ADaPT is a Microsoft Access application used by the Division of Waste Management (DWM) to evaluate analytical chemistry data from water, soil and air samples. It checks for the completeness of data using method specific Quality Control (QC) elements specified in the DWM library, and then further evaluates the data. For example, ADaPT evaluates all QC data reporting, all QC that falls outside specific QC limits, and compares all lab quality control accuracy and precision information reported in the Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) against the criteria established in the DWM library. Further, it evaluates holding times and looks for contamination in the samples collected for field, equipment and trip blanks.
If QC problems (outliers) exist, and the laboratory has not assigned or has incorrectly assigned the appropriate qualifiers, then ADaPT will add the necessary qualifiers to the associated sample results.
The following information and resources are applicable to all program areas within the DWM.
Download and Install the Latest Version of the ADaPT Software
The ADaPT software requires Microsoft Office Access version 2007, 2010 (32-bit only) or 2013 (32-bit only).
ADaPT 9.0.11 will run under an update to MS Access 2016 (32-bit only); ADaPT also will install under MS Access 2016 (32 bit only). Please see the Notes on page one of the ADaPT 9.0.11 installation instructions for details.
DWM ADaPT Library of Analytical Methods and Valid Values
Division of Waste Management Master Library (updated 08/29/2017) - The library contains DWM appropriate analytical methods for matrices and analytes, method required QC elements, and method specific QC element control limits.
DWM Library Additions - Provides details on the procedure for adding appropriate methods and analytes to the library.
ADaPT DWM User Guide
- Contains information on how to install ADaPT, import data, check the data for completeness (and error check), evaluate data QC, evaluate the data against various standards and criteria, and prepare the data for export to upload to DEP Oracle Databases including REDD and WACS. The ADaPT Users Guide also includes reference information along with responsibilities and uses of ADaPT by labs, consultants, permittees and DEP staff.
ADaPT-L Listserv - All ADaPT users should sign up for this list serve to automatically receive notifications on updates to ADaPT and the DWM Library and stay up-to-date on any issues and changes. Notifications will direct you to the ADaPT homepage so you can download new versions of ADaPT and/or changes to the DWM Library.
ADaPT Training Opportunities are available from LDC (Laboratory Data Consultants). This link is provided for informational purposes only. No mandatory third-party ADaPT training is required to use ADaPT, but some may find it helpful.
For technical assistance with ADaPT software installation or troubleshooting, please contact:
The DWM is comprised of three program areas: Permitting and Compliance Assistance, Petroleum Restoration and Waste Cleanup. Although there are many components of ADaPT that are applicable to the entire DWM, each program has its own requirements for submittal of ADaPT deliverables. Specific detailed requirements are given in the appropriate section of the ADaPT DWM User Guide referenced above. Additional program-specific resources are provided below.
How to Submit ADaPT EDDs to Specific Program Areas in the Division of Waste Management
Petroleum Restoration Program ADaPT Requirements – The guidance on preparation and submittal of EDDs to comply with the Petroleum Restoration Program requirements is described in the ADaPT DWM user guide which is a working copy and subject to change.
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