LSP Association Continuing Education Webinar

Incremental Sampling Methodology, Growing into an Everyday Tool

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Live Webinar via Zoom
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Cost: $100 Members | $250 Non-Members
Course Instructors:  

  • Hayley Brittingham, Environmental Statistician, Neptune and Company
  • Mark L. Bruce, Senior Technical Advisor, Eurofins Environment Testing
  • Michele Zych, Assistant Vice President, Geologist, WSP USA Inc.

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This presentation has been approved by the LSP Board of Registration for 2.0 LSP Technical Credit (#1848), 2.0 CT LEP Credits (CTLEP-597), and 2.0 NY PG/PE Credits (#202411264). To ensure you receive continuing education credit for your attendance in this webinar, please read the LSPA's guidelines here.

Course Description: 
One area that the 2024 MCP Amendments address is improving site characterization methods and documentation; the revised MCP has new language on the selection of soil sampling approaches. 40.0903 references “Selection of the sampling approach (e.g., judgmental or systematic) and the sample collection procedure (e.g., discrete or incremental).” It also states that the Risk Characterization “shall provide a technical justification for the data set used to calculate Exposure Point Concentrations, including the choice of sampling approach, the sample collection procedure, and the size of the data set.” 40.0904 provides more details on requirements in the choice of sampling approaches. It will be vitally important for LSPs (and their teams, including risk assessors) to understand more about why, when, and how to conduct incremental sampling.

The course presenters note that Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM) has national regulatory acceptance at over 85% and that several states have their own guidance documents. This presentation will present compelling information about why LSPs should incorporate ISM into their toolboxes, and how to do it. It reviews the concepts of soil heterogeneity and importance of sample representativeness. It provides instruction on ISM sampling design including how to set up and use decision and sampling units, sample increments, and evaluation of the data once the analytical results are received. ISM is more than a field technique as sample processing in the laboratory is just as important to maintain data quality. 

Click here for the course outline.

1:00 PM Presentation Kickoff
2:10 PM Case Studies
2:40 PM Q & A
3:00 PM Adjourn

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