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Quality Management Plan Briefing. QMP Purpose. The QMP documents: what you do how you do it how you know you did it. Scope of QMP. Must reflect or emphasize actual practices, not planned practices Should use the graded approach

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Quality management plan briefing

Quality Management Plan Briefing

Qmp purpose

QMP Purpose

The QMP documents:

  • what you do

  • how you do it

  • how you know you did it

Scope of qmp

Scope of QMP

  • Must reflect or emphasize actual practices, not planned practices

  • Should use the graded approach

  • Should be constructed and written so its effectiveness can be assessed

Quality management plan requirement

Quality Management Plan Requirement

All work performed by EPA organizations and by external organizations funded by EPA that involves acquisition of environmental data generated from direct measurement activities, collected from other sources, or compiled from computerized data bases and information systems shall be covered by an Agency-approved QMP.

Internal and external requirements

Internal and External Requirements

  • Internal: EPA Order 5360.1 A2

  • External:

    • 48 CFR Part 46 (contracts)

    • 40 CFR Part 30, 31, and 35 (assistance agreements)

    • Other (e.g., consent agreements in enforcement actions)



  • QMP must be kept accurate and up-to-date in accordance with changes in QA policy and procedures

  • Notify all appropriatepersonnel about changes to quality system and QMP

Revision cont d

Revision (Cont'd)

  • Internal: Submit revisions made during year to the Quality Staff with QA Annual Reportand Work Plan.

  • External: Submit revisionsto the designatedEPA official as a report when they occur. If changes are significant, submit entire QMP.

10 required qmp elements

Management and Organization

Quality System Components

Personnel Qualifications and Training

Procurement of Items and Services

Documents and Records

Computer Hardware and Software


Implementation of Work Processes

Assessment and Response

Quality Improvement

10 Required QMP Elements

Approval page

Approval Page

  • Approval page signatures

    • Management

    • QA Manager oforganization

    • Senior EPA Official for Quality (internal)

    • Responsible EPAofficial (external)


To Do


  • All EPA organizations who conduct or fund environmental data operations must have a Quality System

  • An organization's Quality System is documented in the QMP

  • QMPs must address 10 elements defined in EPA Requirements for Quality Management Plans (QA/R-2)

  • QMPs for EPA organizations are submitted to the Quality Staff for review

  • QMPs must be revised every 5 years or when significant organizational changes occur

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