Delivering Defensible Data: Revealing Data Quality Objectives and Clarifying Critical Sample Management Objectives for Field Personnel at the Nevada Test Site

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Env Policy Mgmt

Organizational Unit

University College, Environmental Policy and Management


Environmental Policy & Mgmt

First Advisor

William Robinson


Administrative procedure, Collecting defensible data, Data quality objectives, Environmental policy, Decision making, Nevada test site, Nevada, Environmental sampling, Environmental aspects, Quality control, Sample management, Waste management


Environmental restoration and remediation projects at the Nevada Test Site are guided by very strict and comprehensive guidelines; procedures; and federal, state, and community regulations. The compilation of policies, plans, and procedures for field activities on the Nevada Test Site has evolved over the course of 10 years. The evolution of site-specific guidance is a result of evolving technologies and process knowledge. However, the evolution communicating how each site's sample management plan is developed within the Nevada Test Site is not a part of the field team's training. This report is primarily to communicate to field personnel how each site's sampling and management plans are developed, with the goal of enhancing quality of data collected for defensibility.

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