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LABORATORY DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR DATA EVALUATION

USEPA Region IX
Quality Assurance Office
San Francisco, California
R9QA/004.2 AUGUST 2001

CONTENTS

1.0 2.0 Introduction
General Documentation Requirements
2.1 Data Package Format
2.2 Case Narrative
2.3 Chain-of-Custody
1 2 2 2 3

3.0

Organic Analyses Documentation Requirements
4 3.1 Summary of Environmental Sample Results
4 3.2 Summary of QA/QC Sample Results
4 3.2.1 Instrument Calibration
4 3.2.2 Method Blank Analysis
5 3.2.3 Surrogate Standard Recovery
5 3.2.4 Internal Standard Summary
6 3.2.5 Compound Confirmation
6 3.2.6 Peak Resolution Summary
6 3.2.7 Precision and Accuracy
6 3.2.8 Other QC Criteria
7 3.3 Raw Data 7 Gas Chromatographic Analyses
3.3.1 8 Gas Chromatographic/Mass Spectrometric
3.3.2 8 Analyses
3.3.3 High Performance Liquid 9 Chromatographic Analyses 3.3.4 10 Immunoassay Analyses Inorganic Analyses Documentation Requirements 4.1 Summary of Environmental Sample Results
4.2 Summary of QA/QC Sample Results
4.2.1 Instrument Calibration Verification
4.2.2 Blank Analysis

4.2.3
Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic
Emission / Mass Spectrometry
Interference Check Samples
4.2.4
Precision and Accuracy
4.2.5
Other QC Criteria
4.3 Raw Data
Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic
4.3.1
Emission Spectrometric Analyses
4.3.2
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass
Spectrometric Analyses
4.3.3
Atomic Absorption and Atomic Emission
Analyses
4.3.4
Ion Chromatographic Analyses
4.3.5
Titrimetric and Colorimetric
4.3.6
Gravimetric Analyses
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4.0

Appendices Appendix A

Appendix B

Suggested Summary Forms for Common Organic Methods
Suggested Summary Forms for Common Inorganic Methods References

A - 1
A - 2
B - 1

1.0 INTRODUCTION In order for data to be used for decision-making purposes it is essential that it be of known and documented...