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Environmental Measurements and Modeling

Flexible Approaches to Environmental Measurements – The Evolution of the Performance Approach

EPA is introducing flexible approaches to environmental measurement which capture the Agency's past ten years of experience and set the stage for future progress. Key goals for these flexible approaches are as follows:

  1. Increased emphasis on flexibility in choosing sampling and analytical approaches to meet regulatory requirements for measurements
  2. Development of processes for validation that confirm that measurements meet quality requirements
  3. Increased collaboration with stakeholders to develop validation processes for new measurement technology
  4. Rapid assessment of new or modified technologies, methods and procedures
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