The Bureau of Quality Assurance (BQA) was formed in 2003 to bring together existing Quality Assurance (QA) functions within the Division of Air Resources. We are using existing QA Programs in ambient monitoring as a model and point of departure, for new QA Programs. We have developed QA systems for permitting and compliance activities, and are developing QA systems for emission statements.
The goal of BQA is to report on how well Division of Air Resources Program elements are performed relative to established procedures, regulations, and laws. These reports will provide the basis for determining what, if any, corrective actions need to be instituted.