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Managing the Quality of Environmental Data at EPA Region 1

Photo from a Meeting of the Region 1 Quality TeamThe Quality Assurance Unit is a multi-disciplinary group of chemists, scientists, environmental protection specialists and a chemical engineer. The staff is responsible for assuring the quality of data used to make decisions in support of the Agency mission and implementing and assessing the regional Quality system.

The QA Unit provides the following services:

  • Technical Assistance:
    • Project planning
    • Expert chemistry and engineering advice
    • Method reviews
    • Document reviews
  • Plan Reviews:
    • Quality Assurance Project Plans
    • Quality Management Plans
  • Training:
    • Quality Assurance and Technical
  • Assessments:
    • Laboratory
    • Field
    • Management systems
    • Data
  • Contract Management:
    • Contract Laboratory Program
    • Environmental Services Assistance Team
  • Quality Systems Documents

Standard Operating Procedures

Quality Assurance Tools

EPA New England Quality Assurance Training

Training forms a vital part of the EPA New England Quality System. To assure that quality assurance and quality control responsibilities and specifications are understood at every stage of project implementation, the QA Unit provides training for all levels of EPA management and staff. In addition, QA training is made available to state and tribal partners, grantees and EPA contractors.

Web-based Training Courses

Beginner's Guide to Preparing Quality Assurance Project Plans

Quality Assurance Project Plan Development Tool

Tables

Miscellaneous