The Development of a Quality Assurance Project Plan for the U.S. EPA Dioxin Exposure Initiative Program
All projects planned and implemented under the EPA Dioxin Exposure Initiative (DEI) are required to have completed Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) EPA Order 5360.1 A2 states, All work funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that involves the acquisition of environmental data generated from direct measurement activities, collected from other sources, or compiled from computerized data bases and information systems are implemented in accordance with an approved QA Project Plan...except under circumstances requiring immediate actions to protect human health and the environment or operations conducted under police powers. These QAPPs have proven invaluable in the development and improvement of analytical methodology for dioxin-like compounds over the intervening years and in the verification and validation of the results of dioxin exposure studies.
Byrne, C; Ferrario, J. 2004. The Development of a Quality Assurance Program Project Plan for the Dioxin Exposure Initiative Program. Organohalogen Compounds 66: 532-536.