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PREPARATION AIDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CATEGORY II QUALITY ASSURANCE PROJECT PLANS
Simes, G. PREPARATION AIDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CATEGORY II QUALITY ASSURANCE PROJECT PLANS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/8-91/004 (NTIS PB91211920), 1991.
Data collection activities performed for the Risk Reduction Engineering aboratory (RREL) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are divided into tour categories, depending on the intended use of the data. uality Assurance (QA) Project Plans are written to ensure that project needs will be met and that quality control procedures are sufficient for obtaining data of known quality. The level of QA required, however, depends on the project category selected for a given project. rojects that are of sufficient scope and substance that their results could be used directly, without additional support, for compliance or other litigation are identified as Category II projects. uch projects are of critical importance to the Agency goals and must be able to withstand legal challenge. ccordingly, the QA requirements will be the most rigorous and detailed in order to ensure that such goals are met. To assist professional scientists and engineers in preparing QA Project Plans, separate guidance manuals in an easy-to-read format have been developed for each category. he Category II manual contains detailed descriptions of each of the 12 required elements of a Category II QA Project Plan. lso included are definitions and explanations of frequently used terms, examples of QA forms and charts, sample equations and numerous types of tables suggested for summarizing information.