EBC PCB/TSCA Program: Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials


Date: September 29, 2015


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

Sponsoring Organization

US Ecology

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. With presentations from industry experts, this EBC Massachusetts Chapter program will focus on a case study that highlights the various issues concerning the management of PCB-impacted building materials and how these materials can impact soil/groundwater. We will explore the interconnection between PCB building materials and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan and highlight areas of concern for Licensed Site Professionals. The program will include interactive audience polling/surveys for various aspects of the case study as well as a panel discussion with the Regional EPA PCB Coordinator, Ms. Kim Tisa. The case study will focus on the following:

  • 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;
  • Regulatory remediation options/considerations;
  • Remediation/abatement methods;
  • Disposal options;
  • Deed restrictions for remaining impacts; and
  • Legal Implications and Owner’s risk for various approaches.

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

Program Chair

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

Speakers & Panelists

  • Kim Tisa, Regional PCB Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 1
  • Robert Atwood, P.E., LSP, President & CEO, Resource Controls
  • Timothy Snay, LSP, LEP, Principal / Vice President, Ransom Consulting
  • Leslie Lombardo, Project Manager, GEI Consultants, Inc.
  • Marc Richards, Vice President of Environmental Services, Tighe & Bond
  • Ross Hartman, Executive Vice President, Strategic Environmental Services
  • Tod Kopyscinski, Laboratory Technical Director, Con-Test Analytical Laboratory
  • Dean Soultanian, Director of Proposal Development, ENPRO/TMC

Final Agenda – PCB TSCA Program – Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials

The available presentations from the EBC PCB/TSCA Program: Managing PCB Impacted Building Materials, completed on September 29, 2015, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.

9-29-15 MASTER PCB TSCA Program – Management of PCB Impacted Building Materials

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