EBC Rhode Island Program: Emerging Issues in PCB Management for Buildings and the Environment


Date: September 6, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

With presentations from industry experts, this EBC Rhode Island program will focus on PCBs, both in building materials as well as the environment. PCBs are one of only a few contaminants regulated by the EPA (through TSCA) as well as by individual states. As the TSCA regulations are fairly rigid and prescriptive, the investigation and remediation of PCBs can be extremely challenging. This program will focus on the state of the industry and discuss advanced issues in the assessment / cleanup of PCB-impacted building projects. Specific topics to be included by our experts are 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 results of an EPA-funded study comparing active versus passive sampling of PCBs in indoor air.

Final Agenda – Rhode Island Program – Emerging Issues in PCB Management for Buildings and the Environment

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5) training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.



Program Chair:

  • Elizabeth Denly, ASQ CMQ/OE, Quality Assurance & Chemistry Systems Director, TRC

Speaker Agenda:

Health Risk Assessment Perspectives on PCBs in Building Materials and Indoor Air

  • Stephen Zemba, Project Director, Sanborn, Head & Associates

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

  • Jim Occhialini, Vice President, Alpha Analytical

The PCB Issue – 101

  • David Sullivan, Senior Consultant & National Safety Director, TRC

Remediation Lessons Learned

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

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

  • Gary Hunt, Vice President & Principal Scientist, TRC

Following the speaker presentations will be a panel discussion moderated by Liz Denly of TRC.Program Details

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

Attendee List

Jamie Barberi SAGE Environmental, Inc. Senior Project Manger
Stephen Beek 39 Spruce Street Business Development Manager
Erik Beloff GZA Assistant Project Manager
Sean Cassidy EFI Global, Inc. Branch Manager
Sarah DeSimone GZA Environmental Scientist
Alex Doubrava Resource Options, Inc Senior Job Coordinator
Michael Flynn Pare Corporation Prinicipal Environmental Scientist
Patrick Haskell AECOM Technical Leader
Rowan Hayes GZA
Richard Mandile SAGE Environmental, Inc. Principal
Sarah McLeod GZA
Clare Olesen BL Companies Project Manager
Douglas Smith AECOM Technology Sr. Environmental Health and Safety Consultant
Jeremy Thebodo Alpha Analytical Technical Sales Associate


The available presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Program: Emerging Issues in PCB Management for Buildings and the Environment completed on September 6, 2018, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Rhode Island Program – Emerging Issues in PCB Management for Buildings and the Environment

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