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Main Title National QA Standard for Environmental Programs for Hazardous Waste Management Activities.
Author Johnson, G. L. ; Wentworth, N. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Quality Assurance Management Staff.
Publisher 15 May 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/140;
Stock Number PB91-218933
Additional Subjects Radioactive wastes ; Waste management ; Federal agencies ; Mixtures ; Hazardous materials ; Quality assurance ; Quality control ; Pollution regulations ; US EPA ; Requirements ; Pollution standards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-218933 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 10p
The clean-up of Federally-owned facilities contaminated by mixtures of hazardous chemical and radioactive wastes involves critical decisions based on environmental data. Federal agencies are currently using several different standards or sets of requirements, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance, for establishing the quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures for these sites. Shortcomings in these standards have led to efforts by several public and private sector groups to develop a uniform, consistent standard that produces the needed type and quality of environmental data in a more cost-effective manner. These efforts are being conducted under the auspices of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) and involve participation by EPA, the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and others in the contractor and regulated communities. The paper describes the progress which has been made toward establishing a consensus standard and associated requirements for use by DOE, EPA, and others for hazardous waste management activities. It is expected that the proposed standard will provide the basis for a needed revision and expansion of EPA guidance.