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Course Fees:  $250 Member; $350 Nonmember.  Fees increase $100 after the Advance Registration Deadline of October 9.  Special Government Flat Rate for either course: $50. The course registration fee IS NOT included in the regular conference registration.

Optimizing Quality Assurance for Ambient Air Monitoring Programs
Monday, November 6 • 8:30 am  - 5:00 pm 

Jason Low, Ph.D., Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Eugenia McNaughton, Ph.D., QA Manager, USEPA Region 9

Mathew Plate, Environmental Scientist, USEPA Region 9
Course Description:  Broadly, the application of quality assurance principles and processes has three basic components. This training will start with USEPA and air monitoring agencies optimization strategies for systematic planning and quality control. How to use the data quality objectives process in the development of an ambient air monitoring program will be discussed in detail. Reviewing the data and the quality system is the last “leg of the stool” and must include a well-defined corrective action process. These concepts will be used to develop and optimize a hypothetical air monitoring program.

Course Objectives: 
  • Learn quality system concepts.
  • Become aware of quality assurance resources for ambient air.
  • Gain a working knowledge on the development of ambient air monitoring quality systems.
  • Develop an understanding of air monitoring system oversight, improvement, and corrective action.
Target Audience:  Individuals working for governmental agencies, industrial facilities, and consulting firms who are responsible for implementing ambient air monitoring programs.

Course Content Level:  Intermediate - Attendees should have a working knowledge of ambient air monitoring programs and/or methods.  Previous quality management training is desirable but not required.