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The Source Testing Accreditation Council (STAC) administers the ASTM D7036 accreditation program, provides resources to help firms obtain this accreditation, and maintains a list of firms who have achieved this important credential. http://betterdata.org/

The Source Evaluation Society (SES) is an industry group for advancing the applied sciences relating to air pollution source evaluation. SES administers the Qualified Source Testing Individual (QSTI) and Qualified Source Testing Observer (QSTO) certification programs. These certifications are divided into four discipline-specific examinations, which require reexamination every five years. SES also hosts the premier annual education conference for the source testing industry, the Stationary Source Sampling and Analysis for Air Pollutants (SSSAAP) conference. http://www.sesnews.org/

The NELAC (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Council) Institute is an independent authority on accrediting bodies for environmental laboratories, environmental field activities and stationary source testing firms. www.nelac-institute.org

Learning organizations are described as "a group of people working together to collectively enhance their capacities to create results they really care about." Firms that have active, engaged quality management systems will display the traits of a Learning Organization. According to Peter Senge of the MIT Sloan School of Business, a learning organization displays five key disciplines:

  • Systems thinking (systems of relationships)
  • Personal development and mastery
  • Connecting individual mental models of the business
  • Shared vision of the organization
  • Team learning

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_Organizations_(Peter_Senge)

National Compliance Management Service, Inc. (NCMS) assists oil & gas operators with contractor pre-qualification for DOT and other alcohol & drug testing requirements.
http://www.nationalcompliance.com/

The US EPA Technology Transfer Network / Emissions Measurement Center is a library of reference emissions testing methods that serve as the authoritative guides to perform stationary source emissions tests. www.epa.gov/ttn/emc/

Environmental-Expert is a global listing service for equipment vendors and service providers in the environmental field. Users can search by company name or by a convenient list of categories and keywords. www.environmental-expert.com/index.aspx

The EPA Student Guide to Principles and Practices of Air Pollution Control is a broad-based educational reference covering the scope of air pollution science and regulation. Chapter 7 specifically addresses "Measurement of Pollutant Emissions." www.4cleanair.org/apti/452combined.pdf

Convert for Windows is a free and easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions. joshmadison.com/convert-for-windows/

The Engineering Toolbox is an online set of resources, tools and basic information for engineering and design of technical applications. Engineering Toolbox

EPA Quick Reference of Acronyms; Conversion Factors; Numerical Constants, Symbols and Units of Measurement.  http://www.apti-learn.net/lms/content/epa/courses/re_100/reference.html

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