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Title: Summary Report for the Evaluation of Current QA Processes Within the FRMAC FAL and EPA MERL.

Abstract

The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) relies on accurate and defensible analytical laboratory data to support its mission. Therefore, FRMAC must ensure that the environmental analytical laboratories providing analytical services maintain an ongoing capability to provide accurate analytical results to DOE. It is undeniable that the more Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) measures required of the laboratory, the less resources that are available for analysis of response samples. Being that QA and QC measures in general are understood to comprise a major effort related to a laboratory’s operations, requirements should only be considered if they are deemed “value-added” for the FRMAC mission. This report provides observations of areas for improvement and potential interoperability opportunities in the areas of Batch Quality Control Requirements, Written Communications, Data Review Processes, Data Reporting Processes, along with the lessons learned as they apply to items in the early phase of a response that will be critical for developing a more efficient, integrated response for future interactions between the FRMAC and EPA assets.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1365515
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-4204R
652661
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY

Citation Formats

Shanks, Sonoya T., Redding, Ted, Jaussi, Lynn, Allen, Mark B., Fournier, Sean Donovan, and Leonard, Elliott J.. Summary Report for the Evaluation of Current QA Processes Within the FRMAC FAL and EPA MERL.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1365515.
Shanks, Sonoya T., Redding, Ted, Jaussi, Lynn, Allen, Mark B., Fournier, Sean Donovan, & Leonard, Elliott J.. Summary Report for the Evaluation of Current QA Processes Within the FRMAC FAL and EPA MERL.. United States. doi:10.2172/1365515.
Shanks, Sonoya T., Redding, Ted, Jaussi, Lynn, Allen, Mark B., Fournier, Sean Donovan, and Leonard, Elliott J.. Sat . "Summary Report for the Evaluation of Current QA Processes Within the FRMAC FAL and EPA MERL.". United States. doi:10.2172/1365515. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1365515.
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abstractNote = {The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) relies on accurate and defensible analytical laboratory data to support its mission. Therefore, FRMAC must ensure that the environmental analytical laboratories providing analytical services maintain an ongoing capability to provide accurate analytical results to DOE. It is undeniable that the more Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) measures required of the laboratory, the less resources that are available for analysis of response samples. Being that QA and QC measures in general are understood to comprise a major effort related to a laboratory’s operations, requirements should only be considered if they are deemed “value-added” for the FRMAC mission. This report provides observations of areas for improvement and potential interoperability opportunities in the areas of Batch Quality Control Requirements, Written Communications, Data Review Processes, Data Reporting Processes, along with the lessons learned as they apply to items in the early phase of a response that will be critical for developing a more efficient, integrated response for future interactions between the FRMAC and EPA assets.},
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year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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