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UFP.QAPP.MEC.HNC.DEC09.v2

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									    Uniform Federal Policy
for Quality Assurance Project Plans
              (QAPPs)


 Application for Munitions and Explosives of
                Concern Sites
       M2S2 Workshop Huntsville, AL
             17 December 2009
                                               Slide 1 - 1
    Logistics
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   Ask Questions!




                                  Slide 1 - 2
    Short Course Objectives

   Overview of UFP-QAPP Background
   Use of UFP-QAPP in TPP for MEC sites
   Provide information sources
   Describe ongoing and future activities for
    UFP-QAPP




                                                 Slide 1 - 3
Historical Overview
              Inspectors General
              Cited data quality issues
              Task force formed




                                  Slide 1 - 4
    Uniform Federal Policy
   Intergovernmental Data Quality Task Force
    (IDQTF)
      Consensus workgroup

      Representatives from EPA Headquarters

       and Regions, DoD services, and DOE
          Navy chair DoD Environmental Data Quality
           Workgroup
               NAVSEA Laboratory Quality and Accreditation Office




                                                               Slide 1 - 5
    Information Quality Guidelines
   Required by the Data Quality Act- PL106-554
    (2001)
   …for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality,
    Objectivity, Utility and Integrity of Information…
   In essence, requires that data have a pedigree
    that permits users and potential users to assess
    usability of data for specific purposes
   A good, implemented QAPP is the foundation of
    data pedigree


                                                   Slide 1 - 6
    UFP for Implementing Quality
    Systems
   First Product of IDQTF
       Signed by EPA and DOE (2002)
       Signed by DoD (2003)

   Based on Quality Systems for
    Environmental Data Collection and
    Environmental Technology Programs,
    ANSI/ASQ E4 Section 5 (Part A)
       Section 5, Management Elements of a
        Quality System

                                              Slide 1 - 7
        UFP for Quality Assurance
        Project Plans (UFP QAPP)
   Based on ANSI/ASQ E4 Section 6 (Part B)
       Project-Specific
   Consistent with EPA QA/R-5 and QA/G-5

   Starting Point: EPA Region 1 QAPP Guidance
       Worksheets
       Organized around four major QAPP elements
            Project Management and Objectives
            Measurements and Data Acquisition
            Assessment and Oversight
            Data Review
                                                    Slide 1 - 8
    UFP-QAPP Implementation
   UFP-QAPP is voluntary consensus policy
       Once adopted by Federal department, agency, or
        program, use is mandatory within that
        organization
       Not subject to Notice of Violation
   UFP-QAPP Manual signed by EPA (2004), DoD
    (2005)
   Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
    Memorandum of 11 Apr 06
   DoD Instruction 4715.15 11 Dec 06

                                                    Slide 1 - 9
    UFP-QAPP Implementation
   Navy Procurement Policy and
    Procedures, 30 Oct 2007
   USAF Memo 9 July 2009
   USACE DID MMRP-09-009 for MC
    19 Aug 2009
   ASTSWMO Letter 16 Nov 2009



                                   Slide 1 - 10
     UFP-QAPP Documents
To download documents:
http://www.epa.gov/fedfac/documents/qualityassurance.htm




                           Compendium
  Manual
                                         Example QAPP
               Workbook                           Slide 1 - 11
    UFP QAPP
   PART 1 is the UFP work book manual
       Provide instructions and guidance on QAPP
        preparation
   PART 2A is the blank forms
       The forms are not mandatory, but facilitate ease
        of use
   PART 2B is the Compendium
       Lists required QC activities for the CERCLA process
        A minimum set of requirements
       Other Programs (e.g. RCRA) can use the
        Compendium if agreed by all parties

                                                      Slide 1 - 12
    Overview of UFP-QAPP Manual
   Principles
       Applicable to any environmental program
       Minimum QA/QC activities - QA/QC Compendium
       Documentation, detail and effort varies by project
       Recommends use of worksheets
       Cross referencing to other documents
       Does not require rewrite of any current QAPP
   Applicable to:
       Investigation
       Remediation activities or remedy solutions
       Final Clean-up and long term
        monitoring/stewardship activities
                                                      Slide 1 - 13
        Format

   Follows Systematic Planning Process
    (SPP)
       Formal DQO Process (EPA QA/G-4) or other
   Fill-in-the-blank worksheets for each QAPP
    element from project team decisions
   Allows for graded approach
       Amount of documentation and detail will
        depend on complexity and scope of project

                                               Slide 1 - 14
     Quality Assurance Project Plan
     (QAPP)

   Integrates technical and quality control
    aspects of a project including …
       planning, implementation, assessment, and
        corrective actions
   Documents steps taken to ensure
    environmental data are …
       of the correct type and quality required for a
        specific decision or use



                                                     Slide 1 - 15
    QAPP (Continued)
   Organized and systematic description
    of …
       quality assurance (QA)
       quality control (QC)
       application to the collection and use of
        environmental data



                                               Slide 1 - 16
    Other Documents
   Work Plans, Health & Safety, Sampling and
    Analysis Plans
       Can be „stand–alone‟ documents or incorporated
        into the UFP-QAPP using the graded approach
       NAVFAC Sampling and Analysis Plan is the UFP
        QAPP
           Work Plan refers to QAPP

           Munitions and Chemical Templates available


   At a minimum, other documents must be
    REFERENCED in the UFP-QAPP

                                                    Slide 1 - 17
Success in Region 2
Implementation
   Review documents in the context of UFP
    requirements

   Track Implementation at the regional
    level via Management Accountability
    Systems

   Compile feedback for
    improvements/modifications
                                              7
                                      Slide 1 - 18
Regions 2 Staged Approach

    Superfund sites and Federal Facilities

    Brownfields

    RCRA sites



                                       Slide 1 - 19
Initial Success in Region 2

FY‟06             FY ‟07:

        50% reduction of EPA FTE
        devoted to QAPP review

        20% increase in QAPP submittals


                                   Slide 1 - 20
   Initial Success in Region 2
More than doubled use of UFP in 2007 for
 Superfund & Federal Facilities as a
 result of implementation strategy


        2007         UFP       Non-UFP

     Quarters 1&2    12          24

     Quarters 3&4    27          11


                                      Slide 1 - 21
Continued Success in Region 2
   UFP Compliance for SF/FF continues
    to grow:
Fiscal Year          UFP         Non-UFP   Ratio
     2007             39           35       8:7
     2008             42           24       2:1
    2009*             27            5       5:1
            * 1st Half of 2009

   Reviewers saw an 80% decrease in
    the number of revisions prior to QAPP
    approval
                                             Slide 1 - 22
    Continued Success in Region 2
   Implementation has begun for Brownfields as well,
    not yet mandatory, but steadily growing each
    year.

     Fiscal Year            UFP    Non-UFP     Ratio
         2007                  2     40         1:20
         2008                  6     42         1:7
        2009*                 12     23         1:2
              * 1st half of 2009


                                                   Slide 1 - 23
     Navy UFP-QAPP
     Implementation Experience

   Additional time up front
   Brief Executive Summary helpful
   Lasting agreements
   Cost avoidance harder to quantify




                                        Slide 1 - 24
        Navy MMRP UFP-QAPP
        Experience

   Adak Island MC/MEC
       Excluded WS 15, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
   NAVFAC Template
       RPM Notes
       Cross walk to UFP-QAPP Sections
   www.ert2.org/t2mrportal



                                                       Slide 1 - 25
QAPP Process Elements




                        Slide 1 - 26
             Puzzle
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




                      Slide 1 - 27
               Project Management and
               Objectives
    Project
  Management
      and
  Objectives




              Management
                   Identify project team
                   Identify project organization and
                    responsibilities
                   Schedule and convene scoping meeting
              Objective
                   Define and document the problem
                       Define if …then… statement(s)


UFP QAPP 07/17/09                                          Slide 1 - 28
     Documentation and
     Organization Worksheets

   1, 5, 2, 8, 7, 3, 6, 4

   Graded Approach !

   Any different for MEC ?



                               Slide 1 - 29
             Worksheet #1
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




            Title and Approval Page (Section 2.1)
                Site location
                Document title
                Lead organization (see Section 1.3.1)
                Preparer‟s name and organizational
                 affiliation
                Preparer‟s address, telephone number, and
                 e-mail address
                Preparation date (day/month/year)

                                                      Slide 1 - 30
             Worksheet #1
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




            Title and Approval Page
                Investigative organization‟s project
                 manager‟s signature and printed
                 name/organization/date
                Investigative organization‟s project QA
                 officer‟s signature and printed
                 name/organization/date
                Lead organization‟s project manager‟s
                 signature and printed
                 name/organization/date
                Appropriate approval signatures and printed
                 names/titles/dates
                                                       Slide 1 - 31
             Worksheet #5
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




                  Organization Chart




                                       Slide 1 - 32
             Worksheet #2
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




            Nine items
                Lists pertinent information
                Identifies references
                Identifies UFP QAPP requirements that are
                 not applicable to the project
            QAPP Element Table
                Reference to worksheets
                Reference to other documents

                                                       Slide 1 - 33
             Worksheet #8
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




              Specialized
                                                     Personnel/   Personnel        Location of
              Training –
  Project                      Training   Training   Groups       Titles/          Training
              Title or
  Function                     Provider   Date       Receiving    Organization     Records/
              Description of
                                                     Training     al Affiliation   Certificates
              Course




         Special Personnel Training Requirements



                                                                                           Slide 1 - 34
              Worksheet #7
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




                                                                Education and
                            Organizational
             Name   Title                    Responsibilities   Experience
                            Affiliation
                                                                Qualifications




                     Personnel Responsibilities and
                             Qualifications



                                                                                 Slide 1 - 35
              Worksheet #3
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




                                                                                Document
             QAPP                                Telephone   Fax      E-mail
                          Title   Organization                                  Control
             Recipients                          Number      Number   Address
                                                                                Number




                                    Distribution List




                                                                                     Slide 1 - 36
             Worksheet #6
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




                                                     Procedure
     Communication     Responsible   Name   Phone    (Timing,
     Drivers           Entity               Number   Pathways, etc.)




                     Communication Pathways


                                                                   Slide 1 - 37
             Worksheet #4
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




             Project             Telephone               Date QAPP
                         Title               Signature
             Personnel           Number                  Read




                  Project Personnel Sign-off Sheet




                                                                     Slide 1 - 38
Scoping Sessions

                   Puzzle
                            Scoping Sessions




                                               Slide 1 - 39
Scoping Sessions

                   QUIZ!
                  Why do systematic planning?
                      Define what questions need to be
                       answered
                      Revise questions as more information is
                       gathered
                      Define roles and responsibilities of players
                      Define activities to answer the questions
                      Keep project focused and on target


UFP QAPP 07/17/09                                               Slide 1 - 40
     Planning/Problem Definition
     Worksheets

   9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 12, 13, 15

   Graded Approach !

   Any different for MEC ?



                                    Slide 1 - 41
             Worksheet #9
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




             Project Name:              Site Name:
             Projected Date(s) of       Site Location:
             Sampling:
             Project Manager:



             Date of Session:
             Scoping Session Purpose:



             Name      Title            Affiliation      Phone   E-mail    Project
                                                                 Address   Role




             Project Scoping Session Participants

                                                                                     Slide 1 - 42
             Worksheet #10
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




   Problem Definition
    The problem to be addressed by the project

    The environmental questions being asked

    Observations from any site reconnaissance reports

    A synopsis of secondary data or information from site

     reports: conceptual site model
    Known or suspected MEC types, locations

    Information concerning various environmental indicators

    Project decision conditions (If..., then... statements)




                                                      Slide 1 - 43
             Worksheet #11
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




      Project Quality Objectives/SPP Statements
       Who will use the data?

       What will the data be used for?

       What type of data are needed?

        (magnetometer, EMI, digital geophysical
        mapping)
       How good do the data need to be in order to
        support each decision along the way to achieve
        the desired project outcome?

                                                 Slide 1 - 44
  Project




             Worksheet #11
Management



                             (Continued)
    and
Objectives




       Project Quality Objectives/SPP Statements
        How much data are needed? (percent of
         coverage)
        Where, when, and how should the data be

         collected/generated (transect vs grid)
        Who will collect and generate the data?

        How will the data be reported?

        How will the data be archived?




                                            Slide 1 - 45
             Worksheet #14
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




            Summary of Project Tasks
                Sampling tasks
                Analysis tasks
                Quality control tasks
                Secondary data
                Data management tasks
                Documentation and records
                Assessment/audit tasks
                Data review tasks


                                             Slide 1 - 46
             Worksheet #16
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




                Project Schedule/Timeline



                                            Slide 1 - 47
             Worksheet #12
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




             Measurement Performance Criteria
              Adapt to geophysical analyses

                  Worksheet 12 A, B, C….
                                                Slide 1 - 48
             Worksheet #13
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




             Secondary Data Criteria and Limitations



                                                  Slide 1 - 49
             Worksheet #15
  Project
Management
    and
Objectives




                         Recommended:   LOD   LOQ


              Reference Limits and Evaluation

                   No Direct Application
                                                    Slide 1 - 50
Puzzle




         Slide 1 - 51
              Measurement Data Acquisition
              Sampling Tasks
                   Sampling Design
                   Sample Collection Procedures
              Analytical Tasks
              Sample Collection
              Quality Control
              Data Management

UFP QAPP 07/17/09                                        3
                                                   Slide 1 - 52
     Worksheets

   17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 23, 24, 25,
    30, 28, 29

   Graded approach !

   Any different for MEC?


                                           Slide 1 - 53
    Worksheet #17
   Describe the project sampling approach
       Rationale for selecting the approach
       Rationale for selecting the number of
        samples
       Describe or refer to Worksheet #18
        number of samples and rationale
       Describe sampling frequency if applicable



                                               Slide 1 - 54
 Worksheet #18


                                                                                  Sampling    Rationale for
Sample                                                        Number of
              Matrix   Depth     Analytical   Concentration                       SOP         Sampling
Location/ID                                                   Samples (identify
                       (units)   Group        Level                               Reference   Location
Number                                                        field duplicates)




 Sampling Locations and Methods/SOP
             Requirements


                                                                                                    Slide 1 - 55
    Worksheet #19


                                                                             Preservation
                                      Analytical and            Containers                        Maximum
                                                       Sample                Requirements
         Analytical   Concentration   Preparation               (number,                          Holding Time
Matrix                                                 Volume                (chemical,
         Group        Level           Method/                   size, and                         (preparation/
                                                                             temperature, light
                                      SOP Reference             type)                             analysis)
                                                                             protected)




                Analytical SOP Requirements
                   No Direct Application

                                                                                                        Slide 1 - 56
         Worksheet #20


                                      Analytical                             Inorganic
                                                                 No. of                                                Total No.
                                      and           No. of                               No. of   No. of
Matrix    Analytical   Concentratio                              Field                                     No. of PT   of
                                      Preparation   Sampling                             Field    Equip.
          Group        n Level                                   Duplicate                                 Samples     Samples
                                      SOP           Locations2                           Blanks   Blanks
                                                                 Pairs                                                 to Lab
                                      Reference                              No. of MS




         Field Quality Control Sample Summary
                     Seeded Items ?
                  Instrument Checks ?
                                                                                                                  Slide 1 - 57
     Worksheet #21


Ref Number    Title, Revision   Originating    Equip-   Modified for   Comments
              Date, and/or      Organization   ment     Project
              Number                           Type     Work?
                                                        (Y/N)




             Project Sampling SOP References



                                                                              Slide 1 - 58
            Worksheet #22

Field       Calibration   Maintenance   Testing    Inspection   Frequency   Acceptance   Corrective   Responsible   SOP
Equipment   Activity      Activity      Activity   Activity                 Criteria     Action       Person        Reference1




      Field Equipment Calibration, Maintenance,
                 Testing and Inspection


                                                                                                               Slide 1 - 59
 Worksheet #26

SAMPLE COLLECTION, PACKAGING, AND SHIPMENT
SAMPLE RECEIPT AND ANALYSIS
SAMPLE ARCHIVING
SAMPLE DISPOSAL



         Sample Handling System
           No Direct Application

                                             Slide 1 - 60
 Worksheet #27
Sample Custody Requirements Table



       No Direct Application


    Sample Custody Requirements


                                    Slide 1 - 61
 Worksheet #23

            Title, Revision                                             Organization   Modified for
Reference                     Definitive or   Analytical
            Date, and/or                                   Instrument   Performing     Project Work?
Number                        Screening       Group
            Number                                                      Analysis       (Y/N)
                              Data




              Analytical SOP References
            Already Addressed in WS #21

                                                                                                       Slide 1 - 62
    Worksheet #24

                                                                            Person
Instrument    Calibration   Frequency of   Acceptance   Corrective Action
                                                                            Responsible for   SOP Reference1
              Procedure     Calibration    Criteria     (CA)
                                                                            CA




             1 Specifythe appropriate reference letter or number from
               the Analytical SOP References table (Worksheet #23).


             Analytical Instrument Calibration
              Already Addressed in WS #22

                                                                                                         Slide 1 - 63
         Worksheet #25

Instrument/   Maintenance   Testing    Inspection   Frequency   Acceptance   Corrective   Responsible   SOP
Equipment     Activity      Activity   Activity                 Criteria     Action       Person        Reference1




        Analytical Instrument and Equipment
         Maintenance, Testing and Inspection
           Already Addressed in WS #22


                                                                                                                 Slide 1 - 64
         Worksheet #30

                                                                             Laboratory/Organization   Backup
                                      Sample                  Data Package   (Name and Address,        Laboratory/Organization
Matrix   Analytical   Concentration              Analytical
                                      Location                Turnaround     Contact Person and        (Name and Address,
         Group        Level                      SOP
                                      /ID                     Time           Telephone Number)         Contact Person and
                                      Numbers                                                          Telephone Number)




                                  Analytical Services
                                 No Direct Application

                                                                                                                   Slide 1 - 65
             Worksheet #28
             Matrix
             Analytical Group                                           Samplers Name

             Concentration Level                                        Field Sampling Organization

             Sampling SOP                                               Analytical Organization

             Analytical SOP                                             No of Sample Locations



                                                                            Person(s)           Data Quality   Measurement
                                    Method/SOP QC
QC Sample:       Frequency/Number                       Corrective Action   Responsible for     Indicator      Performance
                                    Acceptance Limits
                                                                            Corrective Action   (DQI)          Criteria




                               QC Samples
                           Addressed in WS #20
                                                                                                                Slide 1 - 66
              Worksheet #29


              Sample Collection   On-site Analysis                                 Data Assessment
                                  Documents and      Off-site Analysis Documents   Documents and     Other
              Documents and
                                  Records            and Records                   Records
              Records




                       Project Documents and Records



UFP QAPP 07/17/09                                                                                            3
                                                                                                       Slide 1 - 67
Puzzle




         Slide 1 - 68
    Assessment Oversight
   QA Assessments
       Types
       Personnel
       Frequency
            Initial field sampling TSA recommended
       Purpose
       Plan
   QA Report to Management
       Corrective action
       Assessments


                                                      Slide 1 - 69
     Worksheets

   31, 32, 33

   Graded approach !

   Any different for MEC?



                             Slide 1 - 70
        Worksheet #31


                                                                        Person(s)             Person(s)
                                                      Person(s)                               Responsible for   Person(s)
                                                      Responsible for   Responsible for       Identifying and   Responsible
Assessment                             Organization   Performing        Responding to
             Frequency   Internal or                                                          Implementing      for Monitoring
Type                                   Performing     Assessment,       Assessment            Corrective        Effectiveness
                         External
                                       Assessment     (Title and        Findings (Title and   Actions (CA)      of CA (Title and
                                                      Organizational    Organizational        (Title and        Organizational
                                                      Affiliation)                            Organizational    Affiliation)
                                                                        Affiliation)          Affiliation)




                     Planned Project Assessments



                                                                                                                           Slide 1 - 71
         Worksheet #32

Assessment   Nature of                       Contact       Time frame     Nature of       Individual(s)         Contact         Time
                             Individual(s)                 of                                                   Information     frame for
Type         Deficiencies                    Information                  Corrective      Receiving
                             Notified of                   Notification   Action          Corrective                            Response
             Documentation   Findings                                     Response        Action
                             (Name, Title,                                Documentation   Response
                             Org.)                                                        (Name, Title, Org.)




                  Note: Comments and Narrative may be added to the
                  worksheet to document the rationale, detail process or
                  provide clarification to the worksheet information.


             Assessment Findings and Corrective
                     Action Responses


                                                                                                                              Slide 1 - 72
          Worksheet #33

Type of     Frequency         Projected   Person(s) Responsible for   Report Recipients, Title
Report      (daily, weekly    Delivery    Report Preparation, Title   and Organizational
            monthly,          Date(s)     and Organizational          Affiliation
            quarterly,                    Affiliation
            annually, etc.)




                    QA Management Reports



                                                                                                 Slide 1 - 73
Puzzle




         Slide 1 - 74
    Data Review Process
   Define at start of project
   Define terms validation, verification, etc.
   Identify who will perform each data
    review task, when it will be performed
   Document when project quality objective
    is met and not met
       if not are there lessons learned
       if not are corrective actions implemented

                                                     1
                                               Slide 5 - 75
    Data Review Process
   Step I Data Verification
       Review for completeness
   Step II Data Validation
       Review for compliance
   Step III Data Usability Assessment
       Assess results from above to determine
        usability of data for making decision


                                                 Slide 1 - 76
     Worksheets

   34, 35, 36, 37

   Graded approach !

   Any different for MEC?



                             Slide 1 - 77
Worksheet #34


Verification                    Internal/   Responsible for Verification
Input           Description     External    (Name, Organization)




               Verification Process (Step I)



                                                                           Slide 1 - 78
  Worksheet #35


Step                                       Responsible for Validation
          Validation Input   Description
IIa/IIb                                    (Name, Organization)




   Validation Process (Steps IIa and IIb)



                                                                        Slide 1 - 79
Worksheet #36


                         Analytical   Concentration                          Validator
 Step IIa/IIb   Matrix                                Validation Criteria   (title and organizational
                         Group        Level
                                                                            affiliation)




Validation Summary (Steps IIa and IIb)



                                                                                                        Slide 1 - 80
    Worksheet #37
   Summarize the usability assessment
    process
   Describe evaluative procedures to
    assess measurement error
   Identify responsible personnel
   Describe the documentation of the
    usability process


                                         Slide 1 - 81
    Summary - Topic 5
   Data review steps
       Verification
       Validation
       Usability
   Streamlining data review




                               Slide 1 - 82
QAPP Approval



                Puzzle




                         Slide 1 - 83
QAPP Approval


                    Topic 6
                   Review QAPP
                       Internal Review
                            Project team, Contractor and Subcontractors
                       On-going Review
                   Concurrence - QAPP
                       External Review
                            CERCLA must be EPA or partner



                                                                      Slide 1 - 84
QAPP Approval
                    Review Element:
                          QAPP Implementation
                   Does the QAPP…
                       Allow flexibility or contingencies?
                       Document deviations
                       Define a process for amending the QAPP?
                            How changes are made during implementation
                            Who authorizes changes
                            When are changed made




                                                                    Slide 1 - 85
QAPP Approval



                    QAPP Final Review
                   Prepare Final QAPP
                       Perform completeness review prior to
                        submittal to agency
                       Schedule time for internal and external
                        review


                                               QAPP review looks for
                                            consistency and completeness




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QAPP Approval



                    Checklist

                   Completeness review
                   Review by other internal or external
                    personnel in addition to project staff directly
                    involved with the project
                      for more critical projects, to ensure

                       technical and operational correctness
                   TPP/UFP-QAPP Crosswalk table


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QAPP Approval



                 Checklist Form
                  EXAMPLE QAPP REVIEW CHECKLIST



                                            Required EPA -
                                         Elements & Required
                                             Information                              Location of
                Corresponding                                                          Element in
                 UFP QAPP        EPA         (Numbers in                               Submitted
                   Section                parenthesis indicate   A   U   NI   NA       Document           COMMENTS
                                QA/R 5      worksheet #(s)
                (March 2005)                associated with                        (Section #, Table #,
                                         Elements & Required                          figure #, etc)
                                             Information)




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     Information Sources

   www.epa.gov/fedfac/documents/qualityassurance.htm
   www.hnd.usace.army.mil/oew/didsindex.aspx
   www.ert2.org/t2mrportal
   www.navylabs.navy.mil
   www.cecosweb.com
   www.afcee.af.mil/resources/chemistry
   www.itrcweb.org




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Movie: Manager‟s Role in
Assuring Data Quality: Overview
of the Uniform Federal Policy for
Quality Assurance Project Plans
 View on-line at http://www.cecosweb.com/

 Request DVD or VHS copy from
 jacqueline.francis@navy.mil



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        IDQTF Activities

   Data Collection Subcommittee
   Implementation Survey
       Lessons Learned
       Process Improvements




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        IDQTF Activities

   Training Subcommittee
   Continue CECOS introductory classes
       Online videos
       4, 8, 16 hour “live” classes
       Develop webinar-based classes
   Develop advanced implementation course
       1.5 Days


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        IDQTF Activities
   Streamlining Subcommittee
   Improve Guidance, Worksheet
       Eliminate redundancy
       Consensus review checklists
   Assemble “good examples”
   EPA Website Updates
       Other organizations
       Training notices
       Frequently Asked Questions
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     IDQTF Activities

   MMRP implementation
   State engagement
   More user friendly tools
   More active outreach and training




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    QUIZ!
   What is Systematic Planning?
       Group effort to balance cost vs. amount of
        data needed to make decision
       Understand how the data will be used
       Ensure you get what you pay for by
        defining project needs in detail
       Knowing what was not delivered and why

    Better planning may add cost at the
          beginning of my project
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     Questions ??

   Kevin Oates, CEHNC-CX-MM
   Kevin.J.Oates@usace.army.mil
   256-895-1764




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