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Main Title National performance audit program : acid rain audits - 1988 - /
Author Lampe, Robert L., ; Mitchell, W. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mitchell, William J.
CORP Author NSI Technology Services Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/3-90/004; EPA-68-02-4444
Stock Number PB90-183427
OCLC Number 21398216
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Air quality management--United States ; Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Hazardous wastes
Additional Subjects Auditing ; Sample preparation ; Tables(Data) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Anions ; Quality control ; Cations ; Performance evaluation ; State government ; Local government ; National Performance Audit Program ; Acid rain ; Air pollution sampling ; Heavy metals ; US EPA
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-3-90-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/26/2016
EKCD  EPA/600/3-90/004 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/17/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-90-004 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-90-004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/18/2011
EMBD  EPA/600/3-90/004 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-3-90-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB90-183427 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 15 pages : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm
The report presents results of the Environmental Protection Agency's Semiannual U.S. Acid Rain Audit Program for 1988. When these audits, which are a part of the National Performance Audit Program (NPAP), were initiated in 1981, participation was limited to laboratories routinely analyzing acid rain samples. However, in 1988 invitations to participate were issued to all NPAP participants. As a result, only 52% of the results received for the 1988 audits came from laboratories that had been regular participants in the previous years' audits. Despite the many new participants, the percentage of participants who analyzed for a specific analyte was similar to that from previous audits. Also, as in previous audits, many participants had difficulty measuring accurately the concentration of the lowest cation and anion concentrations. Not unexpectedly, the percentage of the reported results identified as outliers was larger than in the 1985-1987 audits. The results for the heavy metals (Mn, Fe, Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) were similar to earlier audits in that most of the participants reported an average result (for all seven metals) close to the expected value.
"Shipping list no.: 90-219-P." "February 1990." Includes bibliographical references (page 5).