Quality Assurance Project Plans for Grantees and Data Submitters

Template, Guidelines, and Checklist for Preparing Quality Assurance Project Plans

Use this QA Project Plan Template for the development of your QA Project Plan. The template includes information and instructions needed for the preparation of a QA Project Plan.  Some of the text will be deleted as the plan is prepared.

Guidelines for Preparing Quality Assurance Project Plans for Environmental Studies is a downloadable Ecology publication that provides detailed guidance on preparing a QAPP and a glossary.

The QAPP Review Checklist can also be used as you prepare the QA Project Plan; it provides a list of all the required elements for the plan.

Standard Operating Procedures for Field Sampling and Analysis

Grantees are required to use standard operating procedures (SOPs) for any field sampling and field analytical activities they undertake. Here is a link to over 75 SOPs for field procedures:

Standard Operating Procedures

Help with Laboratory Accreditation

See the Laboratory Accreditation website for more information about laboratory accreditation.  Any data submitted to Ecology or funded by Ecology must be performed by an accredited lab using an accredited method.

Model QA Project Plan

This QAPP for study in Salmon Creek is an example of a well-written QA Project Plan.  It includes all required QA Project Plan elements.