Documents

Reports

Final LCS Study July 2013 pdf [5.06 MB]

Final LCS Study July 2013

LCS Fact Sheet Final July 2013 pdf [30 KB]

This Fact Sheet summarizes the 2013 DoD Laboratory Control Sample (LCS) Control Limits Study and discusses the different types and applications of LCS data. The uses of LCS Control Limits are varied, and it is important that a project determines appropriate LCS Control Limits during their project planning process.

Laboratory Control Sample Control Limits Study pdf [778 KB]

Contained in the DoD Quality Systems Manual are laboratory control sample limits (LCS-CL). These LCS-CLs were developed in a study based on empirical data collected from commercial environmental laboratories. The objectives of the Laboratory Control Sample Control Limits Study were to develop LCS-CLs which must be used by laboratories doing work for DoD and to establish objective benchmarks for analytical method performance to assist in evaluating the suitability of alternative methods.

Manuals

QSM Version 5.2 FINAL Updated pdf [8.25 MB]
QSM Version 5.2 FINAL pdf [10.65 MB]
QSM Version 5.1.1 Final pdf [1.96 MB]
QSM Version 5.1 FINAL pdf [2.04 MB]
QSM Version 5.0 FINAL pdf [1.98 MB]

The Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) presents the final version 5.0 of the Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories. The QSM provides baseline requirements for the establishment and management of quality systems for laboratories performing analytical testing services for the DoD. This version will be used to accredit all DoD-ELAP laboratories with the goal of complete compliance within the next two and a half years.

DoD Environmental Field Sampling Handbook pdf [3.57 MB]

Policy

Uniform Federal Policy for Implementing Environmental Quality Systems (UFP) pdf [1.01 MB]

The Uniform Federal Policy for Implementing Environmental Quality Systems (UFP) provides requirements and guidelines to Federal agencies for documenting and implementing acceptable environmental quality systems. The policy was developed as a joint initiative by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure that: environmental data are of known and documented quality and suitable for their intended uses, and environmental data collection and technology programs meet stated requirements. The policy can be used as guidance for developing new quality systems or evaluating the adequacy of existing quality systems.

Memoranda

ADUSD Memo pdf [20 KB]

Documents

General Data Validation Guidelines Final pdf [1.18 MB]
Revised Detection and Quantitation Fact Sheet October 2017 pdf [283 KB]
QSM Version 5.1 FAQs October 2017 pdf [339 KB]
Small Arms Range QAPP Tool pdf [1.70 MB]
EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) xls [143 KB]

The EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) provides toxicity values that are used for site risk assessment and regulatory determination (MCLs). The EPA's schedule of additional assessments that are planned has been published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2012 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-07/html/2012-10935.htm The DoD has identified those analytes which are potentially critical to DoD sites and facilities and have newly developed toxicity values in IRIS, or IRIS values undergoing external review. The following database was generated to help identify the method capabilities currently available for these analytes. As IRIS assessments are completed and new IRIS values are published, the database will be updated to include any relevant analytes/new values. IRIS values and the EPA's Regional Screening Level (RSL) calculator have been used by the DoD to derive RSLs using a residential scenario.

Guide for Implementing EPA SW-846 Method 8330B pdf [68 KB]

Method 8330B introduces several concepts that are new or are a change from 8330 and 8330A. The objectives of the Guide for Implementing EPA SW-846 Method 8330B are to highlight those steps that represent a change from historical sampling and analytical methodologies, to provide recommendations as to the appropriate use of the concepts presented in Method 8330B, and to provide recommended minimum method QC requirements for laboratories performing Method 8330B.

Uniform Federal Policy for Implementing Environmental Quality Systems (UFP) pdf [1.01 MB]

The Uniform Federal Policy for Implementing Environmental Quality Systems (UFP) provides requirements and guidelines to Federal agencies for documenting and implementing acceptable environmental quality systems. The policy was developed as a joint initiative by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure that: environmental data are of known and documented quality and suitable for their intended uses, and environmental data collection and technology programs meet stated requirements. The policy can be used as guidance for developing new quality systems or evaluating the adequacy of existing quality systems.

DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) Charter pdf [868 KB]

The DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW), chaired by the Navy, continues to work effectively with the DoD Components to improve the quality of activities and programs involving the collection, management, and responsibilities of the EDQW as required by DODI 4715.15, Environmental Data Quality, dated December 11, 2006.

EDQW PFAS Sampling Factsheet Rev 1.2 July 2017 pdf [246 KB]
DoD ELAP Fact Sheet pdf [36 KB]
EDQW 8330B FAQs November 2014 doc [38 KB]

The DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup presents the following document which contains the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning the Implementation of EPA SW-846 Method 8330B Recipients are still encouraged to provide us with any other questions they may have on EPA SW-846 8330B via this website.

DoD Training - Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Requirements for 8330B pdf [1.25 MB]

DoD Training – Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Requirements for 8330B. https://dandp.webex.com/dandp/lsr.php?RCID=9abaed1f33c669e0c0ddb59178bd3b9a

Final 8330B Implementation Guide pdf [68 KB]