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Water: Monitoring & Assessment

The Volunteer Monitor's Guide To Quality Assurance Project Plans

United States
Environmental Protection
Office of Wetlands
Oceans and Watersheds
EPA 841-B-96-003
September 1996

The quality assurance project plan, or QAPP, is a document that outlines the procedures that those who conduct a monitoring project will take to ensure that the data they collect and analyze meets project requirements. This document is designed to encourage and facilitate the development of volunteer QAPPs by clearly presenting explanations and examples. Readers are urged to consult the additional resources listed in the appendices to this document, and to contact their state or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional quality assurance staff for specific information or guidance on their projects.

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