NEMC 2014 Technical Program

NEMC 2014 featured over 160 presentations and posters. A keynote address on a major topic kicked-off the start of each day. Presentations, abstracts, and speaker biographies for each of the presentations are posted on this site, as they become available.

The Forum on Laboratory Accreditation

The Forum on Laboratory Accreditation (the Forum) held concurrently with NEMC, is the principal conference for addressing policy and technical issues affecting the accreditation of environmental laboratories in addition to field sampling and measurement organizations. The Forum features open public meetings of all TNI committees to allow quality professionals, chemists, analysts, microbiologists, engineers, and managers from federal and state agencies; commercial, municipal, state and federal laboratories; and many others who are actively involved and interested in laboratory accreditation issues to review what has been done and participate in the efforts to establish a national program for environmental laboratories and field sampling and measurement organizations. Details for the Forum meetings can be found at www.nelac-institute.org.

 

Monday, August 4

Keynote Address

8:15 What The Dog Knows: Innovating for Outputs, Outcomes, & Impact
Mark Ruefenfacht, Founder, Dogs4Diabetics

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Forum Meetings 9:00-12:00
  • Information Technology Committee
  • Chemistry Expert Committee

NEMC Concurrent Sessions

Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
Session Chair: Danny Reible, Texas Tech University; Bob Wyeth, Independent Consultant
9:00 Comparison of Conventional Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), Automated-online SPE and Large Volume Injection (LVI) for Analysis of Emerging Organic Contaminants in Water
Tarun Anumol, University of Arizona
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9:30 Implementation of Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Fibers for In-situ Performance Evaluation of Remediation Efforts at Contaminated Sediment Sites
Courtney Thomas, The University of Texas at Austin
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10:30 DGT as a Field Sampling Tool for Porewater Mercury and Methylmercury
Paul Bireta, University of Texas at Austin
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11:00 Multidimensional Chromatographic Techniques for Monitoring and Characterization of Environmental Samples
Eduardo Mateus, New University of Lisbon-FCT
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11:30 GC-QToF Analysis of Taste and Odor Compounds & Disinfection Byproducts in Water
Sheena Young, University of Arizona
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High Performance Liquid Chromatography in Environmental Monitoring
Session Chair: Brad Barrett, AB Sciex; David Kennedy, Phenomenex
9:00 LC-MS/MS in Environmental Monitoring: An Overview of Emerging Contaminants
Sue Richardson, JM Palms Center for Graduate Science Research - University of South Carolina
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9:25 Current U.S. EPA Method Development for Drinking Water by LC-MS/MS
William Adams, CB&I Federal Services
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9:50 Current Method Development Activities (Commercial Lab Perspective)
Andy Eaton, Eurofins Eaton Analytical
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10:30 LC-MS/MS in Environmental Monitoring: The Instrument Company Perspective
Paul Winkler, AB Sciex
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11:00 Emerging Liquid Chromatographic Technologies for Environmental Monitoring
Milton Lee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department of Statistics - Brigham Young University
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11:30 Panel Discussion - HPLC in Environmental Monitoring
Andre Schreiber, AB Sciex, Inc.

Laboratory Accreditation
Session Chair: Matt Sica, ANSI/ASQ Nat’l Accreditation Board
9:00 Successes and Failures along a 32-Month Path to NELAP Accreditation: Lessons in Preparation, Delegation, and Perseverance
Charles Lytle, City of Portland (OR) Water Pollution Control Laboratory
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9:30 Use of Third-party Accreditation to Assess Regulatory Compliance
Scott Siders, Illinois EPA
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10:30 A NELAP Accreditation Body's First-year Experience Using Contract Assessors - Lessons Learned in Florida
Stephen Arms, Florida DOH ELCP
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11:00 NELAP’s Non-governmental Accreditation Body Recognition Process – Perspectives of an NGAB
Randall Querry, A2LA
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11:30 Lessons for all from the California Experience
William Ray, William Ray Consulting, LLC
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David Kennedy 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided
Lunch Address: The Future of Analytical Instrumentation

Dave Kennedy, PHENOMENEX

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Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board Meeting

EPA’s Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) will meet from 1:00 - 5:00 on Monday, August 4. ELAB is managed in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to solicit consensus advice on issues such as:

  • Enhancing EPA’s measurement programs; and
  • Facilitating the operation and expansion of a national environmental laboratory accreditation program.

All ELAB meetings are open to the public.



Forum Meetings 1:00-5:00
  • Proficiency Testing Program Executive Committee

NEMC Concurrent Sessions

Advanced Topics in GC and GC/MS
Session Chair: Mark Bruce, TestAmerica
1:00 Recent Advances to Ensure Simple, Leak Free GC Column Connections
Ken Lynam, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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1:30 Standard Methods and Approaches for the Use of Passive Samplers in Assessment and Management of Contaminated Sediment
Susan Kane Driscoll, Exponent Inc.
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2:00 Chemical Marker Strategy for Evaluating Future Contamination at a Wood Preserving Facility
James Mc Ateer, QA/QC Solutions, LLC
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2:30 Bias of Organochlorine Pesticide Data: A Comparison of Analyses by GC/ECD vs. HRGC/MS/MS
James McAteer, QA/QC Solutions, LLC
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3:30 Large Volume Injection (LVI) for GC: Dos; Don’ts; Whys; Won’ts
Robert Brown, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
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4:00 Developing Large Volume Injection in Split / Splitless Inlets
Philip Koerner, Phenomenex
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4:30 Using Concurrent Solvent Recondensation - Large Volume Splitless Injection (CSR-LVSI) to Perform Trace Analysis of Non Targeted Emerging Contaminants
Christopher Rattray, Restek

Advances in Sample Preparation and Clean-up
Session Chair: Michael Flournoy, Eurofins US; Zoe Grosser, Horizon Technology
1:00 Concentration of Samples Complying to US EPA 8270
Jeff Reid, Buchi Corporation
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1:30 QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, Safe) Water Slurry Preparation Method for Measuring PCBs in Soil and Sediments
Charles Lytle, City of Portland (OR) Water Pollution Control Laboratory
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2:00 The Application of Solid Phase Microextraction to Non-routine Environmental Testing
Katherine Stenerson, Sigma-Aldrich/Supelco
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2:30 Using Pressurized Fluid Extraction and Multi-column Clean-up for the Analysis of POPs in Human Serum and Breast Milk
Ruud Addink, Fluid Management Systems
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3:30 Automated Low Background Solid Phase Extraction System for Perfluorinated Compounds from Water
Lawrence Kramer, Fluid Management Systems
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4:00 The Development of a Generic Protocol for the Use of Solid Phase Extraction for the Analysis of Aqueous Samples
Philip Bassignani, Fluid Management Systems
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4:30 Using Automated Solid Phase Extraction for Multi Cartridge Extractions and Extract Clean-up Procedures
Philip Bassignani, Toxic Reports, LLC
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Where We're Going Next in Air
Session Chair: George Lucier. Battelle Memorial Institute
1:00 Environmental Air Monitoring by TD/GC-TOF MS with Variable-energy Ionisation
Nicola Watson, Markes International
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1:30 Performance of Laboratories Undertaking the Determination of Benzene in Air, as Codified in EPA Method TO-17: Results from the International AIR Proficiency Testing Scheme
Owen Butler, Health and Safety Laboratory
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2:00 Demystifying the Process of Calibrating Your Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography System Using Compressed Gas Standards
Jamie Brown, Supelco/Sigma-Aldrich
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2:30 Evaluating Performance for Measurement Systems Configured for TO-15 Toxic Organics in Ambient Air and Other Bulk Gases
Edward Bramston-Cook, Lotus Consulting
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3:30 Recoveries of 75 VOCs Over a 30 Day Period in Dry and Humid Conditions, While Stored Under Vacuum and Pressure in Various Canister Types
Jason Herrington, Restek
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4:00 A Platform for Air Quality Forecast
Fabio Ramos, National ICT Australia
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5:30 - 7:00

Opening Reception and Exposition

Tuesday, August 5

Keynote Address

8:15 19th Century Innovations for 21st Century Exposures: How Crayons, Paper, and Citizen-based Science Can Revolutionize Our Field
John Volckens, Associate Professor, Colorado State University

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Forum Meetings 9:00-12:00
  • Assessment Forum
  • Microbiology Expert Committee
  • Proficiency Testing Expert Committee

NEMC Concurrent Sessions


DOD LCS Study
Session Chair: Jordan Adelson and Janice Willey, US Navy
9:00 DOD/DOE Environmental Data Quality Workgroup LCS Control Limit Study - Part 1. Overview of LCS: Laboratory Control Sample (LCS) Study Overview
Fred McLean, NAVSEA LQAO
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9:30 DOD/DOE Environmental Data Quality Workgroup LCS Control Limit Study - Part 2. Statistics: Data Analysis for the 2013 Laboratory Control Sample (LCS) Control Limits Study
Kelly Black, Neptune and Company, Inc.
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10:30 DOD/DOE Environmental Data Quality Workgroup LCS Control Limit Study - Part 3. AB Perspective: Implementation and Assessment of LCS Control Limits
Chris Gunning, A2LA
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11:00 DOD/DOE Environmental Data Quality Workgroup LCS Control Limit Study - Part 4. Laboratory Perspective: Laboratory Control Sample Control Limits Study - Laboratory Perspectives
Chuck Stoner, US Army Public Health Command/Army Institute of Public Health
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11:30 DOD/DOE Environmental Data Quality Workgroup LCS Control Limit Study - Part 5. Project Perspective: Systematic Project Planning and the LCS
Kari Meier, US Army Corp of Engineers
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Going Forward in Indoor Air
Session Chair: Deborah Gaynor, Phoenix Chemistry Services
9:00 NSF/UL 440 National Standard for Health Based Emissions
Jessica Evans, NSF International
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9:30 Passive Monitoring to Measure VOC's in the Workplace and Indoor Air
Laurence Locker, Advanced Chemical Sensors Co.
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11:00 Effects of Background Alcohols on the Analysis of Low Level Volatile Organic Compounds in Air by EPA Method TO-15 While Performing Vapor Intrusion Investigations
Andy Rezendes, Alpha Analytical, Inc.
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11:30 Submillimeter Wave Spectroscopic Sensor for Detection of Carbonyls and Other Gaseous Pollutants
Christopher Ball, Battelle
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LIMS Implementation
Session Chair: Robert Benz, BTLims

9:00 Evaluation and Specification for a Laboratory Information Management System: Developing the Bid Specifications for a Drinking Water and Wastewater Laboratory
Edward Askew, Askew Scientific
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9:30 Key Steps for a Successful LIMS Implementation
Elizabeth Turner, North Texas Municipal Water District
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10:30 Avoiding Common Six-pack LIMS Implementation Mistakes
David Riese, Promium L.L.C.
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11:00 Automated Level IV CLP-Like Data Package Reporting In a Paperless Laboratory Environment
Jerry Singh , Khemia Software, Inc.
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11:30 LIMS Implementation Project Hindsights: How to Avoid Pitfalls and Delays
Kathy Smith, Narragansett Bay Commission
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Jeff Rosen 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided
Lunch Address: Assessing the Impact of the Charleston, WV Freedom Industries Spill on the Public

Jeff Rosen, Corona Environmental Consulting

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Forum Meetings 1:00-5:00
  • Assessment Forum (Continued)
  • Proficiency Testing Expert Committee (Continued)
  • Field Activities Committee and NEFAP Executive Committee

NEMC Concurrent Sessions

Field Measurements, Sensors, and In-Situ Monitoring
Session Chair: Ron Williams, US EPA; Reza Karimi, Battelle Memorial Institute
1:00 Next Generation Air Monitoring: Sensors
Richard (Chet) Wayland, NEED
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1:30 The State of Sensor Technology and Air Quality Monitoring
Ron Williams, US Environmental Protection Agency
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2:00 Automated OSHA, NIOSH, and EPA Air Sampling with the eAir and Airview Software
Chris Domaradzki, United Chemists
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2:30 Organophosphonate Degradation Product Analysis via UHPLC-MS/MS by PHILIS Mobile Laboratory for High Throughput Emergency Response Field Operations
Julia Capri, CSS-Dynamac Corporation
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3:30 Evaluation of Small Sensor Technology for Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide during the DISCOVER-AQ Study
Rachelle Duvall, US Environmental Protection Agency
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4:00 Optimizing the Performance of Automated Monitoring Systems for Airborne Toxic Chemicals
Gary Sides, Battelle
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4:30 OAR Perspective on Air Sensors
Kristen Benedict, U.S. EPA - Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards / Office of Air and Radiation
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Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
Session Chair: Dave Speis, QC Laboratories
1:00 California’s Withdrawal From NELAP: Causes, Effect and Solution
Bruce Godfrey, Curtis & Tompkins Laboratories
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1:30 Evolution of EPA’s Commercial Laboratory Programs – Centralized Solutions in a Decentralized Agency
Sean Kolb, CSC
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2:00 Trials and Tribulations of Being a Mobile Laboratory – Methodologies and Accreditations
Kim Watson, Stone Environmental, Inc.
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2:30 Staffing and Complex Project Coordination
J.D. Gentry, ESC Lab Sciences
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3:30 Essential Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Microbiological Methods to Meet Federal Water Program Requirements
Patsy Root, IDEXX Labs, Inc.
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4:00 The Independent Laboratories Institute (ILI): Advancing Monitoring Science and Laboratory Productivity
David Kennedy, Phenomenex
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4:30 Green and Sustainable: An Approach for Environmental Labs
Judith Morgan, ESC Lab Sciences
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Topics in Drinking Water
Session Chair: Andy Eaton, Eaton Eurofins Analytical; Joe Romano, Waters Corporation
1:00 Implementing the Third Cycle of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR3)
Daniel Hautman, USEPA/OW/OGWDW/TSC
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1:30 Slicing and Dicing the UCMR3 Data
Andy Eaton, Eurofins Eaton Analytical
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2:00 Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Analysis in Bottled, Tap and Surface Water Using Two-dimensional Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (2D LC/MS/MS)
Claude Mallet, Waters Corporation
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2:30 Adverse Weather Related Impacts on Water Testing Laboratories and US EPA Water Laboratory Alliance Resources
Nina Hwang, US EPA
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3:30 Trace Level Analysis of (4-Methylcyclohexyl)methanol (MCHM) and Propylene Glycol Phenyl Ether (PPH) in Source and Finished Drinking Waters
Christopher Rattray, Restek
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4:00 Complete Automation of Solid Phase Extraction for EPA Drinking Water Method: A Comprehensive Solution
Philip Bassignani, Fluid Management Systems
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4:30 Rapid Analysis of Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Using Automated Solid Phase Extraction and LC/MS/MS
Lawrence Kramer, Fluid Management Systems
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5:30 - 7:00

Innovative New Technology Showcase

General Session: The Future of Environmental Measurement and Monitoring

8:30 EPA Perspective
David Hindin, Senior Policy Director for Innovation, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, EPA

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David Hindin
9:15 NOAA Perspective
Dr. Richard Spinrad, Chief Scientist, NOAA

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Dr. Richard Spinrad
10:30 DOD Perspective
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, DoD

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John Conger
11:15 USGS Perspective
Bill Werkheiser, Acting Director for Water, USGS

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Bill Werkheiser

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch on Your Own

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Agilent Technologies logo
Free Lunch Seminar with Agilent Technologies

  • Advances in Elemental Analysis Technology for Environmental Testing Labs


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FMS logo
Free Lunch Seminar with FMS Corporation

  • Streamline your Sample Prep Process



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Waters Corporation logo
Free Lunch Seminar with Waters Corporation

  • Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (APGC-MS/MS) - an Alternative Analytical Tool for Chemical Warfare Agents, Explosives, and other Related Compounds in Environmental Matrices



Forum Meetings 1:00-5:00
  • Plan for Implementation of the 2015 TNI Standard
  • Mentor Session

NEMC Concurrent Sessions

Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring
Session Chair: Earl Hansen, The NELAC Institute; David Kennedy, Phenomenex
1:00 A New Paradigm for Distribution System Monitoring
Derek Walker, Hach Company
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1:30 Determination of Total Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Environmental Waters (By Using Alkaline Persulfate Digestion and Ion Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity Detection)
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
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2:00 A Novel Integrated Solution to On-line Nutrient Monitoring: The Next Generation in Water Quality and Watershed Management Tools
Cary Jackson, Hach Company
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2:30 Continuous Total Nitrogen Measurement in Aqueous Samples
William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
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3:30 Results of EPA’s Assessment of Fish Tissue from U.S. Rivers for Mercury and Persistent Organic Compounds with Implications for Aquatic Life and Human Health
John Wathen, U.S. EPA Office of Water
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4:00 Innovative Tools to Identify and Quantify Groundwater Seepage to Surface Water
John Renda, Anchor QEA LLC
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4:30 Total Organic Carbon and Its Future as a Regulatory Tool for Monitoring and Reporting
Cary Jackson, Hach Company
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Data Management
Session Chair: Christina Heigel, Trihydro Corporation
1:00 Data Management: A 30 Year Retrospective
Linda Bohannon, EcoChem, Inc.
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1:30 openUWEDAT – The Freedom to Process Any Environmental Observation in the Most Natural Way
Bojan Božić, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
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2:00 An Environmental Information Life Cycle: Managing Water Data from Collection to Public Understanding
Dwane Young, U.S. EPA Office of Water
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2:30 Challenges and Solutions with Managing Electronic Deliverables from Multiple Laboratories
Eric Strout, EcoChem, Inc.
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3:30 Where Do My EDDs Go?
Linda Blake, Trihydro Corporation
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4:00 New Shared Data Assessment and Management Services
Nazy Abousaeedi, CSC
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4:30 Integrated Reporting for Environmental Data Management
Scot Cocanour, Promium, L.L.C.
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Going Forward in Ambient Air
Session Chair: Nicola Watson, Markes International; Michael Flournoy, Eurofins US
1:00 Improving the Quality of Stationary Source Measurements
Maria Friedman, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.
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1:30 Environmental Air Monitoring Using Thermal Desorption Tubes
Richard Helmich, US Environmental Protection Agency - National Enforcement and Investigations Center
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2:00 Opacity Monitor QA/QC Procedure Revisions
David Ostaszewski, O'Brien & Gere
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2:30 Dramatically Lower Detection for Measurement of Non-methane Organic Compounds (NMOC) with Modified SCAQMD Method 25.3
Randall Bramston-Cook, Lotus Consulting
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3:30 Single Tube Sampling and Analysis of Volatile and Semi-volatile Organics in Air - The Cost Effective Green Solution
Roberta Provost, Pace Analytical Services
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4:00 Perimeter Air Monitoring - Using Data from an Integrated, Real-time Ambient Monitoring System to Better Manage Remedial or Construction Activities
Bruce Groves, Emilcott Associates Inc
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4:30 Advances in Telecommunications Implemented by US EPA's National Environmental Radiation Monitoring Program
Daniel Askren, US Environmental Protection Agency
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5:30 - 7:00 Reception

Thursday, August 7

Keynote Address

8:15 The Future of Environmental Monitoring
Raj Rajagopal, Professor of Geography, University of Iowa

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Forum Meetings 9:00-12:00
  • Conference Planning Committee
  • Non-Governmental Accreditation Body Working Group
  • Radiochemistry Expert Committee

NEMC Concurrent Sessions


Best Laboratory Practices for Reference Materials: Understanding CRMs
Session Chair: Steve Arpie, Absolute Standards; Pat Brumfield, RTC Sigma/Aldrich
9:00 Certified Reference Materials: Fact, Fiction, or Fantasy
Alan Nichols, Sigma-Aldrich/Supelco
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9:30 CRM's and How They Relate to ISO 17025 Accreditation Outcomes
Thomas Widera, ERA - A Waters Company
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10:30 The Role of Certified Reference Materials, Accreditations and Laboratory Cleanliness in the Reduction of Laboratory Error and Increased Accuracy
Patricia Atkins, SPEX CertiPrep
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11:00 What to Expect on CRM Certificates
Kelly Black, Neptune and Company, Inc.
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11:30 Relevance of Measurement Traceability Standards to Environmental Testing Laboratories (Including ISO/IEC 17025, Clauses 5.6.1-5.6.2)
Carl Kircher, Florida Department of Health
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Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Session Chair: Lem Walker, USEPA OW; William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
9:00 A New Approach to Demonstrating the Suitability of Analytical Techniques as Applied to Validation of Solid Phase Extraction as a Sample Preparation Technique
Shawn Kassner, Phenova
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9:30 New SPE Developments for "Greener" EPA Methods
Joseph Stefkovich, Xenosep Technologies
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10:30 Current and Future Applications of GCMS in the Environmental Laboratory
William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
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11:00 Really – A Revised MDL Procedure
Richard Burrows, TestAmerica
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11:30 Clean Water Act Methods Current Activities and the Path Forward
Adrian Hanley, USEPA - Office of Science and Technology
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Metals and Metals Speciation Analyses in Environmental Samples
Session Chair: Michelle Briscoe, Brooks-Rand Labs
9:00 Development and Evaluation of Method Guidance for the Analysis of Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater by ICP-CRC-MS
Preston Beasley, Southern Research Institute
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9:25 Potential Bias in Arsenic Species Results for Tissues by EPA Method 1632
Annie Carter, Brooks Rand Labs
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9:50 Stability of Inorganic Selenium and Chromium Species for Environmental Analysis
Ruth Wolf, U. S. Geological Survey
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10:30 Determination of Mercury Speciation in Fish Tissue with a Direct Mercury Analyzer
Benjamin Barst, INRS-ETE
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11:00 Validation of Diffusive Gradient in Thin-films (DGT) Technique for Mercury and Methylmercury Measurements in Natural Environments
Ariette Schierz, Texas Tech Univeristy, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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11:30 Improvement of a Cr(VI) Extraction Method for Chromite Ore Processing Residue-contaminated Materials
Ruth Wolf, U. S. Geological Survey
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Topics in Shale Gas Exploration and Production
Session Chair: Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Intertek; Ray Martrano, Seewald

9:00 Laboratory Sub-Sampling and Analysis for Methane in Water
June Black, PA Department of Environmental Protection - Bureau of Laboratories
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9:30 Naturally-occurring Radioactive Materials Associated with Unconventional Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas Extraction in the United States – Flowback Water Analysis and Field Investigations
Andew Nelson, University of Iowa
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10:30 Evaluation of Organic Contaminants Found in Materials Used for Well Construction
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
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11:00 Shale Gas Analyses, Are you Getting Unconventional Results?
Ammie Martin, Environmental Standards Inc
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11:30 Challenges in the Evolving Crude Oil Landscape from Shale Plays
Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Intertek - Commodities
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12:00 - 1:30

Lunch Provided



Forum Meetings 1:30-5:00
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Quality Systems Expert Committee
  • Radiochemistry Expert Committee

NEMC Concurrent Sessions

Best Laboratory Practices for Reference Materials: Practical Applications
Session Chair: Joe Konschnik, Restek Corporation; Matt Sica, ANSI/ASQ Nat’l Accreditation Board

1:00 Use of Reference Materials in the Accreditation Framework
Matthew Sica, ANSI ASQ National Accreditation Board ACLASS
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1:30 Transforming Laboratory Reference Materials into a “Standard Standards” Program
Mark Bruce, TestAmerica
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2:00 Development and Validation of Multi-organism/Multi-application Quantitative Coliform CRM
Ewart Morris, NSI Lab Solutions, Inc.
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2:30 Little Extraction Detail, Big Impact on Performance – A Case Study
Stephen Zeiner, Environmental Standards, Inc.
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3:30 Monitoring Quality of Wastewater and Storm Water Data-dealing with Multiple Permits, States, and Analytical Laboratories
John Flaherty, Corporate Environmental Solutions LLC
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4:00 The "Can Do" Approach Analytical Standards and Generating Valid Defensible Data
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
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Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Session Chair: Lem Walker, USEPA OW; William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
1:00 Method Development and Approval Process for New and Alternative Test Procedures
William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
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1:30 “Reagent Grade” Enzymes for Nitrate Determination
Ellen R Campbell, NECi (The Nitrate Elimination Co, Inc)
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2:00 Online Optical Monitoring of BOD/cBOD in Wastewater
Chris Russo, ZAPS Technologies Inc.
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2:30 Enhancing Laboratory Preparedness through Emergency Response Full-scale Exercises
Jennifer Scheller, CSC Science and Engineering
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3:30 Under Pressure: Monitoring, Controlling, and Assessing Groundwater Level Elevations in a Tidally Influenced Aquifer
Benjamin Johnson, Anchor QEA
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4:00 Analysis of Hexabromocyclododecane Diastereomers and Tetrabromobisphenol-A Using a Novel Method Combining Supercritical Fluid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Douglas Stevens, Waters Corporation
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4:30 Detection of Persistent Organic Pollutants Using Atmosheric Pressure Gas Chromatography and a Novel Acquisition Mode for Quadruple Time-of-Flight MS
Kenneth Rosnack, Waters Corporation
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Current Topics in Microbiology
Session Chair: Patsy Root, IDEXX Laboratories
1:00 Monitoring for Legionella in Building Water Systems: Best Practices and Role in Risk Assessments
Janet Stout, Special Pathogens Laboratory
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1:30 Widespread Molecular Detection of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 in Cold Water Taps across the United States
Maura Donohue, US EPA
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2:00 The Use of Defined Substrate Technology for the Detection of Total Coliforms, Fecal Coliforms and E.coli (Indicator Bacteria) for Reuse Water
Gil Dichter, IDEXX
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2:30 The P's and Q's of qPCR
Mark Citriglia, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
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3:30 Tips to Support Microbiological Proficiency Testing
Al Ramsay, ERA - A Waters Company
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4:00 Single Laboratory Verification of New Microbiological Methods
Colin Fricker, Analytical Services Inc
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4:30 Update to EPA Method 1623.1 for Detection of Cryptosporidium: Tips and Common Deficiencies in Preparation for Round Two of LT2 Testing
Debra Waller, NJDEP - Office of Quality Assurance
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Data Management
Session Chair: Christina Heigel, Trihydro Corporation
1:00 Efficiency of an Online Chain of Custody Service
Scot Cocanour, Promium
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1:30 DatAssess: Scalable Tools for Independent Electronic Data Review and Assessment
Sean Kolb, CSC
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2:00 Electronic Data Validation Using the EIM System
Tricia Walters, Locus Technologies
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2:30 Robust Statistical Approach to Analysis of Data Containing Non-detects
Babu Nott, Electric Power Research Institute
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3:30 Further Reviewing Legally Defensible
William Ray, William Ray Consulting, LLC
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4:00 Capturing the Flag – Leveraging Laboratory Measurements of Uncertainty to Accelerate Data Usability
Henry Leibovitz, CSC
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4:30 Using GIS to Communicate and Query Groundwater Monitoring Data
Linda Blake, Trihydro Corporation
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Monday-Tuesday
Session Chair: Stuart Nagourney, New Jersey DEP (retired)

A Case Against Using Internal Standards for EPA Method TO-15 Involving Toxic Compounds in Ambient Air (Poster)
Randall Bramston-Cook, Lotus Consulting
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Effect of Split Ratio on USEPA Method 8260 Compounds (Poster)
Anne Jurek, EST Analytical
New Method US EPA 625 with Solid Phase Extraction for Challenging Wastewaters (Poster)
Zoe Grosser, Horizon Technology Inc.
Naphthalene, Is Sorbent Really Better? (Poster)
Elizabeth Winger, Eurofins Calscience Inc.
Solid Phase Extraction of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water with Automated SPE Systems (Poster)
Lawrence Kramer, Fluid Management Systems
Development of a Drinking Water Method for the Measurement of Select Organic Contaminants in Drinking Water Using Hydrophilic-Modified Polymeric SPE and GC/MS (Poster)
Paul Grimmett, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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A New Polymeric Sorbent for Solid Phase Extraction of Phenols, Explosives, Bases, and Polar Compounds in Water (Poster)
Xiaoyan Wang, UCT
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A Single Calibration Method for Water AND Soil Samples Performing EPA Method 8260 (Poster)
Anne Jurek, EST Analytical
Advances of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Analysis Including Alternate Carrier Gases (Poster)
Lee Marotta, PerkinElmer Instruments
Assessing the Fate of Organic Contaminants During Water Treatment Using TOF Mass Spectrometry and Sample Profiling (Poster)
Tarun Anumol, University of Arizona
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Automated Derivatization, SPE Clean-up and LC/MS/MS Determination of Glyphosate and Other Polar Pesticides (Poster)
Fredrick Foster, GERSTEL Inc
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Concentration of Samples Complying to US EPA 8270 (Poster)
Jeff Reid, BUCHI Corporation
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Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Drinking Water at Sub ng/L Levels Using Direct Injection and 6495 Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (Poster)
Craig Marvin, Agilent Technologies, Inc
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Determination of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Furans (PCDD/Fs) in Environmental Samples and Incinerator Ash Using Accelerated Solvent Extraction with High Sensitivity GC-MS/MS (Poster)
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Wednesday-Thursday
Analysis of Greenhouse Gasses by GC/MS (Poster)
Paul Macek, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.
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Root Cause Analysis as a Problem Solving Tool for Leaders and Managers: Application to Environmental Measurement Systems (Poster)
Jeffrey Worthington, EPA Office of Environmental Information
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SW-846 Updates in 2014 (Poster)
James Burden, TechLaw, Inc.
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Using POCIS and SPMD passive samplers to monitor pesticide concentrations in California surface waters (Poster)
Robert Budd, Califonia EPA, Department of Pesticide Regulation
Using Automated Data Quality Assessment Processes on the Japan Environment and Children's Study (Poster)
Catherine Katsikis, LDC, Inc.
The Dow Laboratory Qualification Program (Poster)
Jennifer Richardson, The Dow Chemical Company
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Detection of Trace Level Basic and Acidic Pesticides and Herbicides in Drinking Water by Online SPE LC/MS (Poster)
Joe Weitzel, Agilent Technologies
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Determination and Monitorization of Organic Contaminants in Sewage Sludge, Soil and Plant Tissues: Optimization and Validation of a Method Using QuEChERS (Poster)
Alexandra Ribeiro, FFCT-UNL- New University of Lisbon
EPA ERT's VIPER Data Management System (Poster)
Christopher Gallo, US EPA
High Throughput Analysis of Hg in Environmental Samples (Poster)
Matthew Nigro, Teledyne CETAC Tech
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Incremental Sampling Methodology (Poster)
Harry Behzadi, Accutest Laboratories
Measurement of Hydrofluorocarbons, Perfluorocarbons and Chlorofluorocarbons in Ambient Air by Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (Poster)
Randall Bramston-Cook, Lotus Consulting
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