EBC PCB Management Program: Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials


Date: July 17, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


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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.

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

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.

Program Details

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

Attendee List

William Baird Web Engineering Associates, Inc. President
Bill Carkin Worcester Business Development Corp Director of Construction
Tom Carney Charter Contracting Company, LLC Business Development
David Ciccalone Roux Associates, Inc. Senior Hydrogeologist
Ed Conroy EnviroVantage QAQC Engineer
Hugo DelRosso US Ecology Account Executive
Steve DiNapoli Big East Environmental Principal
Bill Finn Select Demo Services, LLC Project Executive
Max Forsythe National Response Corporation (NRC) Business Development Manager
Gary Gill-Austern Nutter Of Counsel
John Hastings Costello Dismantling Co., Inc. CFO
Simona Holacsek TRC SPM
Lisa King Fuss & O’Neill Inc Business Line Manager
Stephen Knollmeyer Alpha Analytical VP Sales
Martha Lemmon Marley Environmental, Inc. Principal
Kathleen Loftus Coneco Engineers & Scientists Environmental Scientist
Robert May Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Senior Vice President
Mykel Mendes Nover-Armstrong Associates Project Engineer
Nicole Mulanaphy SAGE Environmental Inc. Senior Project Manager
Lisa Muscanell-DePaola Wright-Pierce Lead Project Engineer
timothy nevins BETA Group, Inc Project Manager
Dan Noyes Loureiro Engineering Senior Project Manager
Craig Paradis ESS Group, Inc. Project Scientist
Mike Penney GeoInsight, Inc. Senior Engineer
Paul Plagge Wilcox & Barton, Inc. Senior Project Engineer
Matt Preston EnviroVantage Business Development
Danilelle Quinn Absolute Resource Associates Project Manager
Sebastian Rodriguez U.S. EPA Region 1 RCRA Facilities Manager
Emily Ross ERM Staff scientist
Thomas Salimeno BETA Group, Inc. Associate
Timothy Snay Ransom Consulting, Inc. Principal, Vice President
Katie Snyder EndPoint, LLC. Project Engineer
SUSAN SYLVESTER Absolute Resource Associates President
Jeremy Thebodo Alpha Analytical Technical Sales Associate
Daniel Voisin Stone Environmental Inc. Senior Geologist
jason wilkinson Ramboll Senior Managing Consultant
Cole Worthy Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Program Manager


The available presentations from the EBC PCB Management Program – Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials completed on July 17, 2018, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC PCB Management Program – Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials

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