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Gossman Consulting, Inc.

QA/QC Program Development

Service Description

Gossman Consulting, Inc. provides solutions to your difficulties with data quality assurance and quality control. GCI staff members have conducted many facility audits specifically to determine problems associated with QA/QC concerns. A technical and experienced staff can review your existing QA/QC programs to solve known problems or determine unknown deficiencies and provide remedies. An operation plan should contain standard operating procedures which define the specific steps that should be taken to ensure quality results. Your plans may cover many operational activities such as certain analytical steps to document product quality or to calibrate environmental control equipment. Whatever the purpose, they should be supported by strong QA/QC. The GCI staff can also develop a QA/QC program from scratch to meet the needs that the specific situation requires. GCI staff members have experience developing many operation plans both while they were in operations and when they have consulted with other companies.

GCI has the proven experience to solve all types of QA/QC data problems with such programs as, environmental field sampling and analysis, analytical laboratory sample preparation, analysis and reporting, process data reporting, stack testing and reporting, CEM operations and testing, new regulation evaluations, and litigation or expert witness testimony. The experience is proven based on the many successful and approved operations plans, that include QA/QC, currently in use that GCI personnel have developed, implemented or contributed oversight to. The experience is also proven by a large number of successful regulatory reviews and expert witness testimonies that GCI has provided to clients and that included QA/QC evaluations.


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GCI has prepared a number of papers relevant to quality assurance and quality control. (If a link to a paper title is not yet available please e-mail with your fax number for a copy.)

"Comparison of Metal Emissions from Cement Kilns Utilizing Hazardous Waste Fuels with Commercial Waste Incinerators"

"Metal Equilibration and Process Capture Efficiencies in Cement Kilns"

"The Use of Monochlorobenzene as a Principal Organic Hazardous Constituent for Destruction Efficiency Determinations in Cement Kilns"

"Quality Control of Hazardous Waste Fuel"

"Suitability of Hydrocarbon and Carbon Monoxide Measurement as Combustion Indicators in Cement Kilns"

"Typical Metal Concentrations in RCRA Waste Burned in Cement Kilns"

"The Fate of Trace Metals In The Wet Process Cement Kiln"

"Cement Kilns Sources of Chlorides Not HCl Emissions"

"Comparison of Metals Spiking Systems and Metal Compound Selection Among the Cement Kilns Conducting Compliance Tests"

"2,3,7,8-TCDD Equivalent Emissions from Cement Kilns Burning Hazardous Waste"

"A Method for the Rapid Semi-Quantitative Identification of Hazardous Organic Constituents in Liquid Organic Hazardous Waste Streams"

"A Review of the Usefulness of Various ASTM and SW-846 Methods Which May Be Used by the Thermal Treatment Industry"

"The Effect of Process Differences on System Removal Efficiencies (SREs) and the Fate of Metals in Cement Kilns"

"A Comparison of Normal and Worst Case Cement Plant Emissions”

"Sources of PCDDs/PCDFs in Cement Kiln Emissions”

"Quality Control Review of Mercury and PCDD/PCDF Emissions Data From Cement Kilns Used for MACT Evaluations”

"Observations and Comments on EPA/DOE Mercury CEMs Demonstration at Holnam's Holly Hill, SC Facility"

"The Design of A Custom Database System for Storing and Accessing Point Source Emission Test Data and Associated Process Conditions"

"The Analysis of Flammable Industrial Wastes Using Ion Chromatography"

"Data Processing as an Alternative to Extensive Sample Clean up in the Gas Chromatographic Determination of PCBs"

"The Determination of Metals in Paint and Paint Wastes using Atomic Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy"

GCI Tech Notes "Why All Cement Kilns Should Test Their CKD" June-97

GCI Tech Notes "Determining Organic Compound Destruction Efficiency" Feb-97

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Combustor Review - Chapter 3 Alternative to CO/HC Monitoring for Maintenance of Good Combustion Conditions in Cement Kilns" Jan-97

GCI Tech Notes "Should You Test for HAP Emissions?”, Sep-96

GCI Tech Notes "The Impact of CKD Recycling on “HCl” Emissions from the Wet Process Cement Kiln”, Aug-96

GCI Tech Notes "Continuous Monitoring Requirements BIF Versus HWC”, June-96

GCI Tech Notes "Comments on Draft SW-846", Jan-96

GCI Tech Notes "A Caution in the Use of Analytical Data in Calculating TEQ Values for Dioxin Reporting”, Dec-95

GCI Tech Notes "The “Best” Referenced Methods for Organic Hazardous Waste Analysis”, Nov-95

GCI Tech Notes "The Potential for CKD Insufflation to Impact Metals Emissions from Cement Kilns”, Sept-95

GCI Tech Notes "Appropriate Sampling Frequency for Cement Process Samples During Stack Testing”, July-95

GCI Tech Notes "Dioxin Health Assessment Document Review and Comment, (EPA/600/BP-92/001a,b & c)”, March-95

GCI Tech Notes "Ambient SO2 5-Minute Peak Rule”, J

HWF Notes "A Review of Dioxin Emissions and Cement Kilns”, Sep-94

HWF Notes "Review of Guidance on Trial Burns”, Aug-94

HWF Notes "Comments on the New EPA Waste Analysis Plan Guidance Manual”, July-94

HWF Notes "Technical Regulatory Issues of Concern”, Mar-94

HWF Notes "CKD Report to Congress Comments”, Feb-94

HWF Notes "Standard Practice for the Microwave Digestion of Industrial Furnace Feedstreams”, Jan-94

HWF Notes "Testing for Pentachlorophenol as a Screening Procedure to exclude PCDD’s and PCDF’s from Hazardous Waste Fuel”, Dec-93

HWF Notes "Review of EPA Draft 'Implementation of Exposure Assessment Guidance for RCRA Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities'", Nov-93

HWF Notes "Justification to Delete Barium and Silver From BIF Compliance Testing Requirements", Oct-93

HWF Notes “Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals” and "Comments On Draft Revisions To The Waste Analysis Plan Guidance Manual", July-93

HWF Notes "The Clean Air Act and Cement Kiln NOx Emissions”, June-93

HWF Notes "TCLP (SW-846 Method 1311 Revision O, Nov. 1990) Questions and Answers”, May-93

HWF Notes "Rational for the Use of XRF as a Screening Method for Controlling and Monitoring BIF Metal Concentrations in Cement Kiln Process Feeds”, Apr-93

HWF Notes "ISO-9000", Mar-93HWF Notes "The Relative Accuracy of Compliance Options for BIF Regulations Required Monitoring of Metal Input Rates”, Dec-92

HWF Notes "The BIF Audit”, Nov-92

HWF Notes "PCB Rejection Specification and Policies at Hazardous Waste Fuel Facilities”, Oct-92

HWF Notes "EPA CKD Sampling Methodology”, Aug-92

HWF Notes "Metal Compound Selection for BIF Compliance Tests and Trial Burns”, June-92

HWF Notes "Examining a Number of Topics Important to BIF Implementation and the Maintenance of Maximum Operating Flexibility under BIF”, May-92

HWF Notes "Method for Screening Radioactivity in Waste”, April-92