The Standard – October 2018, Vol. 25 Issue #2

The Standard

October 2018

A Periodic Newsletter from Environmental Standards, Inc.
Vol.25 Issue #2 Oct. 2018

Weathering the PFAS Storm

Weathering the PFAS Storm Back to Newsletter Unless you have been hiding under an environmental-news rock, you are aware of the storm that has been brewing in regards to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS. According to the most recent data, PFAS have been found in public water supplies in 33 states, and presumably more are expected. And worse, depending on what article you read, PFAS have been measured at concentrations unsafe to

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New Jersey LSRP Training Course on Assessing the Quality of Laboratory Data for Remediation Decision-Making​

New Jersey LSRP Training Course on Assessing the Quality of Laboratory Data for Remediation Decision-Making Back to Newsletter Environmental Standards recently became accredited to offer a training course to New Jersey-Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (NJ LSRPs). This short course, “Ensuring Environmental Data Quality,” provides NJ LSRPs with 1.0 Continuing Education Credit (CEC). The course is designed to provide useful support to LSRPs meeting the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) expectations for data quality and

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Environmental Standards Inc Monticello Ann Marie Gathright

Reminder: Environmental Standards is a Small Business

Reminder: Environmental Standards is a Small Business Back to Newsletter Environmental Standards, Inc. (Environmental Standards was recently certified as a Small Business with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Small, Women and Minority (SWaM) program. Valid for 5 years, the SWaM designation is a state initiative that was created to assist small businesses in identifying and pursuing greater economic opportunities. Environmental Standards’ profile can be found here. Our SWaM certification number is:  Certification Number: 723297. If you

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Commercial Environmental Laboratories – Data Falsification Continues

Commercial Environmental Laboratories – Data Falsification Continues Back to Newsletter Recent headlines in the California-based periodical, Press Telegram, reported that the owner of Cal Tech Environmental Laboratories, LLC (Cal Tech) located in Paramount, California, pleaded guilty to falsifying laboratory results. This action against Cal Tech calls into question environmental sample results from hundreds of investigations. The owner plead guilty to felony charges of falsifying data and overcharging taxpayers for services. The owner of Cal Tech

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Round-Robin Light Gas Study – Marcellus Shale Coalition – Phase 3 Study Completed

Round-Robin Light Gas Study – Marcellus Shale Coalition – Phase 3 Study Completed Back to Newsletter Environment Standards, Inc. was commissioned by the Marcellus Shale Coalition to design, execute, and report results of round-robin, inter-laboratory studies for the analysis of dissolved methane. Phases 1 and 2 were completed in March 2015 and October 2016 respectively.  Both prior studies identified significant variance and bias across the laboratory community with dissolved methane analysis. To identify the specific steps

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New York State Mandates Sampling and Analysis for PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane

New York State Mandates Sampling and Analysis for PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane Back to Newsletter In April 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued a memorandum that stated that the Agency is committed to analyzing groundwater samples at remediation sites for polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,4-dioxane. Since that time, NYSDEC Project Managers have been contacting site owners in New York who are conducting active groundwater remediation projects to ensure that future

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