Significance and Use
4.1 This Practice establishes general criteria for a Quality System that, when followed, helps ensure consistently acceptable data quality from an AETB. The relevant criteria contained in this Practice shall be addressed in the AETB’s Quality Manual, which shall contain or refer to additional specific criteria and requirements where relevant and necessary. The Quality Manual and its implementation (including test protocols, reports, and personnel testing) shall provide the sole basis for determining the conformance of the AETB with this standard.
4.2 This Practice is for use by AETBs in developing the quality, administrative, and technical systems that govern their operations. Clients, regulatory authorities, and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the competency of AETBs.
1.1 This Practice specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out sampling and analysis for air emissions tests of stationary sources. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods and methods developed by the AETB.
1.2 This Practice is applicable to all bodies engaged in air emission testing regardless of the number of personnel or the scope of testing activities. When an AETB does not undertake one or more of the activities covered by the Practice such as developing test methods, the requirements of those clauses do not apply.