VRMP Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

QAPP


Maine Volunteer River Monitoring Program (VRMP) Quality Assurance Program Plan (2014-2018).

  • Table 3a. Quality objectives for commonly measured stream assessment parameters under the umbrella of the VRMP.
  • Table 3d. Typical sampling techniques and sample preservation methods for common water quality
    parameters of the VRMP.

 

Appendices


Appendix 1. Basic QA/QC concepts.

Appendix 2 (coversheet). Maine VRMP standard operating procedures catalog ("SOP Cookbook").

  • SOP-VRMP-01. Methods for Collecting Water Grab Samples in Rivers & Streams.
  • SOP-VRMP-02. Methods for Selecting and Documenting Site Locations for Volunteers in the Maine VRMP.
  • SOP-VRMP-03. Methods for Using the Hach HQ30d Single Input Multi-Parameter Digital Meter with the Hach LDO101 IntelliCAL Rugged Optical Dissolved Oxygen Probe in Rivers & Streams.
    • (Appendices A, B, C.)
  • SOP-VRMP-04. Methods for Using the YSI 550A Handheld Meter in Rivers & Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)
  • SOP-VRMP-05. Methods for Using the YSI DO200 Handheld Meter in Rivers & Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)
  • SOP-VRMP-06. Methods for Using the Lamotte Dissolved Oxygen Kit (Model 7414/5860) & Easy Read® Pocket Thermometers (range: -5 to 50°C; divisions: 0.5°C; accuracy: 0.5°) in River & Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)
  • SOP-VRMP-07. Methods for Using the Lamotte Dissolved Oxygen Kit (Model 5856) & Easy Read® Pocket Thermometers (range: -5 to 50°C; divisions: 0.5°C; accuracy: 0.5°) in River & Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)
  • SOP-VRMP-08. Methods for Using the YSI 85 Handheld Meter in Rivers & Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)
  • SOP-VRMP-09. Methods for Using the Oakton Waterproof ECTestr 11+ (Plus) for Measuring Specific Conductance in Rivers & Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)
  • SOP-VRMP-10. Methods for Using the Hach 2100P Turbidimeter in Rivers & Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)
  • SOP-VRMP-11. Methods for Using the Lamotte 2020e Turbidimeter in Rivers & Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)
  • SOP-VRMP-12. Methods for Using the IDEXX Colilert® Test Kit and IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000.
    • (Appendices A, B, and C.)
  • SOP-VRMP-13. Methods for Using the YSI Professional Plus Handheld Meter in Rivers and Streams.
    • (Appendices A, B and C.)
  • SOP-VRMP-14. Methods for Using the YSI Professional Optical Dissolved Oxygen (ProODO) Instrument in Rivers and Streams.
    • (Appendix A.)

Appendix 3 (coversheet). Sampling and analysis plan (SAP)

  • Appendix A [SAP template]
  • Appendix B [Oversight Certification]

Appendix 4 (coversheet). Volunteer training & certification materials.

  • Appendix A [training session checklist]
  • Appendix B [safety issues and tips]
  • Appendix C [liability waiver]
  • Appendix D [volunteer certification form]

Appendix 5 (coversheet). Field data sheets and IDEXX bacteria lab sheets.

  • Appendix A-1 [field datasheet - Tier 1] [not specific to any particular volunteer group]
  • Appendix A-2 [field datasheet - Tier 2] [not specific to any particular volunteer group]
  • Appendix B [D. O. depth profile datasheet]
  • Appendix C [IDEXX Colilert datasheet].)

Appendix 6 (coversheet). Sampling site description form.

Appendix 7 (coversheet). QAPP update/modification documentation form.

Appendix 8. Computer directory housing laboratory standard operating procedures catalog.

Appendix 9. Useful resources that describe the importance of various water quality parameters and other stream monitoring issues.

Appendix 10 (coversheet). Sample chain of custody and sample submission form. (HETL.)

Appendix 11 (coversheet). VRMP-approved laboratory criteria, laboratories, & QA/QC forms.

  • Appendix A [lab approval criteria]
  • Appendix B [Maine Certified Laboratories]
  • Appendix C [Colilert Quantitray QA/QC checklist]
  • Appendix D [Colilert sterility-blank-pos-neg-checks]