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ADaPT-Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Solid and Hazardous Waste sections require the submittal of ADaPT Electronic Data Deliverables (EDD) for all groundwater monitoring data. The following links to software, guidance documents, table updates, and related information will be helpful in implementing ADaPT.

The ADaPT software requires Microsoft Office Access version 2007 or 2010 (32-bit only). The newest version of the ADaPT software (version 8.0.03) does NOT have an Install Shield installation. Installation is accomplished by replacing the existing ADaPT 6.4 ADaPTModule.mdb file. Please refer to the ADaPT 8.0 Update Instructions for details.

In order to install ADaPT 8.0.03, you must first have ADaPT 6.4 installed on your computer. If you do not have ADaPT 6.4 installed, please refer to our ADaPT 6.4 Installation Instructions. For a complete list of modifications and enhancements to each version of ADaPT, refer to our ADaPT-Version History document.

The following are links to files and resources applicable to the Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program:


ADaPT Error Check Guidance

The ADaPT Training Video provides a brief introduction of EDD processing. For more detailed information view the ADaPT Users Guide or the ADaPT FAQ.

The ADaPT 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 the WACS (Water Assurance and Compliance Systems) database. The ADaPT Users Guide also includes reference information along with responsibilities and uses of ADaPT by labs, consultants, permittees, and DEP staff.

Division of Waste Management Master Library (last updated 08/19/2014) 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 08/19/2014) 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.

WACS Solid and Hazardous Waste Testsite Inventory (Right click and save to local drive.)

The ADaPT Field EDD Utility is provided as a tool to help create corresponding ADaPT Field EDDs for ADaPT Lab EDDs submitted to the SW, HW, and UIC programs when importing into the WACS Oracle database. This tool can help you create new Field EDDs, retrieve required information from imported Lab EDDs, or modify existing Field EDDs. After the Field EDD is created, you can perform a data integrity check and export the properly named Field EDD. Context sensitive help screens are available to guide the user through the process.

The Field EDD Worksheet.xls is provided as a tool that can be used for manually creating field EDDs and contains drop down menus and mouse-over messages helpful in populating each data field. Please refer to the instructions on how to produce a field EDD using this spreadsheet.

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ADaPT Training Opportunities provided by LDC (Laboratory Data Consultants)
This is provided for informational purposes only, no mandatory third party ADaPT training is required to use ADaPT, but some may find it helpful.

The following are DEP correspondence letters and Florida Specifier articles concerning the Department’s implementation of the ADaPT software:

  Solid Waste Program information   Hazardous Waste Program Information

Last updated: August 19, 2014

Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8707 MS #4565


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

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