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Basic Course: Supplemental Topics - Monitoring - Quiz

Monitoring and Assessment

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To complete your review of the topic in this module, please take the self-assesement quiz by reviewing each question and considering the possible responses.

A note about the quiz:

At the bottom of this page are the answers for this section.

Answer each of the questions below

1. An effective monitoring and assessment program should integrate several monitoring designs to accomplish which of the following?
  1. Reviewing States/Tribes’ progress on meeting their water quality standards.
  2. Compiling information for assessing nationwide progress in achieving CWA goals.
  3. Identifying where best to focus pollution control efforts.
  4. All of the above.
2. EPA expects that individual States/Tribes will have a more rigorous approach in place for their monitoring and assessment programs by 2014.
  1. True.
  2. False.
3. Statement: A Quality Management Plan (QMP) broadly covers a State/Tribe’s approach to quality assurance and quality control for its water quality monitoring activities. In contrast, a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) is more specific, addressing considerations for a particular monitoring project.
  1. True.
  2. False.
4. Statement: Fees associated with use of the STORET system for sharing water quality data may pose a barrier for some States/Tribes.
  1. True.
  2. False.
5. Which of the following would NOT be an example of a core recreation criteria indicator in a core/supplemental approach to monitoring water quality?
  1. Aesthetics.
  2. Nuisance plant growth.
  3. Flow.
  4. Chlorophyll.

Answers

  1. An effective monitoring and assessment program should integrate several monitoring designs to accomplish which of the following?

    Answer: All of the above.

  2. True or False Statement: EPA expects that individual States/Tribes will have a more rigorous approach in place for their monitoring and assessment programs by 2014.

    Answer: True. The  Agency recognizes that many States/Tribes are in the  process of refining their approach to monitoring and assessment.

  3. True or False Statement: A Quality Management Plan (QMP) broadly covers a  State/Tribe’s approach to quality assurance and quality control for its water quality monitoring activities. In contrast, a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) is more specific, addressing considerations for a particular monitoring project.

    Answer: True. However, both QMPs and QAPPs should reflect the level of data quality that is appropriate for the specific uses of the data.

  4. True or False Statement: Fees associated with use of the STORET system for sharing water quality data may pose a barrier for some States/Tribes.

    Answer:False. Access to STORET data and use of the system’s data management/submission tools are provided by EPA at no cost to the user.

  5. Which of the following would NOT be an example of a core  recreation criteria indicator in a core/supplemental approach to monitoring water quality?

    Answer: Aesthetics. This would be an example of a supplemental indicator for recreation criteria.


Disclaimer:
For informational purposes only–Not official statements of EPA policy.

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