Guidance Documents

Neptune and Company, Inc. has written or contributed to multiple guidance documents on environmental issues. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documents: 

EPA, 2017. Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States.

EPA, 2006. Development and Application of Measurement Quality Objectives in QA Project Plans. Peer Review Draft Guidance EPA QA G-5A. Submitted to EPA's Office of Environmental Information, Quality Staff. 

EPA, 2006 Systematic Planning: A Case Study for Hazardous Waste Site Investigations (QA/CS-1). 

EPA, 2005. Guidance on Quality Assurance for Environmental Technology Design, Construction and Operation (QA/G-11). 

EPA, 2004. Guidance on Data Quality Assessment: Statistical Methods, EPA QA/G-9S, Draft Final. (pdf)

EPA, 2004. Guidance on Data Quality Assessment, EPA QA/G-9R, Draft Final, 2004. (pdf)

EPA, 2003 (Draft Guidance). Guidance on Systematic Planning for Environmental Data Collection Using Performance and Acceptance Criteria. 

EPA, 2001. Guidance on Environmental Data Verification and Data Validation EPA QA/G-8. 

EPA, 2001. Guidance on Data Quality Indicators. Peer Review Draft Guidance EPA QA G-5i. Submitted to EPA's Office of Environmental Information, Quality Staff.


Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) documents: 

NDEP, 2011. Technical Guidance for the Calculation of Asbestos-Related Risk in Soils for the Basic Management Incorporated (BMI) Complex and Common Areas, February. (pdf)

NDEP, 2009. Supplement to the Guidance for Evaluating Radionuclide Data for the BMI Plant Sites and Common Areas Projects, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, February. 

NDEP, 2009. Unification of Electronic Data Deliverables (EDD), NDEP-Required EDD Format, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, May. 

NDEP, 2009. Guidance for Evaluating Secular Equilibrium, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, February. 

NDEP, 2009. Guidance for Evaluating Radionuclide Data, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, February. 

NDEP, 2009. Significance Levels for the Gilbert’s Toolbox of Background Comparison Tests, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, July. 

NDEP, 2008. NDEP Guidance on the Development of Summary Statistics Tables, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, December. 

NDEP, 2009. User's Guide and Background Technical Document for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection: Basic Comparison Levels for Human Health for the BMI Complex And Common Areas, June. 

NDEP, 2008. Guidance on detection limits and data reporting, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, December. 

NDEP, 2008. Guidance on the Use of Field QC Data, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, November. 

NDEP, 2008. NDEP Data Usability Guidance, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, October. 

NDEP, 2009. Supplemental Guidance on Data Validation Procedures, Prepared for Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Corrective Actions, Special Projects Branch, 2030 East Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119, April.


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) documents:

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2005. Derivation and Use of Radionuclide Screening Action Levels, Revision 1. Prepared by the Analysis and Assessment Focus Area for the Environmental Restoration Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2004. Screening-Level Ecological Risk Assessment Methods, Revision 2, Los Alamos National Laboratory document LA-UR-04-8246, Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2003. Ecological Preliminary Remediation Goals (EcoPRGs) for Soils at Los Alamos National Laboratory. LA-UR-03-6268, Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2000. Statistical Methods for Background Comparisons and Data Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Restoration Project, April. 

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1996. Quality Assurance Project Plan Requirements for Sampling and Analysis, Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Restoration Program.