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Main Title Laboratory and Field Audits as Part of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory (HWERL) Quality Assurance Program.
Author Blackburn, W. B. ; Simes, G. F. ;
CORP Author S-Cubed, La Jolla, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-03-4001; EPA/600/D-88/014;
Stock Number PB88-160288
Additional Subjects Quality assurance ; Auditing ; Data collection ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Evaluation ; Methodology ; Hazardous waste ; Audits ; Waste management ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Remedial actions ; Compliance
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-160288 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Audits are an important and integral part of the EPA Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory (HWERL) Quality Assurance (QA) Program. As part of the overall QA program, audits are used to determine contractor compliance with quality assurance plans and to assess the overall quality of data collected during data gathering or data generation activities. Additionally, audits are useful in evaluating the procedures used in collecting and analyzing samples, in all facets of data quality, and in management of the activity. Often, an audit of a sampling or analytical activity will reveal a problem which otherwise may have gone undetected until the end of the project. In such cases, on-site corrective action recommendations are made. Four different types of audits are performed under the EPA HWERL QA Program: Management Systems Audits (MSA), Technical Systems Audits (TSA), Performance Evaluation Audits (PEA), and Audits of Data Quality (ADQ).