Communicating Analytical Outcomes Clearly: Data Uniformity at EPA

Oral Presentation

Prepared by C. Appleby
U.S. EPA, OLEM/OSRTI/ASB, 980 College Station Rd, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SESD, F104-2, Athens, GA, 30605, United States


Contact Information: appleby.charlie@epa.gov; 706-355-8555


ABSTRACT

In recent years, there have been several instances when monitoring results from large sites or events spanning multiple EPA Regions were not comparable from one Region to another. Though all data were sound and of good quality, differences in the approach to interpreting data and finalizing results created ambiguities in the presentation of data. In this session, we will utilize a variety of examples of data interpretation to initiate a discussion about uniform data reporting.