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ADaPT (Automated Data Processing Tool) 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

  • ADaPT_9_0_11_Consultant_FinalReleaseInstallPackage.zip [70.2 MB]
  • Download and read the installation instructions
  • 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 will also 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 (last 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 document - Provides details on the procedure for adding appropriate methods and analytes to the library.
  • DWM Library History - Provides a complete list of library modifications and additions.
  • Division of Waste Management Valid Values (last updated 06/16/2016) - 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.

Reference documentation

  • 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 FDEP 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 Error Check Guidance
  • ADaPT Version History

Training and information resources

  • 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 Video provides a brief introduction of EDD processing.
  • 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:
    Clark Moore, Operational and Program Performance

Program-specific Resources

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

Program Area FTP Email
HW - Hazardous Waste -- Submit by mail to project manager
PR - Petroleum Restoration PRP FTP Site* PRP.ADaPT@dep.state.fl.us
For communication only; do not submit EDDs via email
SW - Solid Waste SW FTP Site AdaPT.EDDs.and.Reports@dep.state.fl.us
WC - Waste Cleanup WC FTP Site Submit by mail to project manager

*Note: During processing, there is a time when submitted ADaPT EDDs are no longer visible on the PRP FTP site and also are not accessible in Oculus. After the initial submission to the PRP FTP site is complete, please do not resubmit ADaPT EDDs unless contacted and asked to do so by the ADaPT Coordinator. Inquiries about processing status may be directed to PRP.ADaPT@dep.state.fl.us or 850-245-8961.

Permitting and Compliance Assistance

Petroleum Restoration

Waste Cleanup

Last updated: September 13, 2017


Division of Waste Management #850-245-8705 MS #4500
2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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