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Guidance for Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plans

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000124939
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 1.5 MB
Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Guidance for Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plans  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
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Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Agency, E. P. (n.d.). Guidance for Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plans. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed the Quality Assurance (QA) Project Plan as a tool for project managers and planners to document the type and quality of data and information needed for making environmental decisions. This document, Guidance for Geospatial Data Quality Assurance Project Plans (EPA QA/G-5G), contains advice and recommendations for developing a QA Project Plan for projects involving geospatial data, including both newly collected data and data acquired from other sources.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 WHY IS PLANNING FOR GEOSPATIAL PROJECTS IMPORTANT? . . . . . . . 2 1.3 WHAT IS EPA’S QUALITY SYSTEM? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.4 WHAT QUESTIONS WILL THIS GUIDANCE HELP TO ADDRESS? . . . . . . . . 5 1.5 WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS DOCUMENT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW TO CREATING A QA PROJECT PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.2 RELATED QA PROJECT PLAN GUIDANCE AND DOCUMENTATION . . . . . 8 2.3 QA PROJECT PLAN RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.4 SECONDARY USE OF DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.5 REVISIONS TO QA PROJECT PLANS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.6 OVERVIEW OF THE COMPONENTS OF A QA PROJECT PLAN . . . . . . . . . 11 CHAPTER 3 GEOSPATIAL DATA QA PROJECT PLAN GROUPS AND ELEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.1.1 A1. Title and Approval Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.1.2 A2. Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.1.3 A3. Distribution List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3.1.4 A4. Project/Task Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3.1.5 A5. Problem Definition/Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3.1.6 A6. Project/Task Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3.1.7 A7. Quality Objectives and Criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 3.1.8 A8. Special Training/Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.1.9 A9. Documents and Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.2 GROUP B: DATA GENERATION AND ACQUISITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 3.2.1 B1. Sampling Process Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 3.2.2 B2. Sampling and Image Acquisition Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 3.2.3 B3. Sample Handling and Custody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 3.2.4 B4. Analytical Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 3.2.5 B5. Quality Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 3.2.6 B6. Instrument/Equipment Testing, Inspection, and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 3.2.7 B7. Instrument/Equipment Calibration and Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 3.2.8 B8. Inspection/Acceptance Requirements for Supplies and Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

 

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