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Stationary Source Audit Sample Expert Committee

The purpose of this committee is to develop consensus standards for the manufacture (and analysis) of air proficiency testing for source emission testing.

Conference Calls: Mondays at 2:00pm ET

Contact the Committee Chair to request to participate for these calls.

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Mission:
Development and implementation of TNI consensus standards that enable the externalization of the EPA’s Stationary Source Audit Program (SSAP), that includes the following elements:

  • Roles and responsibilities of program participants
  • Manufacture of audit samples
  • Oversight of audit sample providers
  • Management of audit sample results
  • Acceptance criteria 

Strategic Goals and Objectives:

  • Provide specifications for the manufacture of audit samples
  • Refine acceptance criteria – how they are derived, representativeness of the sample, etc.
  • Maintain program for the audit sample providers
  • Expand scope of SSAS Program (update concentration ranges, expand method and analyte list)
  • Promote the development of an audit sample that challenges both the Stationary Source Tester and the Laboratory
  • Explore introducing gaseous audits

 Success Measures:

  • Constitution of final Expert Committee Charter
  • TNI approval of SSAS Standard
  • TNI approval of SSAS Table
  • Recognition of TNI SSAS Program by EPA
  • Increased participation in TNI SSAS Program
  • Reviewed Method 25Z and submitted to EPA as potential alternate to Method 25
  • Conducted pilot study for M25 gaseous audits

Key Milestones for 2015:

  • Final acceptance of V1M3 and V1M1
  • Subcommittee for review of SSAS Table for Method 8 to determine causes for high failure rate for audits
  • Actively seek replacements for committee member term limits

Considerations:

  • Consistency with EPA rulemaking
  • EPA approval of TNI SSAS Program

 Available Resources:

  • Affiliates and experts in the industry
  • EPA program documentation
  • Volunteer committee members
  • TNI Website
  • Participating organizations

 Additional Resources Required:

  • Source Evaluation Society (SES) 

 Anticipated Meeting Schedule:

  • Twice monthly committee teleconferences (open to all Full and Associate Members) – Mondays at 2pm Eastern
  • Additional committee teleconferences as needed
  • Committee meetings (face-to-face) during semiannual TNI Forums (Winter and Summer)
Tom Widera, Chair
ERA (A Waters Company)
Golden, CO
twidera@eraqc.com

Ken Jackson, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Ballston Spa, NY
ken.jackson@nelac-institute.org

Nishant Bhatambrekar
General Electric (GE) Power & Water
Greenville, SC
Nishant1.Bhatambrekar@ge.com

Andrew Chew
USEPA Region 9
San Francisco, CA
chew.andrew@epa.gov

Michael Hayes
Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases
Stewartsville, NJ
mikeh@spectragases.com

Michael Klein
New Jersey DEP
Trenton, NJ
michael.klein@dep.state.nj.us

Edward MacKinnon
TRC Environmental Corporation
Lowell, MA
emackinnon@trcsolutions.com

Paul Meeter
Weston Solutions Inc
West Chester, PA
Paul.Meeter@westonsolutions.com

Gregg O'Neal
North Carolina DENR
Raleigh, NC
gregg.oneal@ncmail.net

Bob O’Brien
SigmaAldrich/RTC
Bellefonte, PA
bob.obrien@sial.com

Charles Simon
VOC Reporting, Inc.
Newberry, FL
cgsimon@gowebway.com

Katie Strickland
Element One, Inc.
Wilmington, NC
katie.strickland@e1lab.com


January 11, 2016

December 14, 2015 November 16, 2015
September 21, 2015 August 24, 2015
July 15, 2015 June 16, 2015
March 16, 2015

December 8, 2014 November 13, 2014
October 27, 2014 October 14, 2014
August 25, 2014 August 18, 2014
July 14, 2014 April 14, 2014
March 24, 2014 March 10, 2014
February 24, 2014 December 16, 2013
November 18, 2013 October 21, 2013
October 8, 2013 September 23, 2013
August 5, 2013 April 2, 2013
March 26, 2013 February 19, 2013
January 15, 2013 January 8, 2013

December 17, 2012
December 10, 2012 November 13, 2012
October 22, 2012 October 3, 2012
September 18, 2012 September 4, 2012
August 20, 2012 August 9, 2012
July 10, 2012 June 18, 2012
May 8, 2012 April 23, 2012
April 9, 2012 March 26, 2012
March 19, 2012 March 12, 2012
February 21, 2012 January 30, 2012
January 10, 2012

December 5, 2011 November 14, 2011
October 24, 2011 October 4, 2011
September 6, 2011 August 18, 2011
August 2, 2011 July 18, 2011
July 11, 2011 June 27, 2011
June 20, 2011 June 17, 2011
June 13, 2011 June 6, 2011
May 23, 2011 May 16, 2011
May 2, 2011 April 18, 2011
April 4, 2011 March 21, 2011
February 28, 2011 February 14, 2011
February 2, 2011 January 24, 2011
January 10, 2011

December 13, 2010 November 22, 2010
November 1, 2010 October 25, 2010
October 18, 2010 October 4, 2010
September 27, 2010 September 20, 2010
September 13, 2010 August 12, 2010
June 28, 2010 June 14, 2010
May 24, 2010 May 10, 2010
May 3, 2010 April 19, 2010
April 12, 2010 April 5, 2010
March 29, 2010 March 22, 2010
March 15, 2010 March 1, 2010
February 22, 2010 February 16, 2010
February 8, 2010 January 26, 2010
January 20, 2010 January 11, 2010
January 4, 2010

December 14, 2009 December 7, 2009
November 30, 2009 November 23, 2009
November 16, 2009 November 9, 2009
November 2, 2009 October 26, 2009
October 19, 2009 October 14, 2009
September 28, 2009 September 21, 2009
September 14, 2009 August 31, 2009
August 24, 2009 August 17, 2009
August 11, 2009 August 3, 2009
July 27, 2009 July 20, 2009
July 13, 2009 July 6, 2009
June 22, 2009 June 15, 2009
June 8, 2009 May 11, 2009
April 27, 2009 April 20, 2009
April 13, 2009 March 30, 2009
March 23, 2009 March 16, 2009
March 9, 2009 March 2, 2009
February 23, 2009 February 9, 2009
January 26, 2009 January 14, 2009
January 5, 2009

December 22, 2008 December 15, 2008
December 8, 2008 December 1, 2008
November 24, 2008 October 31, 2008
October 20, 2008 October 6, 2008
September 22, 2008 September 15, 2008
August 25, 2008 August 11, 2008
July 21, 2008 July 7, 2008