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2008 Conference on Managing Environmental Quality Systems April 21-24

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Monday, April 21, and Tuesday April 22

Day Time Session
Monday April 21 1:00 - 5:00 PM Training Courses (see descriptions)
Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom D Willow A Willow B
Data Usability for Decision Makers (PDF 65pp., 4.1MB) EPA QA Managers Working Session[Closed Session] (continued from Monday) Estimation and Statistical Tests (PDF 49pp., 253K) Ambient Air Monitoring Quality System Training (continued from Monday)
Tuesday April 22 8:00 PM - 12:00 PM Training Courses (see descriptions)
Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom D Willow A Willow B
Data Usability for Decision Makers (continued from Monday) EPA QA Managers Working Session[Closed Session] (continued from Monday) Estimation and Statistical Tests (PDF 49pp., 253K) Ambient Air Monitoring Quality System Training (continued from Monday)
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Opening Plenary [Grand Ballroom]

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: Reggie Cheatham, Director, Quality Staff, U.S. EPA Office of Enivronmental Information
  • Barbara Metzger QA Manager of the Year Presentation

Keynote Presentation (PDF 12pp., 1.1MB) Joseph DeFeo, President, Juran Institute

Plenary Panel Discussion "Meeting Customers' Expectations"

  • Moderator: Reggie Cheatham, Director, Quality Staff, U.S. EPA Office of Enivronmental Information
  • Ronald Shafer, Policy Analyst, Quality Staff, U.S. EPA Office of Enivronmental Information
  • Eric de Place, Senior Researcher, Sightline Institute
  • Dave Kircher, Manager Air Resources, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

         

Wednesday, April 23

Time General Session [Grand Ballroom]        
8:00 - 9:30 AM

National Dialogue on Access to Environmental Information (PDF 6pp., 1.5MB) [Moderator - B. Nussbaum]

  • M. Flynn, Director, Office of Information Analysis and Access , U.S. EPA
  • J. Schweiss, Region 10, U.S. EPA
  • R. Elleman, Region 10, U.S. EPA
  • H. Ferguson, Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA
  • P. Oshida, Office of Water, U.S. EPA
Time Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom D Willow A Willow B
10:00 - 11:30 AM    Development of a Consensus Standard for Quality Systems in Environmental Testing Laboratories (PDF 15pp., 339K) [R. DiRienzo] Quality Assurance of Performance Measures (PDF 29pp., 1.4MB) [P. Mundy, R. Shafer, J. Lieberman] Integrating the System of Registries (SOR) into Your Quality Program (PDF 21pp., 1MB) [C. Dickinson, J. Tooley, B. Schwartz Analyzing the Ozone and PM10 Data Gathered at the Monitoring Stations Located on the US-Mexico Border (PDF 12pp., 486K) [H. Lacayo, T. Forbes]
Alternative Approaches to Collecting and Interpreting Matrix Spike Data (PDF 15pp., 411K) [H. McCarty]             Development of Quality Control Parameters for an Ambient Air Particle Inhalation Exposure System (PDF 20pp., 2.3MB) [L. Walsh]
Data Verification - It's Not Just the Laboratory (PDF 19pp., 311K) [J. Bennett]             Chasing the Plume with One Analyzer, One Engine and a Prayer (PDF 30pp., 3.4MB) [D. Rafferty]
12:30 - 2:00 PM Standardizing Data Reporting, Review, and Storage: Examples from the Front Lines (PDF 35pp., 605K) [L. Blume, Y. Yang, B. Runyon, J. Kreuger, B. Jordan, A. Mudambi]       Developing an Agency Quality Glossary (PDF 24pp., 1.5MB) [K. Breidenstine, M. Pendleton] Roadmap to Quality Costs:  How to Identify, Categorize, Monitor, and Report Quality Costs for Products and Services (PDF 14pp., 544K) [J. Worthington] Dynamic Evaluation of Meteorological Parameters Using Collocated Monitoring (PDF 11pp., 405K) [M. Plate]
Case Study:  Metals Matrix Metadata Mistakes Modify King County Monitoring Management (PDF 17pp., 762K) [J. Frodge] From Through-The-Probe to Emergency Response (PDF 6pp., 486K) [L. Grooms]
A Description of the PM 2.5 Monitoring Network Performance Evaluation Program and Findings for 2005-2007 (PDF 13pp., 587K) [D. Crumpler]
Influencing Change through Collaboration and Information Sharing - the British Columbia's Forest and Range Evaluation Program (PDF 53pp., 4.7MB) [P. Bradford, F. Barber]
Air Toxics Through-the-Probe Audits [S. Kilmer]
NATTS QA System and Results of the QA Assessment (PDF 6pp., 479K) [D. Mikel]
2:15 - 3:45 PM EPA Office of Research and Development's Scientific Data Management Strategy (PDF 11pp., 694K) [L.Petterson] 508 Basics for Providing Access and the Impact on Products and Services (PDF 23pp., 631K) [A. Babcock, S. Buchanan, K. Breidenstine] Ecology’s Quality System: From databases to information sharing and decision-making (PDF 39pp., 3.2MB) [W. Kammin, C. Neumiller, C. Brown] * Ambient Air Monitoring Workgroup Meeting (8:00 - 9:30 AM and continuing after the technical sessions from 2:15 - 6:00 PM) [Willow B]
Advantages and Challenges of Electronic Records for Scientific Data at the US EPA  (PDF 8pp., 604K) [T. Hughes]                        
Improving Laboratory Sample Management (PDF 8pp., 615K) [M. Vazquez, M. Binford]                        

4:00 - 5:30 PM

The Underlying Definitions for Uncertainty in Environmental Data -

Implementing ANSI/NCSL Z540 in an EPA Calibration Laboratory (PDF 26pp., 1.1MB) [P. Groff]

Uncertainty - A Laboratory Viewpoint (PDF 18pp., 450K) [R. DiRienzo]

Information and Data Quality Framework (PDF 19pp., 1.9MB) [J. Worthington] **STATs/SAS Users Group Meeting 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm [Madrona] * Ambient Air Monitoring Workgroup Meeting (8:00 - 9:30 AM and continuing after the technical sessions from 2:15 - 6:00 PM) [Willow B]
Data and Information Quality as a Component of the Enterprise Data Architecture (PDF 10pp., 631K) [K. Kirby]                        
Conscious Data Quality Management through Data Stewardship (PDF 17pp., 696K) [C. Dingman]                        

Thursday, April 24

Time Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom D Willow A Willow B
8:00 - 9:30 AM Determining Correlations and Interoperability Between TQM, ISO and IM Documents (PDF 12pp., 1.25MB) [D. Weingart Webb] EPA Office Water Quality Management Plan Development - Lessons Learned [M. Hamilton, P. Oshida, B. Benroth, M. Heber, M. Kelly, E. Liu] Using Web Technologies to Spur Innovation (PDF 33pp., 2.7MB) [M. Jones, S. Buchanan, J. Balent, K. Kirby, H. Ferguson] Parameters of a dose-response model are on
the boundary. What happens with BMDL? [L. Kopylev, J. Fox]
          The Use of Geostatistics in the Remedial Investigation of the Upper Buffalo River (PDF 22pp., 2.6MB) [J. Schofield]
          Parameter Estimation - Modified Delta Log-normal Approach versus Censoring Techniques (PDF 8pp., 1.1MB) [N. Andrews]
10:00 - 11:30 AM Getting your input to the National Dialogue on Access to Environmental Information. [N. Wentworth] eQMP: Implementing Electronic Quality Management Plans (PDF 8pp., 231K) [G. Johnson, K. Hull, M. Kantz, J. Elkins] Chaotic, but In Control - Managing a Flurry of Data Processing and Analysis Activities for the Total Coliform Rule Six-Year Review (PDF 7pp., 680K) [M. Messner, S. Shaw] Principles of Survey Management Roundtable (PDF 34pp., 796K) [B. Nussbaum, M. Kollander, P. Mundy]
Practical Problems in Remotely Sensed Image Acquisition (PDF 20pp., 3.8MB) [G. Brilis]            
Guidance for Developing Global Positioning System Data Collection Standard Operating Procedures and QAPPs (PDF 12pp., 507K) [G. Brilis]            
Conference ended at 11:30 AM

           

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