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2016 TDEC Environmental Show of the South in Gatlinburg, TN

Event Announcement

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC) held its 45th annual Show of the South Conference on April 20-22, 2016 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Environmental Show of the South is the largest and most comprehensive environmental conference and tradeshow in the region, providing environmental training and updates on government and industry developments and trends. Speakers from leading environmental agencies, industry partners, law firms, and service providers shared information on topics such as solid waste, hazardous waste, environmental law, remediation, vapor intrusion and water resources.

TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, provided two presentations at the conference. Dr. William Anderson delivered a presentation entitled The Fundamentals of Organic Compound Quantification. The presentation addressed basic principles of quantification techniques, including use of calibration curves, surrogates and internal standards. Dr. Anderson is a Senior Analytical Consultant for TestAmerica with more than 30 years of experience in the environmental testing industry. He has extensive project experience in the design of analytical programs for source emissions permitting activities. Dr. Anderson earned his BA in Chemistry and his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Tennessee.

Tom Yoder delivered a presentation entitled Vapor Intrusion Assessments – Introduction to Collecting Quality Vapor Samples. Mr. Yoder’s presentation featured an overview of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final vapor intrusion guidance contained in “OSWER Technical Guide for Assessing and Mitigating the Vapor Intrusion Pathway from Subsurface Vapor Sources to Indoor Air” as well as an overview of sampling methodologies and challenges for soil gas, sub-slab & indoor air samples. Mr. Yoder has more than 25 years’ experience in the environmental laboratory industry, with extensive experience managing laboratories that provide vapor intrusion, ambient air, industrial hygiene and source emissions testing programs. He earned his BS in Business Administration from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania in 1982.


Event Archive

12/13/2016   The Analysis of Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) Including PFOS and PFOA

11/29/2016   Encore Presentation Webinar - Inside the 'Black Box' of an Environmental Testing Laboratory - Basic Analytical Procedures

11/15/2016   Chemical Analysis of Sediments - 'Sediments are more than wet dirt'

10/25/2016   Encore Presentation Webinar - Relationship of the Field Sampler and the Laboratory

10/11/2016   TPH - A Simple Concept?

9/20/2016   Encore Presentation Webinar - An Overview of Environmental Testing Laboratories' Quality System and Data Integrity Programs

9/13/2016   Driving ISM Laboratory Processing Selection with Project Goals

8/2/2016   Webinar on Explosives Methodologies

8/2/2016   2016 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)

7/19/2016   Ask The Expert Webinar on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

6/21/2016   DoD ELAP and QSM Webinar

5/17/2016   Webinar on Laboratory Data Delivery

5/3/2016   Webinar on Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

4/26/2016   Webinar on Environmental Laboratory Testing Procedures

4/20/2016   2016 TDEC Environmental Show of the South in Gatlinburg, TN

4/6/2016   2016 Ohio Brownfield Conference

3/29/2016   Webinar - Relationship of the Field Sampler and the Laboratory

3/15/2016   LEAF Methodology Webinar on March 15

2/16/2016   TestAmerica and Partner QED to Present on Sampling and Analysis of Groundwater at Coal Fired Power Plants

2/9/2016   TestAmerica to Host Part Two of its Vapor Intrusion Webinar Series

1/12/2016   TestAmerica Announces Vapor Intrusion Webinar