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NEMI is a free, searchable clearinghouse
of methods and procedures for regulatory and non-regulatory
analyses. Use NEMI first to compare and contrast the performance
and relative cost of analytical, test, and sampling methods
for environmental monitoring.
The broad metadata categories which
characterize all types of datawho, what, when, where,
why, and howare being used to develop a modular WQDE approach
that can be tailored to specific types of data.
The MDCB supports the NELAC accreditation
plan in order to: (1) establish a uniform national accreditation
process including the use of performance-based systems (PBMS),
(2) develop uniform and consistent accreditation related policies
and requirements, and (3) avoid duplication of effort. The accreditation
Workgroup efforts are directed towards providing guidance to
USGS, EPA, and other Federal, State and private sector agencies
on NELAC accreditation issues..