Pacific EcoRisk Quality Assurance/
Quality Control (QA/QC) Policy Statement
Pacific EcoRisk maintains a QA Plan that provides a detailed description of quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures for all biological testing and chemical analyses performed. These procedures address all aspects of testing and analyses that can potentially affect data quality and interpretation, including sample collection and handling of test materials, holding and conditioning of test organisms, test conditions and procedures, calibration of instruments, experimental design, reference toxicant testing, record keeping, and statistical analyses of data.
Pacific EcoRisk follows Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures in accordance to methods established by the U.S. EPA, ASTM, and Standard Methods. QC procedures are documented and follow EPA protocols. As a result of the quality of the data provided, Pacific EcoRisk is able to provide support for technically rigorous and complex projects, including NPDES, Water Quality Criteria Development, (Dredging) 404 Certification, and Ecological Risk Assessments.
The primary objective of the Pacific EcoRisk QA Plan is to ensure that all of the data generated and reported are scientifically valid, legally defensible and of known accuracy, precision, representativeness, and comparability.
All of the testing performed at Pacific EcoRisk meet the following Criteria:
The content of the QA Plan is reviewed and revised on a regular basis.