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.
Every NPS QAPP must be certified through an annual review
Please refer to our QAPP Requirements before planning an NPS project or initiating work on a project.
Every NPS QAPP must receive an
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the NPS Team if you have difficulty opening any of these documents.
Primary (Monitoring) Quality Assurance Project Plan Shell (QAPP) (MS Word, Rev. FY2015)
Modeling Quality Assurance Project Plan Shell (QAPP) (MS Word, Rev. 2015)
QAPP Amendment Shell (MS Word, Rev. FY2015)
QAPP Expedited Amendment Shell (MS Word, Rev. FY2015)
QAPP Update Shell (MS Word, Rev FY2015)
QAPP Annual Review Certification Shell (MS Word, Rev FY2015) - required annually for all ongoing NPS QAPPs. This new QAPP Annual Review Process replaces the annual update or reissuance process for QAPPs on their anniversary date in the "interim" years before the effective period is set to expire. Use the QAPP Update Shell if the QAPP is set to expire, or if it expires before an Annual Review Certification is approved.
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 email@example.com.