DOE Analytical Services Program (ASP)
Welcome to the Department of Energy's Analytical Services Program (ASP) web site.
The ASP is a corporate Departmental program, crossing all Departmental program line
organizations and assuring DOE managers, workers and the public that the data results
acquired from analytical environmental laboratories are valid, reliable and defensible,
and that treatment and disposal of DOE low-level radioactive and mixed waste is
accomplished in accordance with all applicable regulations and in a manner protective
of human health and the environment.
The ASP has three component elements: the Department of Energy's Consolidated Audit
Program (DOECAP), the Mixed Analyte Performance Evaluation Program (MAPEP), and
the development of software toolkits to support field environmental sampling and
enhance environmental decision-making, and accompanying field training of the software
packages. The ownership of the ASP resides within the Department's Office of Health,
Safety and Security, Office of Corporate Safety Analysis, Office of Corporate Safety
Programs. This web site is designed to share information on the purpose, process,
and results of the ASP.
Ever wonder how the DOECAP has reduced the number of annual audits of commercial
analytical environmental laboratories, and waste treatment, storage and disposal
facilities by eliminating over 100 independent field audits at a cost savings to
the taxpayer of over $4.0 million? The MAPEP has over one hundred domestic participating
environmental laboratories, and nearly thirty international laboratories involved
in quality assurance proficiency testing and evaluation to assure the quality of
analytical data reported to the Department's field sites. Software is being developed
to better plan and design environmental field sampling and improve upon environmental
decision-making. Training is scheduled at various Department field sites to roll
out the new software toolkits.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.
George E. Detsis
Manager, Analytical Services Program
U.S. Department of Energy
HS-31, GTN, 270CC
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585-0270