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Sampling and Analysis Plan for Ground-Water Monitoring of Wells near the Metropolitan Utilities District's Platte River West Well Field near Wann, Nebraska: Part I, Field Sampling Plan and Part II, Quality Assurance Project Plan

By V.L. McGuire, J.A. Godberson, and R.C. Wilson

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Open-File Report 2005–1337—ONLINE ONLY

Prepared in cooperation with the Metropolitan Utilities District, Omaha, Nebraska


Introduction

This report describes semiannual ground-water sampling and chemical analysis of observation wells near the Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD) Platte River West Well Field for at least 2 years for possible contaminants from the former Nebraska Ordinance Plant (NOP) site near Mead, Nebraska. To meet the needs and requirements in providing adequate data and background information, a Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) was prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with MUD. The SAP consists of two parts: (1) Field Sampling Plan (FSP) and (2) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Acronyms used in this report, including acronyms used in references, are listed in Appendix A.

The FSP is the first part of the SAP and describes ground-water observation well locations, field measurement procedures and criteria, sampling methods, sample container requirements, preservation, and decontamination procedures. The second part of the SAP is the QAPP, which describes the chemical-data quality objectives (DQOs), analytical procedures and measurements, including laboratory quality-control (QC) protocols necessary to achieve DQOs, and data-assessment procedures for the evaluation and identification of any data limitations. The chemical analysis will be done in compliance with guidance by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Society for Quality (ASQC) (ANSI/ASQC, 1995), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) (USEPA, 2001a), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) (USACE, 1997, 2001). Water samples, which will be analyzed for 61 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) analytes, will be sent to the USGS National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) in Denver, Colorado. The analyses for explosives and seven VOC compounds will be done by the Severn Trent Laboratory (STL) in Denver, Colorado.

The SAP was reviewed and approved by the MUD, USGS Nebraska Water Science Center (NWSC), and USACE with respect to technical accuracy of sampling locations and technical adequacy of sampling, analysis, and reporting procedures. The part of the QAPP that relates to NWQL was reviewed and approved by NWQL to indicate the document accurately reflects login, analysis, and reporting procedures for the designated NWQL laboratory methods. The part of the QAPP that relates to STL was reviewed and approved by STL to indicate the document accurately reflects login, analysis, and reporting procedures for the designated STL laboratory methods. The MUD, NWQL, NWSC, STL, and USACE signatures indicating approval are filed with project documents at NWSC.

The SAP is published as a web-only USGS Open-File Report. When the report became available on the Web, a notice with the Web address was sent to personnel in Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (LPNNRD), MUD, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, NWQL, STL, USEPA, USGS, and USACE. The distribution list with name, address, and phone number of each person who received this notice is filed with project documents at NWSC.

Contents

Introduction

Part I—Field Sampling Plan

FSP 1.0 Project Background

FSP 2.0. Project Organization and Responsibilities

FSP 3.0 Project Scope and Objectives

FSP 4.0 Nonmeasurement Data Acquisition

FSP 5.0 Ground-Water Sampling Activities

FSP 6.0 Field Operations Documentation

FSP 7.0 Sample Packaging and Shipping Requirements

FSP 8.0 Project-Derived Waste

FSP 9.0 Field Assessment/Three-Phase Inspection Procedures

FSP 10.0 Nonconformance/Corrective Actions

Part II—Quality-Assurance Project Plan

QAPP 1.0 Project Laboratory Organizations and Responsibilities

QAPP 2.0 Data-Assessment Organization and Responsibilities

QAPP 3.0 Data-Quality Objectives

QAPP 4.0 Sample-Receipt, Handling, Custody, and Holding-Time Requirements

QAPP 5.0 Analytical Procedures

QAPP 6.0 Data-Reduction Procedures/Calculation of Data-Quality Indicators

QAPP 7.0 Laboratory Operations Documentation

QAPP 8.0 Data-Assessment Procedures

References

Appendixes

A. List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

B. Standard Forms

Suggested Citation:

McGuire, V.L., Godberson, J.A., and Wilson, R.C., 2005, Sampling and Analysis Plan for ground-water monitoring of wells near the Metropolitan Utilities District's Platte River West Well Field near Wann, Nebraska: Part I, Field Sampling Plan and Part II, Quality Assurance Project Plan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1337, 65 p.


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