The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all organizations conducting environmental programs that are fully or partially funded by EPA to establish and implement a structured quality system that ensures the production of quality information products. Through Clean Air Act (CAA) Grant obligations and Federal Requirements, the Vermont Air Quality and Climate Division (AQCD) reports air quality monitoring results to the EPA’s Air Quality System (AQS) database and therefore has put into place a quality system comprising various components as described in this Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). The EPA requirements governing the ambient air monitoring activities identified in this QAPP are contained in 40 CFR Part 50, 53 and 58 as well as other guidance documents identified in the References Section.
Links to Vermont’s current Quality Assurance Project Plans are below:
*Note that the original signed approval page is included for each one. QAPPs are updated every year but minor changes do not require formal signatures from all parties.