2010 Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop

Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, April 12, 2010

 .pdf files of the Wednesday techincal presentations are posted. 
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2010 Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop
Monday, April 12, 2010 8:00 AM -
Friday, April 16, 2010 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
United States

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The DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW) is pleased to announce the 7th annual DoD Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop. This Workshop is open to all interested members of the environmental community involved with DoD sites or projects including representatives from the services, other federal agencies, state, local, and tribal governments, academia, and the private sector. It will include technical training sessions, technical presentations, a Q&A Forum, component meetings, a plenary session featuring distinguished speakers, an update on the DoD ELAP, an informal poster session, and networking opportunities with members of the environmental community.  Click on the Agenda tab for an overview of the Workshop. Click on the Training tab to see descriptions of the training sessions. 

Following two days of training sessions, the 2010 EMDQ Workshop will commence with the Opening Plenary, starting at 8:00 am on April 14.  Several distinguished keynote speakers will provide insight on environmental regulation as well as DoD's working relationship with the environmental community.  Mr. Edward Hartzog will also provide an update and status report on DoD's ELAP program.  Speakers include:

Mr. Edward B. Hartzog, Chair, DoD Environmental Data Quality Workgroup (EDQW)and Director, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Laboratory Quality and Accreditation Office (LQAO). Edward (Ed) B. Hartzog is the Chair of the DoD EDQW, which includes representatives from all of the DoD Components, and develops and recommends DoD policy with respect to environmental sampling and testing operations. Mr. Hartzog represents the DoD on the Intergovernmental Data Quality Task Force (IDQTF) composed of representatives from the OSWER, EPA QA Staff, EPA Regions, DOE and DoD.  Mr. Hartzog serves as the DoD liaison to the Board of Directors of The NELAC Institute, (TNI). Mr. Hartzog is also the Director of the NAVSEA Laboratory Quality and Accreditation Office (LQAO).  The LQAO serves as the Center of Expertise for the Naval Sea System Command on issues involving materials testing and environmental sciences. Mr. Hartzog has been with the Navy for over 30 years and prior to assuming his current position, he served as Deputy Director of the LQAO and Director of the Environmental Laboratory at the Charleston Naval Shipyard.

Mr. James B. Balocki, Chief, Environmental Community of Practice, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Balocki was selected to the Senior Executive Service in July 2009. He is currently serving as the Chief, Environmental Community of Practice, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. He oversees the Army Corps of Engineers worldwide environmental mission and responsibilities, and a team of professionals who enable its military and civil works missions. The Corps’ environmental program provides technical management, design and execution of a full range of sustainability, cleanup, restoration and protection activities. Mr. Balocki provides a multi-skilled workforce of approximately 6,000 environmental professionals who develop and deliver solutions and provide advice to the Corps of Engineer’s 9 Divisions and 41 Districts worldwide in support of the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and other Federal agencies. Mr. Balocki also serves as Chief of a Regional Integration Team, the Headquarters link to the Southwest Regional Business Center overseeing all mission and support in that geographic area and addressing issues associated with the full range of Corps’ work in the region.

Mr. Jeff Worthington, Director of Quality for the USEPA Office of Environmental Information.  Mr. Worthington served as the Director of Quality USEPA ORD National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) and as the Director of Quality Assurance for TechLaw, Inc.  He is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Manager and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor.  Mr. Worthington is a Fellow of the ASQ, a founding member of the Government Division, Past-Chair of the ASQ Energy & Environment Division, and a member of the ASQ Division Affairs Council.  He also is a founding member and past Director of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ).  Mr. Worthington served as Editorial Board member for Quality Assurance, Science, and the Law, the Journal of  Environmental Forensics, Environmental Laboratory magazine, and Environmental Testing and Analysis magazine.  

Colonel Keith A. Landry, Commander, Louisville District. Col. Landry received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in 1985 after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. with a degree in Civil Engineering.  His civilian education also includes an Executive Master of Business Administration from Benedictine College, a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia. Col. Landry has completed five overseas tours in Hawaii, Germany, the Republic of Korea and Iraq as well as three combat tours of duty with the 3rd Armored Division during Operation Desert Storm and the 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In between tactical assignments, Col. Landry taught engineering, mathematics and military leadership courses during two tours of duty at the United States Military Academy.





Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fee
    There is a one-time registration fee of $250 to attend this workshop.
    No refunds will be provided after March 5, 2010.

    If you are an Army Corps of Engineers employee and planning to fill out training form SF 182, your training office will need to enter the vendor name and address listed below into the CEFMS database.   Note: Each Corps district maintains its own CEFMS database and will need to add the vendor name and address independently.

    Vendor Name: GeoLogics Corporation
    Vendor Address: 5285 Shawnee Road, Ste 300, Alexandria, VA 22312
    Tax ID #: 52-1638914

    If you are a Corps employee (only) and have questions regarding form SF 182 or the CEFMS database, please contact Mr. Kevin H. Coats, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 402-697-2563 or kevin.h.coats@usace.army.mil

    If you need a hard copy of the registration information for travel planning purposes, please contact GeoLogics at
    EMDQWorkshop@geologics.com. This form cannot be used to register for the Workshop. This online registration web site is the only way to register and pay for the workshop.

EMDQ Workshop • April 12 –16, 2010 • Louisville, KY • emdqworkshop@geologics.com

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