Publications—Open-File Report 98–636
By Berwyn E. Jones
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98–636
Prepared in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration. A Contribution to the National Highway Runoff Data and Methodology Synthesis.
This report is available in Portable Document Format (PDF):
OFR 98–636 (163 KB) – 31 pages
Quality assurance and quality control are vital parts of highway runoff water-quality monitoring projects. To be effective, project quality assurance must address all aspects of the project, including project management responsibilities and resources, data quality objectives, sampling and analysis plans, data-collection protocols, data quality-control plans, data-assessment procedures and requirements, and project outputs. Quality control ensures that the data quality objectives are achieved as planned. The historical development and current state of the art of quality assurance and quality control concepts described in this report can be applied to evaluation of data from prior projects.
Purpose and scope
Terms used to describe quality and their application to water-quality monitoring
Development and evolution of environmental quality assurance
The quality management plan and related activities
The project quality assurance/quality control plan and related activities
Data quality objectives
Data collection plan
Sampling and sample handling
Analysis of samples
Data quality assessment
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Jones, B.E., 1999, Principles and Practices for Quality Assurance and Quality Control: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 98-636, 17 p.
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