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Appendix A                                                                                                 Pre-Audit Checklist

Pre-Audit Preparation Checklist

1.  Electronic Data Review

a.  Quarterly Feedback Reports

Review ETS feedback report.  Download from the EPA mainframe (if you have access rights) or you can request a copy of the feedback from your CAMD contact.  Also obtain a copy of the MDC feedback report available from your CAMD contact.

b.  Using MDC Software

1.

Print out a copy of Monitoring Plan from the MDC software to bring with you to the plant.

2.

Generate and review MDC QA test evaluation reports.  Also look for repeated QA tests during a quarter.

3.

Print out a copy of electronic RATA and linearity reports for comparison with on-site hard copy data.

4.

Review exemption and grace period reports.

5.

Review reports of recertification events and, if submitted, of missing data events.

6.

Use MDC Hourly to check hourly calculations and missing data periods.

7.

Use MDC Hourly graphing functions to chart emission trends for comparison to monitor spans, and for unusual data trends (abrupt changes or constant emission rate).

2.  Hard Copy File Review  

a.

Review correspondence, petitions, and previous audit/inspection reports.

b.

If available, compare hard copy linearity test and RATA reports to the electronic reports in MDC.  Also review the hard copy RATA test report with a focus on reference method documentation that can not be checked electronically with MDC.

c.

Check that the unit has the required Acid Rain or operating permit.

Part 75 Field Audit Manual – July 16, 2003                                                                                                         Page A-1

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