THE SURVEY FORM AND RESULTS
This survey was suggested by a GSI member who was interested in conformance testing trends for the various geosynthetics used for landfill liner and cover systems. Since CQA organizations hold their specific procedures and practices proprietary, the various state environmental agencies were the targeted group from which to request the basic minimum of required testing information. A survey form was sent to environmental agency personnel in all fifty states. It was kept as simple as possible so as to solicit the maximum amount of responses. That said, many instances required follow-up internet searches to obtain the appropriate information.
Eventually, fourty-three (43) state agency personnel responded and the authors express a sincere gratitude to them in this regard. The results of the survey are given in the Table 1 following.