Forum on Environmental Accreditation

Newport Beach, CA  •  February 2020


Tools and Resources for Implementation of the TNI Standard
Plaza I and II

8:30-9:45

  • Implementation Guidance
  • Guidance Documents
  • Training Courses
  • Templates
  • Small Laboratory Handbook
  • Standard Interpretation Responses
  • Mentors – Labs Helping Labs
  • Small Laboratory Advocate


Session Moderator: Jerry Parr

General Session
Plaza I and II
10:00-12:00

  • Consensus Standards Development Program (CSDP) Report
  • National Environmental Field Activities Program (NEFAP) Report
  • National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) Report
  • Proficiency Testing (PT) Program Report
  • Report on TNI Administrative Activities
  • 2020 Strategic Plan
  • 2020 Board Election


Session Moderator: Alfredo Sotomayor, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Lunch on Your Own
12:00-1:30

California Society of Environmental Analysts - Be in the Know: California Emerging Contaminants
Plaza I
1:30-5:00

1:30 - 1:45 California Society of Environmental Analysts, Mission and Vision, Carolyn Ruttan, CSEA
1:45 - 2:15 Safe Drinking Water Updates and Current Activities, Dan Hautman, USEPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
2:15 - 2:45 Accrediting Laboratories for Emerging Contaminants, Jacob Oaxaca, California ELAP
2:45 - 3:15 PFAS Investigatory Efforts, Erica Kalve, California Water Board, Division of Water Quality
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:00 Microplastics Regulatory Efforts, Scott Coffin, Ph.D., California Water Board, Division of Drinking Water
4:00 - 4:30 Process to Develop a Microplastic Method, Dr. Steve Weisberg, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority
4:30 - 5:00 Microplastics Method Challenges and Sampling Issues, Shelly M. Walther, Sanitation Districts of LA County


Session Moderator: Carolyn Ruttan, California Society of Environmental Analysts (CSEA)

TNI Laboratory Quality Systems Expert Committee
Plaza II
1:30-5:00

The Laboratory Quality Systems Committee develops a standard for implementing quality systems in environmental laboratories. The elements of the quality system include organizational structure, responsibilities, procedures, processes, and resources (e.g., facilities, staff, equipment) for implementing quality management in testing operations.


Committee Chair: Jessica Jensen, Meridian Analytical Labs

Reception and Exhibition
Plaza Arbor
5:30-7:00


8:30-9:45

Tools and Resources for Implementation of the TNI Standard Plaza I and II

  • Implementation Guidance
  • Guidance Documents
  • Training Courses
  • Templates
  • Small Laboratory Handbook
  • Standard Interpretation Responses
  • Mentors – Labs Helping Labs
  • Small Laboratory Advocate



Session Moderator: Jerry Parr

10:00-12:00
General Session Plaza I and II

  • Consensus Standards Development Program (CSDP) Report
  • National Environmental Field Activities Program (NEFAP) Report
  • National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) Report
  • Proficiency Testing (PT) Program Report
  • Report on TNI Administrative Activities
  • 2020 Strategic Plan
  • 2020 Board Election



Session Moderator: Alfredo Sotomayor, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

12:00-1:30
Lunch on Your Own 



1:30-5:00
California Society of Environmental Analysts - Be in the Know: California Emerging Contaminants Plaza I

1:30 - 1:45 California Society of Environmental Analysts, Mission and Vision, Carolyn Ruttan, CSEA
1:45 - 2:15 Safe Drinking Water Updates and Current Activities, Dan Hautman, USEPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
2:15 - 2:45 Accrediting Laboratories for Emerging Contaminants, Jacob Oaxaca, California ELAP
2:45 - 3:15 PFAS Investigatory Efforts, Erica Kalve, California Water Board, Division of Water Quality
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:00 Microplastics Regulatory Efforts, Scott Coffin, Ph.D., California Water Board, Division of Drinking Water
4:00 - 4:30 Process to Develop a Microplastic Method, Dr. Steve Weisberg, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority
4:30 - 5:00 Microplastics Method Challenges and Sampling Issues, Shelly M. Walther, Sanitation Districts of LA County



Session Moderator: Carolyn Ruttan, California Society of Environmental Analysts (CSEA)
TNI Laboratory Quality Systems Expert Committee Plaza II

The Laboratory Quality Systems Committee develops a standard for implementing quality systems in environmental laboratories. The elements of the quality system include organizational structure, responsibilities, procedures, processes, and resources (e.g., facilities, staff, equipment) for implementing quality management in testing operations.



Committee Chair: Jessica Jensen, Meridian Analytical Labs

5:30-7:00
Reception and Exhibition Plaza Arbor