The Energy and Environment Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is in the process of revising the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ASQ E4-1994 standard. The standard covers specific requirements for a quality system to help organizations formulate policies and procedures to plan and implement quality management practices for environmental programs.
The standard is applicable to any organization wishing to:
- Implement, maintain and improve a quality system for environmental programs;
- Specify quality requirements when contracting for work;
- Assure itself of its conformance with its stated quality policy and;
- Demonstrate conformance.
All of the standard's require-ments are intended to be incorporated into quality systems sup- porting programs involving environmental data and environmental technology.