Multi-Basin Quality Assurance Project Plan

Quality-assured data means data that comply with commission rules for surface water quality monitoring programs, including rules governing the methods under which water samples are collected and analyzed and data from those samples are assessed and maintained. The Multi-Basin (formerly called Regional) Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) has been developed between the H-GAC and the TCEQ to carry out the activities mandated by the legislation. Seven local agencies comprehensively monitor water quality across the San Jacinto River Basin and the various coastal basins in the Houston metropolitan area:

  • City of Houston Health Department
  • City of Houston Drinking Water Operations
  • San Jacinto River Authority
  • Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston Clear Lake
  • Harris County Pollution Control Services
  • Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC)
  • Texas Research for Environmental Studies - SHSU

H-GAC’s Multi-Basin Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) describes all local partner data collection activities. The data will be integrated into the statewide water quality database.

Current Multi-Basin Quality Assurance Project Plan

FY22-23 Multi-Basin Quality Assurance Project Plan

Main Document

Appendix A – Measurement Performance Specifications
Appendix B – Task 3 Work Plan & Sampling Process Design and Monitoring Schedule (Plan)
Appendix C – Station Location Maps
Appendix D – Field Data Sheets
Appendix E – Chain of Custody Forms
Appendix F – Data Review Checklist and Summary
Appendix G – Data Summary Report
Appendix H – Data Management Process
Appendix I – Geospatial Data Management Plan

Past Multi-Basin Quality Assurance Project Plan

Main Document

Appendix A – Measurement Performance Specification
Appendix B – Task 3 Work Plan & Sampling Process Design and Monitoring Schedule
Appendix C – Station Location Maps
Appendix D – Field Data Sheets
Appendix E – Chain of Custody Forms
Appendix F – Data Review Checklist and Summary Shells
Appendix G – Data Summary Report examples
Appendix H – Data Management Process
Appendix I – Geospatial Data Management Plan
Appendix J - Targeted Monitoring in 10 Selected Assessments Units (AUs)

FY20-21 Multi-Basin Quality Assurance Project Plan Amendments

Amendment 1 - General updates to QAPP
Amendment 2 - Appendix B and general update to QAPP
Amendment 3 - General updates to QAPP

Main Document

Appendix A – Measurement Performance Specification Tables for all Monitoring Partners
Appendix B – Work Plan & Sampling Process Design and Monitoring Schedule
Appendix C – Station Location Map
Appendix D – Field Data Sheets
Appendix E – Chain of Custody Forms
Appendix F – Data Review Checklist for H-GAC Local Partners
Appendix G – Summary Report for H-GAC Data Submissions
Appendix H – Data Management Process
Appendix I – Geospatial Data Management Plan
Appendix K - Biological Monitoring

FY18-19 Regional Quality Assurance Project Plan Amendments

Amendment 1 - Updates to Appendix B, CMS plus other changes
Amendment 2 - General Updates to QAPP

Main Document

Appendix A - Measurement Performance Specifications
Appendix B - Task 3 Workplan, Sampling Process Design and Monitoring Schedule
Appendix C - Station Location Map
Appendix D - Field Data Sheets
Appendix E - Chain-of-Custody Forms
Appendix F - Data Review Checklist for Local Partner Dat Submission to H-GAC
Appendix G - Data Summary Report/Sheet for H-GAC's Data Submissions to TCEQ
Appendix H - H-GAC Data Processing Procedures
Appendix I - H-GAC Data Management Plan

Amendments

Amendment 1 - Update to Appendix B Sampling Process Design and Monitoring Schedule for FY17
Amendment 2 - Updates to Appendix B, the Data Management Plan and Miscellaneous Sections for FY17
Amendment 3 - Expanded Routine Monitoring in East Fork San Jacinto River Watershed
Amendment 4 - Moved Monitoring Locations
Amendment 5 - Biological Monitoring (Appendix K)
Amendment 6 - Biological Monitoring Site Change

Main Document

Appendix A - Measurement Performance Specifications
Appendix B - Task 3 Workplan, Sampling Process Design and Monitoring Schedule
Appendix C - Station Location Map
Appendix D - Field Data Sheets
Appendix E - Chain-of-Custody Forms
Appendix F - Data Review Checklist for Local Partner Dat Submission to H-GAC
Appendix G - Data Summary Report/Sheet for H-GAC's Data Submissions to TCEQ
Appendix H - H-GAC Data Processing Procedures
Appendix I - H-GAC Data Management Plan
Appendix J - Special Study: Site Characterizations

Amendments

Amendment 1
Amendment 2

Main Document

Appendix A - Measurement Performance Specifications
Appendix B - Task 3 Workplan, Sampling Process Design and Monitoring Schedule
Appendix C - Station Location Map
Appendix D - Field Data Sheets
Appendix E - Chain-of-Custody Forms
Appendix F - Data Review Checklist for Local Partner Dat Submission to H-GAC
Appendix G - Data Summary Report/Sheet for H-GAC's Data Submissions to TCEQ
Appendix H - H-GAC Data Processing Procedures
Appendix I - H-GAC Data Management Plan

Amendments

Amendment 1
Amendment 2
Amendment 3
Amendment 4


Contact Jean Wright for older dated Regional Quality Assurance Project Plans.