ADaPT (Automated Data Processing Tool) is a Microsoft Access application used by the Division of Waste Management (DWM)
to evaluate analytical chemistry data from soil and water 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
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.
requires Microsoft Office Access version 2003, 2007, or 2010. The latest version of ADaPT (last updated 09/05/2012) is
freely available for download
ADaPT Installation Instructions
detail the initial installation and update of ADaPT, or you can refer to the “How to update ADaPT” section in either
the ADaPT User Guide or the
for alternative procedures and details. For a complete list of modifications and enhancements to each version of ADaPT,
refer to our
The following are links to files and resources applicable to all program areas within the DWM.
ADaPT Error Check Guidance
Division of Waste Management Master Library
(last updated 04/02/2013) The library contains DWM appropriate analytical methods for matrices and analytes, method
required QC elements, and method specific QC element control limits. Please review our
DWM Library Additions document
for details on the procedure for adding appropriate methods and analytes to the library. Refer to the
DWM Library History
for a complete list of library modifications and additions.
Division of Waste Management Valid Values
(last updated 04/02/2013) Valid values are used to validate data and identify methods, matrices, unique Client Analyte IDs, analyte names
and QC elements specified in the DWM library, and also contains all DWM Project Numbers (site/facility IDs) and Project Names (site/facility
names), and all Florida Department of Health NELAC certified laboratories and sample preparation methods. To update the valid values, right
click the link and save to local drive.
Project Number (Site ID/Facility ID) Lookup by Program Area
This tool can help you locate the correct ID number for your Waste Cleanup or Petroleum Cleanup site.
Subscribe to the
to automatically receive notifications on updates to ADaPT and the DWM Library. All ADaPT users should sign up for this list serve
to 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.
The DWM is comprised of three bureaus: the Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems, the Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste, and
the Bureau of Waste Cleanup. Although there are many components of ADaPT that are applicable to the entire DWM, each bureau has
its own requirements for submittal of ADaPT deliverables. Specific program requirements and user guides for each bureau are