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|Offering No.||CDP||CIN||N74 ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING COURSES||Start Date||End Date||Location|
|19010||19T1||A-4A-0119||Environmental Sampling Design & Data Quality Assurance||22-Apr-19||26-Apr-19||Eglin AFB, FL|
|19020||19T1||A-4A-0119||Environmental Sampling Design & Data Quality Assurance||29-Jul-19||2-Aug-19||Silverdale, WA|
This 5-day course is ISEERB approved and has been reviewed by subject matter experts from the ISEERB components and found suitable to all. This course stresses the connection between the DQO process and the management of quality assurance. Students will be completing exercises in the classroom using Visual Sample Plan (VSP) software on laptops provided to the students.
DQOs refers to a seven-step planning process developed by EPA to ensure that the type, quantity, and quality of environmental data used in decision making are appropriate for the intended application. Although the DQO process was developed as part of the Superfund remediation effort, the process can be applied to emergency response and industrial hygiene scenarios. This course introduces the student to the DQO process, reviews statistical concepts such as hypothesis testing, describes sampling strategies and, through the use of case studies and computer-based exercises, allows the student to apply the process to site remediation, emergency response, and industrial hygiene situations.
Managing environmental quality assurance describes how to develop, implement, and manage an environmental QA/QC program for field and laboratory sampling and testing. This part of the curriculum consists of classroom lectures and group exercises. Attention is given to updating students to new laws, policies, and laboratory practices that impact the development and implementation of a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Laboratory issues are given more attention than field issues. The management of a QA/QC program is given more attention than the analytical chemistry and statistics that are used to implement a QA/QC program.
This course is approved by the Interservice Environmental Education Review Board (ISEERB), the Naval Civil Engineering Corps Officers School (CECOS), the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), and it is accredited by the American Board of Industrial Hygienists (4.5 CEUs).
The course training objectives include:
Primary target audience are Installation Restoration program personnel who collect or oversee the collection and analysis of environmental samples from uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Others who are encouraged to take the course include: