ACIL Webinar Series: The U.S. Environmental Regulatory Program Driving the Env. Testing Industry
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The Nation’s environmental regulatory programs have a major impact on the environmental laboratory business community. Among the impacts are: the type and amount of business that your laboratory might see; how you must run the samples and the methods that you use; the records that you must keep, and whether and how the laboratory is assessed and accredited. How well do you understand the various regulatory programs that impact the environmental laboratory business?

 Export to Your Calendar 3/27/2018
When: 3/27/2018
1:00pm
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Beth Horan
(202) 887-5872 x106


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ACIL EDUCATION SERIES:  The U.S. Environmental Regulatory Program Driving the Environmental Testing Industry

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:00 – 4:00pm ET

 

The Nation’s environmental regulatory programs have a major impact on the environmental laboratory business community.  Among the impacts are: the type and amount of business that your laboratory might see; how you must run the samples and the methods that you use; the records that you must keep, and whether and how the laboratory is assessed and accredited. How well do you understand the various regulatory programs that impact the environmental laboratory business?  

This webinar will:

  1. Give you an overview of the nation's environmental regulatory programs that drive the environmental laboratory business.
  2. Help you to better understand how the purpose of a particular client's testing request impacts the methods that the laboratory will have to employ when conducting the analysis as well as the analytes that will need to be tested for.
  3. Help to better prepare you to assist clients in determining how they can best meet their responsibilities under the various environmental regulations.
  4. Explain the relationship between federal and state regulations and how state regulations have a substantial impact on the selection of testing methods and testing requirements.

About the Speakers:   

David Friedman- 

David retired after a 42year career in the federal government involved in environmental protection.  He began his federal career at the Food and Drug Administration identifying  chemicals entering the food chain as a result of their industrial usage, and then moved to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help develop the hazardous waste regulatory program.  In that position, he directed the development of hazardous waste characteristic standards and testing methods, EPA's testing manual “Test Methods for the Identification of Hazardous Waste” (SW-846); oversaw the monitoring research conducted by the Office of Research and Development (ORD) in support of the hazardous waste program; served as the Office of Solid Waste Quality Assurance Officer; created the annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) and served as its chair for 20 years.  After moving to the Office of Research and Development, he served as Senior Advisor on Monitoring to the EPA Science Advisor and Assistant Administrator of the ORD.  His  responsibilities revolved around: coordination of ORD monitoring research programs; improving Agency policies with respect to environmental monitoring; coordinating the Agency effort to help establish a national environmental laboratory accreditation program; providing authoritative advice and assistance on issues dealing with Agency monitoring regulations, policies and statutes; directing the EPA program to convert a former Soviet biological weapon operations into a commercial environmental analytical laboratory, and helping EPA prepare to respond to emergencies requiring the mobilization of large amounts of analytical laboratory capability.  In this regard, he helped lead the EPA effort to develop the manual Standardized Analytical Methods for Environmental Restoration Following Homeland Security Events.  As a means of improving Agency monitoring policies and procedures, he helped establish the Agency’s Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM) and the Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB).

Since retiring David has been serving as Technical Advisor to the ACIL Environmental Sciences Section; has presented seminars on environmental technology validation and on EPA analytical methodology; has advised commercial environmental laboratories in business development; has assisted analytical instrument manufacturers with designing and conducting validations of new instruments and in obtaining approval by EPA for the new technology, has helped ACIL re-establish a partnership with EPA, and he has assisted in the establishment of the Independent Laboratory Institute's (ILI) Analyst Enrichment Training Program and its Technology Incubator Program.

 

Judy Morgan-

Ms. Morgan joined Pace Analytical in 2015 as Vice President and Chief Compliance/Training Officer.  Following an exceptional 24-year career at ESC Lab Sciences, most recently as VP and Chief Regulatory Officer, she provides the leadership and experience required to manage a strong compliance program and deliver quality career development and training initiatives.  Highly regarded as one of the best known compliance professionals in the industry, Ms. Morgan brings 29 years of experience to Pace's executive management team.

Her background includes implementation of quality assurance programs and oversight of compliance, green initiatives and environmental sustainability, waste disposal/minimization, and ethics and confidentiality.

In her role with Pace, Ms. Morgan manages all of Pace's quality, ethics and training functions and also its environmental, health and safety initiatives. As an industry leader with strong business acumen and vision for Pace's success, she leverages her knowledge and industry expertise to ensure that our training and compliance programs remain world class.

Ms. Morgan received a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University and earned an M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Western Kentucky University. In addition, Ms. Morgan has completed research focused on environmental analysis at Vanderbilt University. She holds membership to professional organizations including the American Chemical Society, American Society for Quality, American Public Health Association, and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.