Quality Assurance Project Plans for Nonpoint Source Projects
A QAPP is required for all collection of environmental data funded by this program. Environmental data includes any measurements or information that describe environmental processes, location, conditions, ecological consequences, or health effects.
No grantee may begin data collection, analysis, or other work covered by this requirement before receipt of a QAPP authorizing the work, signed by TCEQ, and if necessary, the EPA.
Please refer to our QAPP Requirements before planning an NPS project or initiating work on a project.
The shells below provide both instructions and templates for developing QAPPs under the grant program. They apply primarily to water quality monitoring and modeling projects.
For information about QAPPs for acquired (secondary) data, geospatial data, or other kinds of environmental data collection, call 512-239-6682 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Primary (Monitoring) Quality Assurance Project Plan Shell (QAPP) (MS Word, Rev. 2013)
QAPP Amendment Shell (MS Word, Rev. 2012)
QAPP Annual Update Shell (MS Word, Rev 2012)
QAPP Annual Reissuance Shell (MS Word, Rev 2013)
Modeling Quality Assurance Project Plan Shell (QAPP) (MS Word, Rev. 2013)
Quality Assurance Requirements and Guidance
Data Collection and Reporting
- Surface Water Quality Monitoring (SWQM) Procedures Manual
Includes methods for conducting water quality monitoring and related forms.
- Ambient Water Reporting Limits
- An Explanation PDF (rev. 08/19/04)
- AWRL List PDF (rev. 03/2008)
- Summary of changes to the AWRL List PDF (rev. 03/2008)
- Data Management and Reporting
- EPAs Quality System for Environmental Data and Technology
For More Information
To find out more about the TCEQ's quality assurance program or its activities to prevent and reduce pollution from nonpoint source, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.