Accession Number : ADA282327

Title :   Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Guidance for Laboratory Dredged Material Bioassays: Results of QA/QC Workshop Held May 26-27, 1993, in Seattle, Washington.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Moore, David W. ; Dillon, Thomas M. ; Word, Jack Q. ; Ward, Jeffrey A.

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This report summarizes proceedings of a workshop on Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) in laboratory bioassays of dredged material. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES). Attendees included individuals from academia, industry, and government with expertise in sediment toxicity testing and/or QA/QC. Topics included data quality objectives; biological procedures; sample handling storage and shipment; data recording, reduction, validation, and reporting; internal quality control checks; and corrective action. The report provides generic guidance under each of these topic headings. Appendices to the report include sample checklist, data reporting forms, chain-of-custody sheets, and laboratory testing contract indemnification forms. Comparability, Completeness, Corrective action, Data quality, Data validation, Laboratory sediment bioassays, Performance criteria, Quality assurance, Quality control.

Descriptors :   *DREDGED MATERIALS, *BIOASSAY, *SEDIMENTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, LABORATORY TESTS, DATA MANAGEMENT, GUIDANCE, HANDLING, COMPRESSION, QUALITY, QUALITY ASSURANCE, QUALITY CONTROL, STORAGE, TOXICITY, VALIDATION.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE