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EBC CT Chapter Seminar: Managing PCB Contamination in Older Buildings

Over the past several years, the occurrence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building materials has been a growing concern for public and private property owners in New England.  The approaches used for the management of these materials, however, have been inconsistently applied throughout the industry. This EBC program will focus on issues of PCB-impacted building materials, pertinent regulations, types of waste, assessment techniques, risk characterization, remediation/abatement methods, disposal options, and deed restrictions for remaining impacts. The program will feature the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Region I TSCA PCB Coordinator, Kim Tisa, who will provide a review of regulatory developments.  In addition presentations will include public/private property owners and an environmental attorney who will share their experiences.

Introduction – Frank Ricciardi, Program Chair & Moderator
Senior Associate, Weston & Sampson

8:10 a.m.       Regulatory Perspective

  • Kim Tisa, PCB Coordinator, USEPA  Region 1

8:30 a.m.       Operational Issues

                        Moderator:  Frank Ricciardi

  • Risk Assessment
    •    Stephen Zemba, Phd, P.E., Cambridge Environmental
  • Analytical Considerations
    •   Mike Ericson, Contest Analytical Labs
  • Demolition, Abatement, Treatment and Encapsulation
    •   Ross Hartman, Triumvirate Environmental
  •  Waste Management Considerations
    • Steve Cross, Heritage Environmental (Invited)

9:30 a.m.       Legal Issues

  • Working Deed Restrictions/ELURs
    • John Figurelli, Weston & Sampson (Invited)
    • Legal Perspective
      • Ralph Child (Invited)

10:00 a.m.     Networking Break

10:30 a.m.     Owners/Regulatory Perspective   

  • Tom Petschauer, Northeast Utilities
  • Richard A. Miller, University of Connecticut (Invited)
  • Gary Trembly, CTDEEP (Invited)

10:50 a.m.     Panel Discussion   

                        Moderator: Frank Ricciardi

  • Kim Tisa, US EPA
  • Steve Zemba , Cambridge Environmental
  • Ross Hartman, Triumvirate Environmental
  • Tom Petschauer, Northeast Utilities
  • Richard A. Miller, University of Connecticut (Invited)

 12:00 p.m.    Adjourn