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.
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