AQA Experience

AQA provides technical support services related to environmental sampling, analysis, and data management to clients in both the public and private sectors. Our government clients include:

  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Native American tribal governments

Our large and small business partners include:

  • Rule Engineering
  • SAIC
  • Kemron Environmental Services
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company
  • Stoller Navarro Joint Venture
  • AMEC Earth and Environmental
  • Cabrera Services

Most of our contracts with these agencies have been in effect for many years giving us a long history of having met or exceeded expectations for the work we have performed for their projects.

AQA performs third-party data validation for all of our government clients. This work is usually performed in accordance with one or more of the following guidance documents or procedures based on these documents and may be supplemented by other area- or method-specific guidance documents:

  • EPA National Functional Guidelines
  • DOD Quality Systems Manual
  • Louisville Chemistry Guidelines
  • Uniform Federal Policy for Quality Assurance Project Plans
  • AFCEE Quality Assurance Project Plans

In addition to fulfilling the fundamental role of performing data validation, AQA also provides some or all of the following services for each of our clients, both government and private:

  • Analytical chemistry laboratory auditing
  • Ongoing analytical chemistry laboratory oversight
  • Formal manual integration review and verification
  • Technical assistance with difficult or unusual analytical chemistry needs
  • Assessment of data quality objectives and associated technical support
  • Data validation training and/or preparation of training materials
  • Data defensibility training
  • Sampling and analysis plan preparation
  • Quality assurance plan preparation
  • Third-party quality assurance oversight for client organizations
  • Litigation support