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Title: Performance Demonstration Program Plan for RCRA Constituent Analysis of Solidified Wastes

The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) constituents distributes test samples for analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs), and metals in solid matrices. Each distribution of test samples is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements performed for transuranic (TRU) waste characterization. The primary documents governing the conduct of the PDP are the Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD; DOE/CBFO-94-1012) and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) contained in the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (NM4890139088-TSDF) issued by the New Mexico Environment Department. The WAP requires participation in the PDP; the PDP must comply with the QAPD and the WAP. This plan implements the general requirements of the QAPD and the applicable requirements of the WAP for the RCRA PDP. Participating laboratories demonstrate acceptable performance by successfully analyzing single- blind performance evaluation samples (subsequently referred to as PDP samples) according to the criteria established in this plan. PDP samples are used as an independent means to assess laboratory performance regarding compliance with the WAP quality assurance objectives (QAOs). The concentrations of analytes in the PDP samples address levels of regulatorymore » concern and encompass the range of concentrations anticipated in waste characterization samples. The WIPP requires analyses of homogeneous solid wastes to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. These analyses must be performed by laboratories that demonstrate acceptable performance in this PDP. These analyses are referred to as WIPP analyses, and the samples on which they are performed are referred to as WIPP samples. Participating laboratories must analyze PDP samples using the same procedures used for WIPP samples.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
DOE/CBFO-95-1077, Rev. 7
TRN: US1001778
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Country of Publication:
United States
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COMPLIANCE; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; DISTRIBUTION; EVALUATION; MATRICES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PERFORMANCE; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RELIABILITY; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; SOLID WASTES; WASTES; WIPP chain of custody; gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry; headspace gas; method detection limit; matrix spike; duplicate; nondestructive assay; PDP; relative percent difference; volatile organic compound; transuranic; semivolatile