USEPA REGION 4. Quality Management Plan ( For training purposes only). Quality is a Lousy Idea-. If it’s Only an Idea!. Have you heard these phrases before?. Quality Assurance Quality Control Quality Assurance Project Plan Quality Management Plan Quality System Data Quality Objectives
Quality Management Plan
( For training purposes only)
If it’s Only an Idea!
Now are you really confused?
May 30, 1979 – EPA established a Quality Assurance Policy
The EPA must have a comprehensive quality assurance effort to provide data that are scientifically valid, defensible, and of known precision and accuracy - this is the goal of the Agency’s quality assurance program.
May 5, 2000
EPA Order 5360.1 A2
It provides the Policy and Program Requirements for the Mandatory Agency-Wide Quality System.
The order is applicable to:
The direct measurement of environmental conditions or releases, including sample collection, analysis, evaluation and reporting of environmental data.
Also, there is secondary data to consider.
This Order establishes the policy and program requirements for the preparation and implementation of Management Systems pertaining to QUALITY and contains the minimum requirements for the mandatory Agency-wide Quality System
The Agency–wide Quality System provides the necessary elements to:
the effectiveness of QA and QC activities applied to environmental programs conducted by or for EPA to obtain sufficient and adequate data quality.
“It is the policy of Region 4 that all decisions which are made to protect human health and safeguard the environment will be based on data of sufficient known quality to support the level of decision required.”
What does it do for me (or to me)?
Implementing the EPA Region 4Quality Management Plan (QMP) and
The State of Kentucky’sQMP, and providing
Quality Assurance Training
to the Kentucky Divisional Programs
will lead to a
Happier Region 4 QA Community!!