Setzer, Susan R. (1986, ASQC) Acurex Corporation, Durham, NC
In accordance with the increasing utilization of quality as the means to achieve excellence, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures are being developed for research and development projects. Since R&D projects are in an almost constant state of flux, monitoring of strict QA/QC procedures may not be feasible. The Environmental Protection Agency's Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory (AEERL) has developed a Quality Assurance Program which allows for the development of Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP's) for environmental measurements. The purpose of this program is to ensure that the research and development activities sponsored by AEERL produce results of known data quality and of adequate quality for technical decisions to be made.Acurex Corporation's Southeast Regional Office (SRO) performs R&D for AEERL and is, therefore, responsible for implementing QA/QC procedures in all aspects of assigned projects. The most significant aspect in implementing QA/QC procedures is the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for each task. The QAPP is a quantitative statement of the organization's experience, capabilities, and approach to a specific task's QA/QC requirements. The use of QAPP's for all projects thus ensures universal excellence for all Acurex SRO projects.