EBC TSCA & PCB Webinar: PCB and Indoor Air Update for Schools – Where have we been and where are we going?


Date: June 15, 2023


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

This EBC TSCA & PCB Working Group Webinar will provide information related to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and indoor air.  Specifically, the identification and remediation of PCBs in schools is an important and urgent initiative currently active in the state of Vermont.

In 2021, a Vermont law passed (Act 74) requiring all schools built or renovated before 1980 to test their indoor air for PCBs and to take action if levels are found at or above the action level that was derived by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC). Testing in VT schools began in the spring of 2022 and will be completed by July 2025.  VTDEC and Vermont Department of Health (VTDOH) representatives will provide an update on the status of the program, summaries of tested schools in the one-year period since the program began, and plans for future.

In addition, another case study will be provided by the Santa Monica Malibu School District (SMMUSD) regarding PCBs.  A brief history of how PCBs were first discovered and the PCB sampling program conducted to date will be provided.  Challenges associated with communications with parents/teachers, regulatory discussions/approvals, and plans for redevelopment of the school campus including significant renovation/demolition work will be discussed.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Chairs:
  • Robert L. May, Senior Vice President | Business Line Leader, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
  • Jason Wilkinson, PG, LSP, Principal, Ramboll
Speaker Agenda:

Indoor Air Testing of PCBs in Vermont Schools – Program Update

  • Patricia Coppolino, Senior Environmental Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation, State of Vermont

Vermont School Action Levels and Temporary Occupancy Options for PCBs in Indoor Air of Schools

  • Sarah Owen, Ph.D., State Toxicologist, Department of Health, State of Vermont

Burlington High School Update – VT DEC & US EPA Coordination

  • Josh Robinson, Project Manager, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
  • Shawn Donovan, Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation, State of Vermont

PCBs in the Malibu Schools – A Case Study

  • Carey Upton, Chief Operations Officer, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD)

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC TSCA & PCB Webinar: PCB and Indoor Air Update for Schools – Where have we been and where are we going? can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC TSCA & PCB Webinar: PCB and Indoor Air Update for Schools – Where have we been and where are we going?

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be posted.

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

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Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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