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Main Title Harmonization of QA Procedures for Environmental Data Operations: Development of a National Consensus Standard for Quality Assurance for Environmental Programs.
Author Johnson, G. L. ; Wolfe, D. W. ; Blacker, S. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Quality Assurance Management Staff. ;Bechtel Environmental, Inc., San Francisco, CA. ;MAC Technical Services, Germantown, MD..
Publisher Oct 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/221;
Stock Number PB91-240523
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Federal agencies ; Hazardous materials ; Radioactive wastes ; Environmental issues ; Superfund ; Standards ; Requirements ; Quality assurance ; Quality control ; Interagency cooperation ; Remedial agencies ; Implementation ; Performance standards ; Comparison ; Cleanup operations ; American Society for Quality Control
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NTIS  PB91-240523 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 21p
Abstract
Decisions on where and how to clean-up Federally-owned facilities contaminated by mixtures of hazardous chemical and radioactive wastes requires that quality environmental data be obtained. The Federal Government is currently using several different standards or sets of requirements for establishing the quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures associated with environmental data operations for these sites. These standards defined the criteria for the QA activities and documentation required, the content and format of the documentation, and who was responsible for implementation. Shortcomings in these standards of requirements led in 1989 to efforts by several public and private sector groups to 'harmonize' the multiple sets of standards and requirements into a single set. These efforts are being conducted under the auspices of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) and involve participation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 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 toward establishing a national consensus standard for QA for environmental programs through the ASQC standard-setting process.