Quality is an important aspect of environmental data collection. Laboratory chemical analysis of samples taken at a contaminated site, field sampling techniques and processes, and bioassay analysis conducted to determine toxic effects on biota are examples of types of environmental data collection.. The Department of the Navy requirements for chemical data quality procedures are available at the link below. The Navy participates in the DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) and a link is provided below.
Navy Environmental Sampling and Testing (Analyses) Programs Web Page
DoD Laboratory Accreditation (DoD ELAP) Web Page