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EBC PCB Management Program: Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials

July 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nixon Peabody LLP
100 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110

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The issue of PCB-impacted building materials in the northeast is well known throughout the environmental engineering industry. EBC has discussed this issue for nearly the decade including assessment plans for PCBs in building materials, industry standard of care, development of appropriate remedial strategies, implementation of remediation alternatives, and evaluation of post-remedial sampling/risks. The institutional knowledge of this topic has grown significantly in this time frame and there have been many lessons learned on numerous remediation projects.

This seminar will focus on the state of the industry and discuss advanced issues in the assessment / cleanup of PCB-impacted building projects. Our speakers will include experts on the laboratory analysis of PCBs in building materials, air and environmental media, the development of successful assessment plans (or presumptive non-sampling approaches), the design of PCB-remediation alternatives, the assessment of potential human health risks, the implementation of PCB remediation projects and the use of deed restrictions/operation and maintenance plans for continued building use.

Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Current industry Standard of Care for PCB building material projects;
  • Demolition and renovation scenarios;
  • Types of source materials present in buildings;
  • Sampling approach and analytical techniques;
  • Risk characterization;
  • Remediation/abatement methods;
  • Disposal options and considerations;
  • Deed restrictions and monitoring of remaining impacts.

The program will conclude with a panel discussion including the EPA Region 1 PCB Coordinator, Ms. Kim Tisa.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours).

Program Chair:

  • Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Chair, EBC PCB and Emerging Contaminants Subcommittee; Vice President, Weston & Sampson

Speaker Agenda:

Industry Standard of Care for PCB Building Material Projects

  • Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Vice President, Weston & Sampson

Comparison of Passive and Active Air Sampling (PAAS) Methods for PCBs – A Pilot Study in New York City Schools

  • Gary Hunt, Vice President and Principal Scientist, TRC

Appropriate Use of Aroclor, PCB Homolog, and PCB Congener Analyses

  • Jim Occhialini, Vice President, Alpha Analytical

PCB Abatement Techniques for Complicated Building Projects

  • Ross Hartman, Executive Vice President, Strategic Environmental Services, Inc.

Risk Assessment Techniques for Determining Clearance of Renovated Building Areas

  • Steve Zemba, Project Director, Sanborn Head Associates

Remediation and Disposal Considerations for all Waste Streams

  • Ross Hartman, Executive Vice President, Strategic Environmental Services, Inc.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Frank Ricciardi of Weston & Sampson.

Final Agenda – EBC PBC Management Program – Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through July 3 Through July 13 After July 13
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $30 $50 $50

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.