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Glossary of Terms
Acronyms are listed prior to definitions.
As provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and several other sources. This database will continue to grow with your contributions.

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QAC— Quality Assurance Coordinator
QA/QC— Quality Assistance/ Quality Control
QAMIS— Quality Assurance Management and Information System
QAO— Quality Assurance Officer
QAPP— Quality Assurance Program (or Project) Plan
QAT— Quality Action Team
QBTU— Quadrillion British Thermal Units
QC— Quality Control
QCA— Quiet Communities Act
QCI— Quality Control Index
QCP— Quiet Community Program
QL— Quantification Limit
QNCR— Quarterly Noncompliance Report
QUA— Qualitative Use Assessment
QUIPE— Quarterly Update for Inspector in Pesticide Enforcement

Qualitative Use Assessment— Report summarizing the major uses of a pesticide including percentage of crop treated, and amount of pesticide used on a site.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control— A system of procedures, checks, audits, and corrective actions to ensure that all EPA research design and performance, environmental monitoring and sampling, and other technical and reporting activities are of the highest achievable quality.

Quench Tank— A water-filled tank used to cool incinerator residues or hot materials during industrial processes.