COURSE: WENV 441 Environmental Sampling Design and Data Quality Assurance Course (ISEERB Approved for all DoD Components)OBJECTIVE: Each student will be able to plan an environmental project that will acquire technically and legally defensible data for environmental cleanup site activities and compliance reporting DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a strategic planning approach called the Data Life Cycle. This cycle includes three phases: Planning, Implementation, and the Assessment. The DQO process contained in the Planning Phases, plans environmental data collection efforts to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and defensibility of decisions in a resource-effective manner. Use of the DQO approach is intended to ensure that the appropriate type, quantity, and quality of environmental data will be used in decision making with regard to remedial actions and future use/activities at the site. Quality assurance provides quality assurance project plan development (Planning Phases), field data collection and associated quality assurance/quality control activities (Implementation Phases), and data validation and quality control activities (Assessment Phase). PRIMARY AUDIENCE: Environmental Restoration Managers, Environmental Compliance Managers SECONDARY AUDIENCE: BioEnvironmental Engineers GRADE: Officers: O1-O6; Enlisted: E4-E9; Civilians: GS5-GS14 PREREQUISITES: None SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Environmental background and education with knowledge of algebra DELIVERY METHOD: Alternate Location Resident: 14 - 18 Jul 2014 at Yokosuka, Japan; 23 - 27 Mar 2015 at Norfolk, VA; 10 - 14 Aug 2015 at San Diego, CA COURSE CREDIT: 2.5 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards COURSE LENGTH: 5 days QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.