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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||National Performance Audit Program (NPAP) (1996).|
|Author||Hunike, E. T. ; Musick, D. R. ; Elkins, J. B. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution monitoring ; Audits ; Air pollution standards ; Air pollutants ; Air pollution sources ; Carbon monoxide ; Lead(Metal) ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Sulfur dioxide ; Ozone ; Particulates ; Quality assurance ; NPAP(National Performance Audit Program) ; National Performance Audit Program ; Monitoring stations|
THe National Performance Audit Program (NPAP) is one of the major components in the quality assurance of the Nation's air monitoring program. This paper will explore some of the forces behind these changes as well as the results which include expansion of the NPAP to cover not only all the criteria pollutants, but also volatile organic compounds and carbonyls, new audit equipment design, more audit equipment, more sites audited, and changes in the audit site selection process. The paper will include a review of the audit equipment used in the program, an examination, pollutant by pollutant, of the number of audits performed over the last 5 years, and other enhancements of the expanded NPAP.