool is designed to assist in developing a Quality Assurance (QA) Project Plan for projects that involve surface or groundwater monitoring and/or the collection and analysis of water samples. All information is also available on CD ROM including SOPs noted in Module 5. For a CD copy contact Pat Svetaka (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-918-8396).
Projects Using Only Existing (Secondary) Data
Quality Assurance Project Plan Guidance For Environmental Projects Using Only Existing (Secondary) Data (PDF) (10 pp, 67 K)
This QAPP guidance is designed to assist QAPP writers and reviewers involved in environmental projects based solely on previously existing (secondary) data. It describes a streamlined approach for planning and documenting projects that do not include sampling, testing or measurement determinations.
Standard Operating Procedure for Calibration of Field Instruments (temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity/specific conductance, oxidation/reduction potential [ORP], and turbidity) (PDF) (18 pp, 932 K)
Assessment and Data Review
Environmental Data Review Program
QA guidance that documents the implementation of the updated regional environmental data review program.
Guidance for Annual Reporting of Quality System Progress (PDF) (6 pp, 242 K)
Guidance and template designed to assist EPA-funded organizations in reporting on the status/progress of their quality systems.