Environmental Data Quality Workgroup
With representatives from Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency, this workgroup's
primary mission is to develop and recommend DoD policy pertaining to environmental sampling,
laboratory testing operations, and data quality. Primary goals are to:
Promote the generation of environmental data of known and documented quality
Develop and recommend DoD policy affecting environmental sampling and testing operations
Facilitate a coordinated response to legislative and regulatory issues
Coordinate the exchange of technology and best management practices within DoD
Improve overall performance.
The EDQW also responds to legislative and regulatory initiatives and other requests for Component
information and policy, and coordinates information exchange among DoD Components.
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QSM Draft Final Version 5.0 (PDF)
The Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP) Operations Team developed this manual called the DoD/DOE 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 and the DOE.
DoD/DOE Consolidated Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories Version 5.0 Training
The CLUIN Internet Seminar titled "DoD/DOE Consolidated Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories Version 5.0 Training" delivered on April 23, 2013 is now available for free download and replay at: http://www.clu-in.org/live/archive . Please feel free to share this archive with anyone who will find it valuable.
EDQW Cancel's 2013 EMDQ
Due to the current budgetary challenges faced by the Federal government, the DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) will be unable to support the DoD Environmental Monitoring and Data Quality Workshop (EMDQ) in 2013. Although the annual workshop has been a highly successful forum for the exchange of information related to improving processes and reducing costs incurred by DoD for environmental cleanup and compliance programs, the current climate and uncertainty related to spending in the Department of Defense will not allow us to proceed this year.
The annual EMDQ Workshop has served as a key component of the EDQW's oversight and management of the DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). Even though we will not be holding the workshop this year, we remain committed to supporting the widespread dissemination of information related to ELAP. To accomplish this task we plan on offering webinars addressing outreach and training designed to promote and continually improve the DoD ELAP. Information about these webinars will be disseminated via email and posted on the DoD EDQW DENIX website https://www.denix.osd.mil/edqw/
We apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation of this year's workshop may have caused and hope to have an EMDQ in 2014.
DoD ELAP Fact Sheet (PDF)
The Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories Version 4.2 (PDF)
The Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual (QSM) for Environmental Laboratories, provides implementation guidance on the establishment and management of quality systems for environmental testing laboratories that intend to perform work for DoD. This guidance is based on the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conferences (NELAC) Quality System requirements, which is consistent with ISO/IEC 17025, provides implementation clarification and expectations for DoD environmental programs. It is designed to serve as a standard reference for DoD representatives from all Components who design, implement, and oversee contracts with environmental testing laboratories.