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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.
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
A. List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
B. Standard Forms
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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