2012 Environmental Monitoring and Data Quality Workshop

La Jolla, California
Monday, March 26, 2012

Thank You for Attending the 2012 EMDQ Workshop!

  • Click here (and scroll down) to download presentations for the Training Sessions on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Click here (and scroll down) to download the presentations from the Technical Sessions held Wednesday and Thursday.
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Technical Presentations for the 2012 EMDQ Workshop. Click the title of the presentation to download .pdf of the file.
Wednesday, March 28
Technical Session 1:  DoD Emerging Contaminants
SERDP and ESTCP Investments in Innovative Approaches for the Treatment of Emerging Contaminants; Deanne Rider, HydroGeologic, Inc.
Air Force Perchlorate Data Collection and Reporting to Fulfill Emerging & Future Requirements; Rick. D. Cox, URS
Quantitative Passive Diffusive-Adsorptive Sampling Techniques for Long-Term Monitoring of Soil Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air; Todd McAlary, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
A Review of the Challenges for Environmental Analytical Laboratories; Douglas Weir, TestAmerica Laboratories

Technical Session 2:  Quality Systems for Environmental Monitoring
Department of Energy's Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP) — Laboratory Audits; George Detsis, DOE
Activities of The NELAC Institute in Improving Data Quality; Jerry Parr, TNI
Common Problems Observed in UFP QAPPs; Kim Whitlock, TechLaw, Inc.
Use of a Tiered Approach for Sampling and Analysis Plans; Jon Tucker, NAVFAC Atlantic
Technical Session 3:  Data Management
Implementation and Application of Cloud Computing Environmental Data Management for Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dr. Sean Sandborgh, Locus Technologies 
The Environmental Professional’s Guide to DoD Emerging Contaminants Laboratory Data Assessment and Usability; Nanny Bosch, Laboratory Data Consultants, Inc. (LDC)
Where Were You in 1996? Fifteen Years of Web-Based Data Collection and Management at Tooele Army Depot; Suzan Hughes, Synectics
Thursday, March 29
Technical Session 4:  Field Sampling
SafePort™ — Miniaturized Sensing Platform Transitioning Novel Environmental Sensors from Laboratory to Field; Imee Arcibal, US Army, ERDC-CERL 
Quantitative Leak Testing For Soil Gas Wells Using A Commercially Available Helium Tracer Shroud; Dr. Bruce Godfrey & Stefan D’Angona, Curtis & Tompkins Laboratories
Conventional versus the Proposed Paradigm for Incremental Sampling of Soils at Military Ranges; Thomas Georgian, USACE 
National Environmental Field Activities Program Process; Justin Brown, Environmental Monitoring Technologies and Marlene Moore, Advanced Systems
Technical Session 5:  Inorganic Analysis
Proposed Field Sampling and Sample Preparation Changes for Soils Containing Metallic Residues; Jay Clausen, USACE 
Quantitation and Ratio Determination of Uranium Isotopes in Water and Soil Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS); David Kurk, USAIPH
Opening the Black Box On Analytical Chemistry: Insights Into Interferences, Corrections, and Data Quality; Dr. Anthony Bednar, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
Technical Session 6:  Laboratory Analysis
Application of an Analytical Technique for Determining Alkyl PAHs, Saturated Hydrocarbons and Geochemical Biomarkers in Water, Soil and Tissue; Charles Neslund, Lancaster Laboratories, Inc. 
An Expanded List of PAHs by HRMS; Edmond McNeil, Maxxam
Debate of DFTPP and BFB versus SIM Tuning; Dr. Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Accutest Laboratories 
Arsenic Speciation Methods; Dr. Samir Mansy, Prudent Technologies, Inc.
Technical Session 7: Quality Systems Manual
Mixed Analyte Performance Evaluation Program and its Significance for the Environmental Sample Analysis; Anita Bhatt, DOE 
Procedures, Requirements, and Challenges Associated with Analysis of Environmental Samples for Chemical Warfare Material (CWM); John Schwarz, EML ECBC
Can You be Certain?; Robert P. DiRienzo, ALS Environmental 
LCS Control Limits, A Modest Proposal; Dr. William Batschelet, US EPA

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Payment Instructions

  • There is a one-time registration fee of $300, payable online by credit card, to attend this workshop. This fee applies if you attend one day, or the entire workshop. After March 11, 2012, the fee will increase to $350. To ensure accurate registration, your payment must be received prior to the start of the Workshop. No refunds will be provided after March 2, 2012.
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