SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1985

Pulp and Paper Industry Experience with NPDES Quality Assurance Requirements


Representatives of the pulp and paper industry in the United States have assembled guidelines for preparation for regulatory agency inspections of the framework of quality assurance associated with self-monitoring data collected for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge monitoring report purposes. These guidelines address effluent flow measurement; sample collection, preservation, and analysis; analysis methods quality control; and record keeping. This paper summarizes the guidelines and presents examples of the experience of the industry with quality assurance-oriented inspections.

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Fisher, RP
National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI), Gainesville, FL
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Developed by Committee: D22
Pages: 216–236
DOI: 10.1520/STP30302S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4932-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0224-8