EPA QA/R-2, EPA Requirements for Quality Management Plans
Outlines requirements for quality management plans for organizations that conduct environmental information operations for EPA through contracts, assistance agreements, and interagency agreements.
NOTE: The QMP Standard requirements will apply to all new and supplemental grant awards issued on or after February 17, 2023. All new and supplemental assistance agreements requiring QMPs awarded as of that date must be in compliance with the new Standard or must include an updated term and condition that links to the Standard.
Previously awarded grants will continue to use QA/R-2, unless they are amended to add new activities requiring a QMP, in which case the requirements of the new Standard must be followed.
The Office of Grants and Debarment will update the national programmatic terms and conditions to revise the QA T&C. As well, new and existing FR templates will be updated as applicable.
In the transition period between January 17 - February 17, 2023, Program Offices may elect to include the new Standard in any funding recommendations and awards requiring the QA T&C. Citing to the new Standard during this transition period, while not required, is preferred.