How EPA Manages the Quality of its Environmental Information
The EPA Quality Program provides requirements for conducting quality management activities for all environmental information collection, production, evaluation, or use and environmental technology programs performed by or for the Agency. The primary goal of the program is to ensure that the Agency’s environmental decisions are supported by data of known and documented quality.
- The EPA Quality Program provides the framework for planning, implementing, documenting, and assessing work performed by the Agency, and for carrying out required quality assurance and quality control activities.
- EPA Regions and Program Offices describe their processes and procedures for implementing the Agency's Quality Program in their Quality Management Plans (QMPs).
- The Quality Program covers implementation of the EPA Information Quality Guidelines.