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Certifications/QA Checks


Certification indicates that the dredge plant is equipped with instrumentation which meets the minimum standards for data collection for the DQM Program; that the contractor has demonstrated that personnel are available with the expertise to maintain the instrumentation; that the contractor has the equipment to calibrate the required sensors and transmit data; and that the contractor has documented pertinent information regarding the specified instrumentation system.

Certifications are coordinated by the contractor directly with the DQM Support Team and local authorities according to the SOPs for the following:

Certifications are based on an on-site inspection by DQM support Team Personnel consisting of the following:

  • A series of data quality checks for Hoppers and Scows: ( Hopper, Scow, Pipeline)
  • Verification of data acquisition and transfer
  • Review of the Dredge Plant Instrumentation Plan (DPIP): (HopperScowPipeline)

Certification is good for one year from the date of issuance; interim re-certification is required if there is any yard work which produces modification to displacement, hopper volume, or sensor type or location.