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    Quality Assurance for Environmental Measurements

    Taylor JK, Stanley TW
    Published: 1985

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    Discusses data quality assurance, ambient air measurements, ambient water measurements, source measurements, discharge monitoring, and reference materials. Includes a general paper on quality assurance programs and a detailed paper on the U.S. EPA's quality assurance program.

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    What is Quality Assurance?

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Quality Assurance Program

    Statistical Aspects of Designs for Studying Sources of Contamination

    Determination of Measurement Data Quality and Establishment of Achievable Goals for Environmental Measurements

    Quality Assurance Project Plans—A Key to Effective Cooperative Monitoring Programs

    Quality Assurance Aspects of Environmental (Aerometric) Data Management

    An Evaluation of Results from Collocated Ambient High-Volume Samplers

    Internal Consistency Checks as Part of a Data Validation Process for Chemical Constituents in Ambient Particulate Samples

    Certification of Local Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water in Nonprimacy States

    Quality Assurance of U.S. Geological Survey Water-Quality Field Measurements

    An Analytical Method and Quality Control Program for Studies of Currently Used Pesticides in Surface Waters

    Quality Assurance for Microbiological Analyses of Water

    Steps to Valid Particle Size Data from Emissions Sources

    Quality Assurance Practices for the Collaborative Testing of Method 6B

    An Industry View of Quality Assurance for Manual Source Sampling

    Establishing Destruction Efficiency for Hazardous Waste Incinerators

    Overview of the National Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Quality Assurance (QA) Program

    Quality Assurance as an Element of Wisconsin's NPDES Program

    Development of Statistics and Limits for DMR-QA Studies, and Summary of Experience in DMR-QA Study 2

    Pulp and Paper Industry Experience with NPDES Quality Assurance Requirements

    Monsanto Analytical Testing Program for NPDES Discharge Self-Monitoring

    Discharge Monitoring Report Quality Assurance Results and Follow-Up by Region VIII U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Quality Assurance of Meteorological Measurements

    Quality Assurance Considerations in Conducting the Ames Test

    Quality Assurance in Acid Precipitation Measurements

    Quality Assurance for Personal Exposure Monitoring

    Quality Assurance for Human Exposure Studies

    New Biological Reference Materials—In Vivo Incorporated Toxic Metals in Water Hyacinth Tissues

    The Use of Natural Waters as U.S. Geological Survey Reference Samples

    The Marine Analytical Chemistry Standards Program of the National Research Council of Canada

    The Role of NBS Standard Reference Materials in Quality Assurance of Environmental Measurements

    Reference Materials and Intercomparison Samples Available from the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory — Las Vegas

    Development and Distribution of Reference Materials for Ambient Air Measurements

    Reference Samples for Water-Related Programs in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Establishing an Environmental Quality Assurance Program

    Interlaboratory Quality Assurance Aspects of the International Joint Commission's Great Lakes Monitoring Programs

    Committee: D19

    DOI: 10.1520/STP867-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4932-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0224-8