Environmental Professionals
Organization of Connecticut

Representing the interests of Connecticut's Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs)

Upcoming Events

    • Wed, September 11, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill, CT
    • 118
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    The Environmental Professionals Organization of Connecticut (EPOC) cordially invites you to attend our annual dinner meeting on Wednesday, September 11th, beginning at 7 PM, at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill, CT.  EPOC's dinner meeting will include a cash bar, buffet style meal, a brief business meeting, and an address from Betsey Wingfield, Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality at CT DEEP.

    Note: Our separate event immediately follows the final CT DEEP RSR Wave 2 Q&A session, which runs from 5-7 PM at the Sheraton location. No formal registration or fees are required to attend DEEP's Q&A session as it is open to the public.

    About Betsey Wingfield

    Betsey Wingfield is the Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality (EQ) at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). She was named to this position in April, 2019. As Deputy, Betsey provides leadership for the three bureaus within DEEP’s EQ Branch - Air Management, Water Protection and Land Reuse (WPLR), and Materials Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA). She brings to the position 31 years of broad experience with the Department including two decades of leadership roles. Her areas of experience include water quality and quantity planning, land and water resources permitting and management, site remediation and enforcement. Ms. Wingfield’s academic background includes degrees in geology from the University of North Carolina and the University of Connecticut.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Please consider becoming a sponsor of this event to help maintain reasonable costs for all. Sponsors will be recognized at the event and on event announcements, and can setup a "booth" area with promotional materials.

    EPOC is grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support of this event (click on logo to link to sponsor website):

      


    • Wed, October 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • CTCPA Education Center, Rocky Hill, CT
    • 21
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    Sampling Domestic Wells for Contamination: Overcoming Concentration Averaging Issues - 2nd Offering

    Continuing Education Credits:

    This seminar was previously offered by EPOC on 3/13/19. The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals (LEP Board) has approved this course for 4.0 hours of continuing education credits (CTLEP-481).  The MA LSP Board has approved this course for 4.0 hours of technical credits (LSP Course Number 1661).

    Time and Location:

    This seminar will be held on Wed, October 16, 2019 and runs from 1 PM - 5 PM at the CTCPA Education Center, 716 Brook St., Ste. 100, Rocky Hill, CT. For directions, see: http://www.ctcpas.org/Content/About/Driving-Directions.aspx

    Instructors (see bios below):

    • Dr. Gary Robbins, University of Connecticut
    • Mark Higgins, University of Connecticut

    Course Fees:

    EPOC Members: $150, Non-members: $200, Gov't Employee/Students : $75

    Course Overview:

    The collection of accurate water quality samples is essential in evaluating contaminated groundwater conditions. This is most acute when assessing contaminant risk associated with domestic wells. However, there is a host of factors that can impact concentrations determined using common sampling approaches and result in data that is not representative of the drinking water risk. The objective of this course is to review issues associated with sampling domestic wells for contamination and practical methods for overcoming these issues.

    The course will begin with a review of factors that can influence sample water quality given common approaches to sampling domestic wells. Next the course will introduce flow models that provide a means of quantifying concentration influences. Then we will review several case studies to illustrate real world issues and assessments. These studies include road salt and arsenic contamination issues in domestic wells which are pervasive in the northeast. This will also include a data analysis exercise. Finally, we will discuss means to practically overcome these issues.

    Participants will learn methods for improving sampling approaches to obtain more reliable and consistent information. They will learn how to establish a more effective monitoring protocol for domestic wells in an attempt to overcome biases due to sample averaging which could lead to misinterpretations of data. We will also review the tools, procedures, and methods that may be available for characterizing the fracture conditions influencing contaminant concentrations in wells. Participants will gain an understanding of the limitations of current methods with sampling and issues associated with interpreting that data.

      Course Outline:

      • 1:00 - 1:10: Introduction
      • 1:10 - 2:10: Issues associated with sampling domestic wells for contamination
      • 2:10 - 2:25: Break
      • 2:25 - 3:25: Modeling fracture flow influences on representative sampling
      • 3:25 - 4:25: Sampling case studies (Arsenic and Salt) and data analysis exercise
      • 4:25 - 5:00: Overcoming concentration averaging issues

        Instructor Bios:

        Dr. Gary Robbins:

        Gary Robbins is a Professor of Geosciences and Natural Resources in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Dr. Robbins obtained a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in Geology specializing in Hydrogeology. He began his professional career working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, then after obtaining his Ph.D. became an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M. He then went to California and worked for Woodward-Clyde Consultants, an environmental consulting firm. Dr. Robbins is a Registered Geologist and Certified Engineering Geologist in California and Certified Professional Geologist with AIPG, and member of many scientific societies in his field. Dr. Robbins’ is well published in the scientific literature and has received awards for his teaching, research and outreach. He is the 2016-2017 University of Connecticut Innovative Teaching Awardee. His research focus is on deciphering fractured bedrock hydrogeology and has been conducting studies in the U.S. and Italy.

        Mark Higgins:

        Mark received a B.S. in Geosciences in 2011 from University of Connecticut. Before returning to UConn to pursue his Ph.D., he spent six years working for Flexible Liner Underground Technologies (FLUTe). As the East Coast Field Manager, he focused on borehole transmissivity profiling methods, and multi-level sampling systems design and implementation. Mark’s former work involved environmental site characterizations across the USA, Canada, Caribbean, and Europe. His current research involves characterizing arsenic and road salt contamination in wells, analyzing bacteria in groundwater to identify contaminant source indicators, and developing numerical models to improve standard groundwater sampling practices.

      Past Events

      Tue, August 13, 2019 YEP Technical Event: PFAS Primer for the Young Professional
      Wed, June 26, 2019 EPOC 22nd Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament
      Wed, June 19, 2019 EPOC Yard Goats Game Night at 1st Base Party Deck
      Tue, April 30, 2019 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group – Nuances of the RSRs
      Tue, April 30, 2019 Air and Soil Gas Sample Collection and Analysis: How to Collect Relevant & Representative Data
      Thu, April 25, 2019 YEP Technical Event: Drilling Overview and Field Demonstration
      Tue, April 23, 2019 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group: Hydrogeology Review
      Fri, April 12, 2019 Application of Flexible Liner Underground Technologies (FLUTe) in Groundwater Contaminant Investigations
      Wed, April 10, 2019 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group: Remedial Selection and Implementation
      Tue, April 09, 2019 2nd annual “Evening of Connecticut Environmental Leadership"
      Thu, April 04, 2019 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
      Wed, March 27, 2019 Horizontal Remediation Wells Workshop
      Tue, March 26, 2019 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group: NAPL - Specifics and Environmental Fate
      Wed, March 13, 2019 Sampling Domestic Wells for Contamination: Overcoming Concentration Averaging Issues
      Thu, February 28, 2019 YEP Social Event: Winter Brewery Social, Alvarium Brewery, New Britain
      Tue, February 26, 2019 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group – Overview of the Site Characterization Guidance Document
      Thu, February 14, 2019 Remediation of Heavy Metals Using Insitu Approaches That Combines Multiple Mechanisms
      Thu, February 14, 2019 ISCO/ISCR Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRBs) to Prevent Migration of Contaminant Plumes
      Wed, January 16, 2019 Introduction to New England Hydrogeology - 2nd offering
      Thu, December 13, 2018 3rd Annual SWEP-CT / EPOC Holiday Party
      Thu, December 06, 2018 Becoming an LEP Informational Event
      Tue, December 04, 2018 Verifications and Audits - 2nd offering
      Thu, November 29, 2018 Common (and not so common) Legal and Technical Issues Involving the Transfer Act - 2nd offering
      Wed, November 14, 2018 Introduction to New England Hydrogeology
      Thu, November 01, 2018 Common (and not so common) Legal and Technical Issues Involving the Transfer Act
      Thu, October 25, 2018 YEP Social Event: Fall Brewery Social
      Mon, September 24, 2018 EPOC 2018 Annual Dinner Meeting - Keynote address by Jan Czeczotka, CT DEEP
      Thu, July 26, 2018 YEP Social Event: Summer Brewery Social
      Wed, June 27, 2018 EPOC 21st Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament
      Fri, June 22, 2018 Laboratory Data Quality Assessment and Data Usability Evaluation for Environmental Investigation and Remediation Projects
      Thu, June 21, 2018 YEP Event: Professional Development with Sean Rigsby, CPC
      Tue, June 12, 2018 Yard Goats Game Night at 3rd Base Party Deck
      Fri, June 08, 2018 Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems - 2nd offering
      Tue, June 05, 2018 Low Flow Sampling and Hydraulic Conductivity Analysis
      Fri, June 01, 2018 Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems
      Thu, May 24, 2018 YEP Technical Event: Petroleum Hydrocarbon Chemistry for Environmental Professionals
      Wed, May 16, 2018 YEP - Bowling Night
      Thu, April 26, 2018 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group – Nuances in Applying the RSRs
      Wed, April 04, 2018 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group – Environmental Land Use Restrictions
      Thu, March 29, 2018 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
      Thu, March 22, 2018 An Evening with Gina McCarthy at the Connecticut Science Center
      Mon, March 19, 2018 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group – Ins and Outs of LEP Ethics- A Discussion on Professional Responsibility
      Thu, February 22, 2018 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group - CT Transfer Act
      Thu, January 11, 2018 YEP Holiday Party
      Thu, December 07, 2017 SWEP CT / EPOC 2nd Annual Holiday Party
      Tue, November 14, 2017 YEP Event: Guidance for the LEP Exam Application
      Mon, October 23, 2017 YEP Workshop: QC and Cocktails
      Wed, October 18, 2017 Dissolved Oxygen Alteration Method for Fractured Bedrock Wellbore Flow Characterization
      Thu, September 28, 2017 EPOC 2017 Annual Meeting at Dunkin' Donuts Park
      Thu, September 14, 2017 Verifications and Audits
      Tue, August 22, 2017 EPOC - Yard Goats Game Night at Picnic Pavilion
      Wed, July 12, 2017 YEP Technical Event: The Biogeochemical Toolbox - Enhancing Natural Remedial Processes
      Wed, June 28, 2017 EPOC 20th Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament
      Wed, June 21, 2017 Bunsen Burners and Beer - YEP Event
      Tue, May 09, 2017 Laboratory Data Quality Assessment and Data Usability Evaluation for Environmental Investigation and Remediation Projects
      Thu, May 04, 2017 What LEPs Should Know About the Transfer Act
      Wed, May 03, 2017 LEP Exam Study Group Session: Hydrology Review
      Mon, May 01, 2017 Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes - 4th offering
      Fri, April 28, 2017 Ground Water Quality and Geochemistry
      Wed, April 26, 2017 YEP Technical Event: Conceptual Site Modeling Process - Part 2, Integrating Data Quality Objectives
      Thu, April 13, 2017 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
      Wed, April 12, 2017 YEP Annual Membership Meeting at Stoney Creek Brewery
      Thu, April 06, 2017 Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes - 3rd offering
      Wed, April 05, 2017 Dissolved Oxygen Alteration Method for Fractured Bedrock Wellbore Flow Characterization
      Thu, March 23, 2017 Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes - 2nd offering
      Wed, March 22, 2017 YEP Technical Event: Conceptual Site Modeling Process - Part 1
      Thu, March 02, 2017 Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes
      Thu, February 23, 2017 LEP Exam Study Group Session: NAPL - Specifics and Environmental Fate
      Mon, December 05, 2016 SWEP CT / EPOC Holiday Party
      Thu, November 03, 2016 In-Situ Thermal Remediation at the SRSNE Superfund Site (2nd offering)
      Wed, November 02, 2016 In-Situ Thermal Remediation at the SRSNE Superfund Site
      Thu, October 20, 2016 Sonic Drilling Overview and Field Demonstration (Repeat - 2nd offering)
      Wed, October 19, 2016 Sonic Drilling Overview and Field Demonstration
      Thu, September 29, 2016 EPOC 2016 Annual Dinner Meeting - Keynote Presentation: Water for Rome: Past and Present
      Mon, September 26, 2016 Pneumatic Slug Test Field Course
      Tue, July 26, 2016 YEP Social Event - Summer 2016
      Wed, June 15, 2016 EPOC 19th Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament - WED., JUNE 15th
      Thu, June 02, 2016 EPOC 2.0 - Membership Meeting at Stoney Creek Brewery
      Tue, May 24, 2016 Understanding Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway - repeat offering (4th)
      Thu, May 19, 2016 Connecticut Geology Review: Bedrock Tectonic History, Understanding Glacial Deposition and a Related Field Excursion - REPEAT OFFERING (4th)
      Tue, May 17, 2016 Connecticut Geology Review: Bedrock Tectonic History, Understanding Glacial Deposition and a Related Field Excursion - REPEAT OFFERING (3rd)
      Tue, May 10, 2016 Design and Application of In-Situ Treatment Technologies
      Thu, April 07, 2016 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
      Wed, April 06, 2016 Understanding Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway - repeat offering (3rd)
      Tue, March 22, 2016 EPOC Young Environmental Professionals' Group (YEP) Meeting at City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford
      Thu, February 04, 2016 Understanding Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway - repeat offering
      Tue, February 02, 2016 Understanding Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway
      Tue, December 01, 2015 Becoming an LEP Informational Event
      Thu, October 15, 2015 Environmental Land Use Restrictions - Advanced Case Studies - repeat offering
      Tue, September 29, 2015 Special Event: Alan Weisman, author, professor and journalist to speak at EPOC Annual Dinner Meeting on September 29th - Register today!
      Wed, September 16, 2015 Rescheduled: EPOC 18th Annual Golf Scholarship/Grant Tournament - WED., SEPT. 16th
      Thu, June 04, 2015 Evening Technical Meeting: In-Situ Thermal Remediation at a Major Multi-PRP CERCLA Site
      Wed, May 20, 2015 EPOC Young Environmental Professionals' Group (YEP) Meeting at City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford
      Thu, May 14, 2015 Practical Applications of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Chemistry
      Thu, May 07, 2015 Connecticut Geology Review: Bedrock Tectonic History, Understanding Glacial Deposition and a Related Field Excursion - SECOND OFFERING
      Tue, May 05, 2015 Connecticut Geology Review: Bedrock Tectonic History, Understanding Glacial Deposition and a Related Field Excursion
      Mon, April 27, 2015 Understanding ProUCL and Use of the 95% UCL to Demonstrate Compliance with RSR Criteria
      Thu, April 09, 2015 Environmental Land Use Restrictions - Advanced Case Studies
      Wed, March 25, 2015 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
      Thu, March 05, 2015 Conceptual Site Modeling and the Data Quality Objectives Approach
      Thu, January 22, 2015 "EPOC 2015: What We Are, and What We Can Be" Membership Meeting at City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford
      Thu, November 13, 2014 How the Legislative and Regulatory Processes Work in Connecticut
      Thu, September 18, 2014 Special Event: Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Toms River" to speak at EPOC Annual Dinner Meeting on September 18th - Register today!
      Mon, June 16, 2014 EPOC 17th Annual Golf Scholarship/Grant Tournament - MONDAY, JUNE 16th
      Wed, June 11, 2014 Direct Push Methods for Groundwater Sampling to Support High Resolution Site Characterization - 2nd offering
      Tue, June 10, 2014 Direct Push Methods for Groundwater Sampling to Support High Resolution Site Characterization
      Wed, April 02, 2014 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) - 2014 - 2nd offering
      Thu, March 20, 2014 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) - 2014 - 1st offering
      Tue, January 07, 2014 Clearing Up the Confusion about the New ASTM E1527-13
      Wed, November 20, 2013 A Short Course in Contaminated Fractured Rock Hydrogeology and Geophysics - second offering
      Tue, November 19, 2013 A Short Course in Contaminated Fractured Rock Hydrogeology and Geophysics
      Wed, October 30, 2013 LNAPL Mass, Mobility and Recoverability Evaluation
      Thu, September 26, 2013 EPOC 2013 Annual Dinner Meeting - September 26th - Special catering by City Steam Brewery AND LIVE MUSIC by "Off the Clock"
      Mon, June 10, 2013 EPOC 16th Annual Golf Scholarship/Grant Tournament
      Mon, May 20, 2013 CBA/EPOC/CT-SWEP Dinner Meeting: A Mock Negotiation of A Sale of Contaminated Property
      Thu, May 09, 2013 Professionalism and Professional Ethics for LEPs and LSPs
      Thu, April 11, 2013 2D and 3D Environmental Data Visualization
      Wed, April 10, 2013 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) - 2nd offering Spring 2013
      Thu, April 04, 2013 PCBs Regulatory Overview for Connecticut
      Tue, March 19, 2013 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
      Thu, January 24, 2013 Evening Technical Presentation: POTENTIAL FALSE POSITIVES IN VOLATILE PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS (VPH) ANALYTICAL METHODS – THE EFFECT OF NON-TARGET COMPOUNDS ON ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING
      Thu, November 29, 2012 A Short Course in Hydrogeological Applications of Environmental Geophysics - 2nd offering
      Thu, November 08, 2012 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
      Thu, September 13, 2012 EPOC 2012 Annual Dinner Meeting - Keynote: Current Topics and Trends in Risk Assessment
      Thu, June 21, 2012 Expedited/High Resolution Site Assessment Using MIP and HPT Logging Technology - REPEAT, SECOND OFFERING
      Wed, June 20, 2012 Expedited/High Resolution Site Assessment Using MIP and HPT Logging Technology Course
      Mon, June 18, 2012 EPOC Scholarship/Environmental Grant Golf Tournament - SIGN-UP TODAY!
      Wed, April 25, 2012 A Short Course in Hydrogeological Applications of Environmental Geophysics
      Tue, March 20, 2012 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
      Thu, January 12, 2012 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
      Tue, November 29, 2011 EPOC / CT Bar Association (CBA) Dinner Meeting - REGISTER NOW!
      Tue, November 01, 2011 Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with In Situ Remediation Technologies - 3rd offering
      Thu, October 27, 2011 CT DEEP Updates
      Thu, September 15, 2011 EPOC 2011 Annual Dinner Meeting - September 15, 2011 - CT DEEP Commissioner Daniel Esty - Keynote speaker
      Thu, May 19, 2011 Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with In Situ Remediation Technologies - 2nd offering
      Tue, May 10, 2011 Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with In Situ Remediation Technologies
      Thu, March 31, 2011 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
      Wed, March 16, 2011 GIS Applications for Environmental Professionals
      Tue, February 15, 2011 Demolition, Remediation Waste, and Deconstruction: Environmental Requirements and Current Trends - 2nd Offering
      Thu, January 20, 2011 Directional Drilling Technologies
      Tue, January 11, 2011 Demolition, Remediation Waste, and Deconstruction: Environmental Requirements and Current Trends
      Environmental Professionals Organization of Connecticut, Inc.
      P.O. Box 176, Amston, CT 06231-0176
      Seth Molofsky, Executive Director
      Phone: (860) 537-0337, Fax: (860) 603-2075

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