Monday, August 15

8:15 KEYNOTE Coffee from Seed to Cup: The Biomedical Story From a Heart Surgery Perspective/James Ameika - Kona Cloud Coffee Estates

1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions 

Advanced Clean-up and Sample prep Techniques

1:30 Better Site Characterization through Incremental Sampling Methodology – Status Report on ITRC GuidanceMark Bruce-TestAmerica

2:00 In A Green World, Shouldn't All Analyses Be Micro?/ David Mauro - META Environmental

2:30 Soil Extraction Cell: An Alternate Method of Soil Extraction for Organics/ Joseph Boyd - Environmental Express

3:30 Automation of Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (EPH) Method from Soils and WaterChris Wakefield - Alpha Analytical

4:00 Automated GPC With Inline SPE to Improve Sample Cleanup for PAH Analysis/ Jessica Netzer- J2 Scientific

4:30 Determination of PAH in Seafood: An Optimized Procedure for LC-Fluorescence Screening and GC-MS(MS) ConfirmationMichael Young/Waters Corporation


Air Methods/Monitoring

1:30 Green House Gas Rule and its ImplicationsKesavalu Bagawandoss - Accutest Laboratories

2:00 Evaluation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Methodologies Utilized by the Massachusetts DEP to Assess Potential Exposure in Vapor Intrusion InvestigationsAndy Rezendes - alpha Analytical Inc.

2:30 Stationary Source Audit Sample Program UpdateMaria Friedman - TestAmerica Inc.

3:30 Vapor Intrusion Investigations: Air Sampling Tips for Meeting Data Quality Objectives/ Nella Dagnillo - Trihydro Corporation

4:00 A New State of the Art in Thermal Desorption/ Steve Wesson - CDS Analytical

4:30 The Future of Vapor Intrusion (VI) Monitoring and Analysis/ Henry Schuver - USEPA


Chromate: Prevalence and Analysis in Soils and Waters

1:30 Hexavalent Chromium – Déjà vu all over again/ Andrew Eaton - MWH Labs

2:00 Sensitive Determination of Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water/ Deborba Brian - Thermo Fisher Scientific

2:30 Determination of Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water by SPE-ICP-MS and IC-ICP-MS/ Yap Wei Ning - Public Utilities Board of Singapore

3:30 Ultra trace hexavalent chromium analysis using IC-ICP-DRC-MSHakan Gurleyuk - Applied Speciation

4:00 Optimizing Sample Preservation for Hexavalent Chromium Analyses in WatersYongtao Li - Underwriters Laboratories


Office of Water, OST/EAD Method Activities

1:30 Review of ASTM D7365-09a; Practice for Sampling and Mitigating Interferences for the Analysis of Cyanide in the 2010 MURJohn Sebroski - Bayer MaterialScience

2:00 Cyanide methods and the 2010 Method Update RuleWilliam Lipps - ITT/OI Analytical

2:30 Overview of EPA Office of Water's Test Procedure Program for Nationwide Approval of Compliance Monitoring MethodsJ. Kevin Roberts - Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc.

3:30 Development of a New EPA SOP for Analysis of Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewaters by ICPMS/Richard Burrows - TestAmerica Inc.

4:00 Welcome to EPA Method 1664B for Oil and GreaseJoe Stefkovitch - Xenosep Technologies, Inc.

4:30 Support of the Use of the Most Recent Published Approved Standard - Method Proposed in the 2010 MURAndrew Eaton - MWH Labs


Tuesday, August 16

KEYNOTE: 8:15 Collaborative Opportunities for Meeting Measurement and Monitoring Needs to Address Environmental ChallengesLara Autry - USEPA OSA

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions 

Analysis of Metallic Species and Organometallics

9:00 A Brief History of Metals Speciation Method Development and Analysis in the Pacific Northwest/Michelle Briscoe - Brooks Rand Labs

9:30 Critical Considerations for Data Quality in Elemental Speciation AnalysisHakan Gürleyük - Applied Speciation

10:30 A Comparison of Three Methods for Arsenic Speciation in Biological Tissues/ May Nguyen - Brooks Rand Labs

11:00 Metal speciation by ICP-MS: Arsenic and Chromium Case Studies/ Tatyana Pinyayev - USEPA

11:30 Cr(VI) Measurements: Feasibility, Fate and StabilityRuth Wolf - U.S. Geological Survey


Challenges of Low Concentration Nutrient Analyses

9:00 Low-concentration Nutrient Determination Needs and Challenges—Which Ones? How Low? What Applications?Charles Patton - U.S. Geological Survey

9:30 Variability in Wastewater Effluent Phosphorus MeasurementsJB Neethling - HDR Inc.

10:30 Importance of low-level analysis in comparison to sample timing, handling and other methods to obtain representative phosphorus measurements in lake water Gertrud Nurnberg - Freshwater Research

11:00 Accurate Measurement of Particulate Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Environmental Water Samples/Carl Zimmermann - University of Maryland - Nutrient Analytical Services Laboratory

11:30 Monitoring and Fractionation of Low-Level Phosphorus in Water and Environment/Yap Wei Ning - Public Utilities Board of Singapore


Electronic Data Integrity

9:00 Electronic Management of Environmental Analytical Data/ Anand Mudambi - USEPA

9:30 Selecting The Proper LIMS – A Systematic Approach To Guarantee A Successful Implementation/ Robert Walla - Asrix Technology Group

10:30 The Future of Cloud Computing/ Steve Yi - Microsoft

11:00 The Pros and Cons for LIMS in a “Software as a Service” (SaaS) Environment / William Pingpank- Ethosoft, Inc.

11:30 Automated Tool for Data ReviewCatherine Katsikis - LDCFL Inc.


Tuesday, August 16

12:30 LUNCH Update on Activities of TNI/ Steve Arms - Florida Department of Health

1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions 

Oil Spill Damage Assessment and Restoration

1:30 Ensuring seafood safety with rapid screening for polyaromatic hydrocarbons using LC-fluorescence/ Joe Romano - Waters Corporation

2:00 LC/MS/MS Analysis of PAH’s, their Derivatives, and 3 Oil Dispersants in Sea Water/ Rolf Kern - AB Sciex

2:30 BP Gulf Oil Spill: Modified EPA Method 8260 for the Analysis of Crude Oils by Purge-and-Trap GC-MSJoe Konschnik - Restek

3:30 Dynamic Headspace Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in a Tar Ball from the Gulf of MexicoWilliam Lipps - OI Analytical

4:00Integrated Engineering and Laboratory Services for NAPL Site ManagementMark Bos - CH2M HILL Applied Sciences Laboratory


Challenges of Low Concentration Nutrient Analyses

1:30 The importance of analytical methods in the interpretation of data from natural systems- Accounting for all forms of P in the water and sediment of Upper Klamath Lake, ORNancy Simon - U.S. Geological Survey

2:00 Evaluation of Colorimetric Phosphate Speciation Analysis Using Long Path Lengths and Model CompoundsScott Smith - Wilfrid Laurieer University

2:30 Low Level Determination of Ammonia by Membrane Extraction-Conductivity/ Edward Askew - Askew Scientific Consulting

3:30 Low-concentration Nutrient Determinations in Water—An Overview of Approved- and Candidate-method CapabilitiesWilliam Lipps - ITT OI Analytical

4:00 Speaker/Session Attendee Round Table DiscussionWilliam Lipps and Charles Patton


Analysis of Metallic Species and Organometallics

1:30 Measurement of Background Levels of Cr(VI) in New Jersey Soils/ Stuart Nagourney - NJDEP

2:00 Update on New and Modified Extraction Methods for Cr(VI) Determination in Dusts, Ashes, and SoilsRuth Wolf - U.S. Geological Survey

2:30 Alkylated Lead Speciation Analysis in Soil, Sediment, and Aqueous Samples Using Selective Extraction Followed by IC/RP-ICP-MS / Russell Gerads - Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC

3:30 Trace-Level Automated Mercury Speciation AnalysisVivien Taylor - Dartmouth University

4:00 Expanding Selenium Speciation in Environmental Waters/ Zoe Grosser - PerkinElmer

4:30 Selenium Speciation in Aqueous Matrices and Its Impacts on the Accuracy of Compliance Monitoring Measurements / Ben Wozniak - Applied Speciation and Consulting


Wednesday, August 17

8:30 PLENARY Responding to Environmental DisastersStan Meiburg - USEPA Region 4

9:15 PLENARY Testing in Response to Environmental Disasters / David Friedman - Friedman Consulting

10:30 PLENARY Research Needs from the Gulf Oil Spill/ Denny Reible - University of Texas

11:15 PLENARY BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: An Industry Perspective/ Al Verstuyft - Al Verstuyft, LLC


1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions 

Environmental Monitoring Needs Following Environmental Disasters

1:30 Generating Meaningful Environmental Information During the Chaos Of An Emergency Response/Ruth Forman - Environmental Standards, Inc.

2:00 Radioanalytical Emergency Response – A State PerspectiveJack Bennett - Connecticut Department of Public Health

2:30 Standardizing Electronic Data Deliverables: Public Health Laboratory Emergency ResponseJohn (Jack) Krueger - Association of Public Health Laboratories

3:30 Emergency Response- Field Support for Sample IntegrityCharles Newton - TestAmerica Laboratories

4:00 Application Of NADP Monitoring Network For Examining Potential Impacts Of BP Oil Spill Fires And Recent Nuclear Accident/ Robert Brunette - Frontier Geosciences/Frontier Global Sciences

4:30 Laboratory Selection During Emergency Response Actions – Balancing the Need for Quality Data With the Need for Quick Data / Jennifer Gable - Environmental Standards, Inc.


Drinking Water

1:30 Online SPE-LC-APCI-MS/MS for the Determination of Steroidal Hormones in Drinking Water /Paul Fayad - Université de Montréal

2:00 Direct Aqueous Determination of Glyphosate and Related Compounds by Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry using Reversed-Phase and Weak Anion-Exchange Mixed-mode Column/Chunyan Hao - Ontario Ministry of the Environment

2:30 Analysis of Organophosphorus Pesticides in Drinking Water Using Solid Phase Extraction/ Thomas Dobbs - J2 Scientific

3:30 Evaluation of a New Technique in Semi-Automated, Miniaturized Solid Phase Extraction / Rob Freeman - SGE

4:00 Determination of Dissolved Gases in Ground WatersRay Matrano - Seewald Laboratories, Inc.


Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry

1:30 Improving Laboratory Accreditation Efficiency Using Third Party ProcessesEarle Cabot - ACIL

2:00 Emergency Response: On-Site LaboratoriesBosco Ramirez - TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.

2:30Deployment of Field Laboratories for Rapid Remediation of Environmental ContaminationBen Thompson - CH2M HILL Applied Sciences Laboratory/p>

3:30 Energy Opportunities, Environmental Issues and MonitoringAL Verstuyft - Al Verstuuft, LLC

4:00 Making Progress on Detection,Quantitation and Calibration Activities of the EMMEC / Richard Burrows - TestAmerica Inc.

4:30 Development and Use of Customized Quality Control Materials for Large-Scale Monitoring ProjectsRuth Wolf - U.S. Geological Survey


Thursday, August 18

KEYNOTE: 8:15 Observing Puget SoundJan Newton - University of Washington

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions 

Contaminated Sediments/PPCP

9:00 Analysis of High Molecular Weight Phthalates in Sediments Using Atmospheric Pressure GC Coupled to a Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer/ Kenneth Rosnack - Waters Corporation

9:30 Method Validation for the Analysis of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Biological Tissues/ Coreen Hamilton - AXYS Analytical Services Ltd.

10:30 PPCPs, Steroids and Hormones in Waters and Sediments in the Greater Sacramento RegionEric Redman - TestAmerica Inc.


Creative Solutions in Academic Research

9:00 Detecting Changes in Water Quality in Long Island SoundJames O'Donnell - University of Connecticut

9:20 Student Internship Program as Benchmarking System for Sustainable Practice /Chayanika Mitra - Virginia Tech

9:40 Climate Change, All-hazard Preparedness and Determination of Fungicides by LC/MS/MS /Michael Wichman - State Hygienic Laboratory

10:30 Scientific Support for Environmental Emergency Response (SSEER)in Rhode IslandRichard Horwitz - Coastal Institute, URI


11:00 Academic Roundtable - Dane Richards


Environmental Monitoring Needs Following Environmental Disasters

9:00 Laboratory Readiness for Large-Scale Environmental Incidents – Practice Makes Perfect / Barry Pepich - US EPA

9:30 Laboratory Rapid Response on a PCB Fire at an Electric Plant/ Amy Jacobson - Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

10:30 EPA Region 9 & 10 Exercise – A Participating Laboratory Perspective/ Blaine Rhodes - Washington State Public Health Laboratories

11:00 Use of a Work Cell Model to Successfully Manage Large ProjectsCharles Neslund - Lancaster Laboratories, Inc.


Innovative and Emerging Technologies for Environmental Contaminants

9:00 VAMWA/VMA Study on Method Reliability and Data Variability Associated with Ambient Monitoring Using EPA Method 1668-Chlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in Water, Soil, Sediment, Biosolids, and Tissue by HRGC/HRMS / Jessie DeLuna - Hampton Roads Sanitation District

9:30 Emerging Interest in GC-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry for Environmental AnalysisJason Cole - Thermo Fisher Scientific

10:30 High Throughput Analysis of Hormones and Antibiotics in SolidsPaul Fayad - Université de Montréal

11:00 New Capabilities for Analysis of Biogenic Amines using Ion ChromatographyRosanne Slingsby - Dionex Corp

11:30 The Detection and Identification of Unknown Contaminants During ToF Screening and Structural Elucidation for Pesticides in River Water Using an Integrated Software ApproachKenneth Rosnack - Waters Corporation


Thursday, August 18

1:15 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions 

Air Methods/Monitoring

1:15 Detection of Airborne Asbestos by Fluorescent-labeled Protein Probe and its Application to Quick Monitoring/ Akio Kuroda - Hiroshima University

1:45 Near-Real-Time Air Monitoring for Chemical Warfare Agents in the Destruction of Chemical Munitions / Gary Sides - Battelle Memorial Institute

2:15 Historical, Confirmation, and Certification Air Monitoring for Chemical Warfare Agents in the Destruction of Chemical MunitionsGeorge Lucier - Battelle Memorial Institute

2:45 Some challenges of Sampling and Reporting lower level Volatile Organic Chemical's in Ambient Air related to Inhalation Risk Exposure Evaluations/ William Elcoate - TestAmerica Laboratories Inc

3:15 Quatitative Leak Testing Using a Commercially Available Helium Tracer Shroud/ Bruce Godfrey - Curtis & Tompkins Labs

3:45 Making Tube Sampling Easy: the Development of a New Type of Grab SamplerNicola Watson - Markes International

4:15 Time Integrated Indoor Air Sampling using a Membrane Based Passive Sampler Jim Whetzel - W.L. Gore and Associates


Establishing a Geochemical Baseline for North American Soils

Introduction/ David Smith and Ruth Wolf

1:30 The North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project: History, Objectives, Accomplishments/ David Smith - U.S. Geological Survey

2:00 Preliminary Continental-scale Soil Geochemistry from the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes ProjectLaurel Woodruff - U.S. Geological Survey

2:30 Progress Towards U.S. National Maps of Soil Mineralogy by X-ray Diffraction AnalysisWilliam Cannon - U.S. Geological Survey

3:30 Geochemical Variability of Soils in the Maritime Provinces of Canada and the New England States of the United StatesLaurel Woodruff - Geological Survey of Canada

4:00 Bioaccessibility Studies Using in vitro Extraction Methods on Soils of North AmericaSuzette Morman - US Geological Survey

4:30 Oxidation and mobilization of naturally occurring chromium in soils of the Sacramento Valley, CaliforniaChristopher Mills - U.S. Geological Survey

5:00 Monitoring Soil Geochemistry in the Urban Environment: A Comparison of Studies in 1972 and 2005 in Denver, Colorado/ David Smith - U.S. Geological Survey

Wrap-up, Q & A/ David Smith and Ruth Wolf


Innovative and Emerging Technologies for Environmental Contaminants

1:15 The Role of LC and LC/MS in the Environmental Laboratory: An Overview of Recent Technology Trends/ Chris Denicola - Restek

1:45 Eliminating the Secondary Extraction PH STEP in the automated solid phase extraction of semi-volatile organic compounds from water for EPA method 8270David Gallagher - Horizon Technology Inc.

2:15 Having Your Cake And Eating It Too: Micro-Extraction Plus Large Volume Injection GC/MS Saves Time, Lowers Solvent Use, and Maintains Aqueous Detection Limits/ Charles Lytle - City of Portland

2:45 Reconnaissance Investigation of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater-Treatment-Plant Effluent and Stormwater Runoff in the Columbia River BasinJennifer Morace - USGS Oregon Water Science Center

3:15 Application of an Analytical Technique for Determining Alkyl PAHs, Saturated Hydrocarbons and Geochemical Biomarkers in Water, Soil and TissueCharles Neslund - Lancaster Laboratories, Inc.

3:45 Using Flow Switching Devices to Improve GC-MS Productivity in Environmental Analyses/ Andrew Tipler - PerkinElmer Inc.

4:15 Multi-residue analysis for Emerging Contaminants using on-line LCMS/MS / Ali Haghani - MWH Laboratories

4:45 Medium Resolution PCB Congener Analysis for Tissue, Soil, Sediment, and Water MatricesTiffany Hill - CH2M Hill, Inc





Posters Tuesday, August 16

7:30 am

What's New for SW846/ Amy Dahl - TechLaw, Inc

An Optimized Enzyme Substrate Target Specific Medium for the Detection of Escherichia coli and Total Coliforms in Drinking WaterCary Jackson - Hach Company

Overview of Quality Management System Requirements for Source Testing Firms Performing Part 75 Test ProgramsDavid Elam - Summa Consultants, Inc

Storage Stability and Preservation of Low Concentrations of Ammonia and Nitrate-Nitrite in Water Samples/ Edward Askew - Askew Scientific Consulting

A Fully Integrated Centrifugal Microfluidic Platform for On-Site Simultaneous Determination of Nitrogen SpeciesHyundoo Hwang - UNIST

Method for the Analysis of Mercury in Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)Clifton Jones - Shaw Environmental Inc.

Optimization and Changes in the New 524.3 Drinking Water Method/ Jeff Sheriff - EST Analytical

Ambient Thermal Desorption Ionization for Rapid Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Contaminants/ Joe Romano - Waters Corporation



Posters Tuesday, August 16

1:00 pm

California Oxygenates and 8260/ Jeff Sheriff - EST Analytical

Welcome to EPA Method 1664B for Oil and GreaseJoe Stefkovitch - Xenosep Technologies Inc.

Element distributions in 0 to 5 cm depth soils: preliminary results from the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes ProjectLaurel Woodruff - U.S. Geological Survey

Optimizing Analytical Parameters for Soil Vapor Samples Using Automated Thermal Desorption/Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (ATD/GC/MS)/ Lee Marotta - PerkinElmer

City of Cincinnati Case Study: An effective and reliable BOD estimate with a new, rapid COD measurement technologyLindsay Peddle - ManSci

Automated Web-Based Remediation Performance Monitoring and Visualization of Contaminant Mass Flux and Discharge/ Mark Kram - Groundswell Technologies, Inc.

Large Volume Injection of Semivolatiles by Gas Chromatography Using a Commercially-Available, Unmodified Splitless Injector/ Joe Konschnik - Restek Corporation

Trace to Elevated Level Analysis, the Future of Ambient Monitoring and Soil-gas Analysis on One SystemNicola Watson - Markes International



Posters Wednesday, August 17

7:30 am

Changing the Game: How New Jersey's Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Program Will Impact Laboratories, Consultants, Regulators and the Publics They Serve / Stuart Nagourney - NJDEP

Creation of New Soil Standard Reference Materials for Metals and Organics / Stuart Nagourney - NJDEP

Inlet Liner Geometry and the Impact on GC Sample AnalysisRob Freeman - SGE

Estimating Dry Deposition Of Reactive Gaseous Mercury Using Surrogate Surfaces - Pilot Monitoring Network In Four Corners and Eastern Oklahoma/ Robert Brunette - Frontier Geosciences / Frontier Global Sciences

PPCP analysis using Liquid Chromatography coupled to high resolution and accurate mass MS/MS / Rolf Kern - AB Sciex

Development and Use of Customized Quality Control Materials for Large-Scale Monitoring Projects/Ruth Wolf - U.S. Geological Survey

A new State of the Art in Thermal DesorptionStephen Wesson - CDS Analytical

Vacuum Distillation-GC/MS for the Determination of Volatiles in Non-aqueous LiquidsSteven Reimer - EPA Region 10

Identifying Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Water, Biosolids and Solids/ Tom Hall - Fluid Management Systems


Posters Wednesday, August 17

1:00 pm

Preliminary Maps of the Mineral Content of U.S. SoilsWilliam Cannon - U.S. Geological Survey

Evaluation of an Automated Air Sampling System/ Kyle Hunt - Signature Science

Round the Clock, On-line and Cryogen-free Monitoring of Hydrocarbons from Acetylene to Trimethyl Benzene in Ambient AirNicola Watson - Markes International

Fluorescence Microscopy-Based Method for Selective Detection of AsbestoTakenori Ishida - Hiroshima University


Cyanide Concentration Changes in Environmental Water Samples as a Function of Sample Preservation, and Holding TimeWilliam Lipps - ITT|OI Analytical

Simultaneous Extraction of Pesticides, Semi-volatiles and PCB Congeners Using One Universal SPE CartridgeXiaoyan Wang - UCT, Inc.

Optimized EPA Method 552.1 for the Determination of Haloacetic Acids and Dalapon in Drinking Water by Quaternary Amine Anion Exchange MethodXiaoyan Wang - UCT, Inc.