Category: Environmental Laboratory

RCRA Overview

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was passed by the United States Congress in 1976 to address problems caused by municipal and industrial waste. RCRA’s focus is on active and future waste facilities and covers generation, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes. Abandoned and historical sites are managed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,…

What Are Your Data Telling You?

A Budget and Schedule Streamlining Review & Summary of Anaerobic Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Several previous articles discuss simplifying and streamlining environmental data acquisition and evaluation. Laboratory Procurement, Data Quality, & Budget Management provides recommendations for communicating with your laboratory so that the lab has the necessary information to provide accurate and complete costs, as…

Laboratory Procurement, Data Quality, & Budget Management

Communication during the bidding stage and planning stage of your project is the first step in ensuring your data are of the appropriate type and quality. Clear communication at these stages provides your laboratory with information necessary for quoting accurate costs, enabling you to estimate your budget more accurately. Moreover, communication of project requirements at…

Environmental Data Validation – What It Is and Why We Do It

Costs of inaccurate or inadequate data can be steep. Problems with data quality can result in tangible and intangible damage ranging from loss of customer/user confidence to loss of life and mission. – Department of Defense (DoD) Guidelines on Data Quality Management …..more than a decade’s experience has demonstrated that integrity is not a safe…