National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)
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The 23nd Annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC), was held August 20-24, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA. The proceedings can be found at NEMC Web Site .
The 22nd Annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC), was held August 28-31, 2006 at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22203. The proceedings can be found at NEMC Web Site .
The 21st Annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC), was held July 25-29, 2005 at the Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. No proceedings are available.
NEMC 2004 - Protecting People and the Environment Through Environmental Monitoring
The 20th conference was held July 19-22, 2004 at the Wyndham Washington Hotel in Washington, DC. The proceedings can be found at the NEMC Web Site .
NEMC 2003 - Protecting People and the Environment Through Environmental Monitoring
NEMC is the new name for the venerable Waste Testing and Quality Assurance (WTQA) Symposium. The name change reflects WTQA's growth and diversification and our commitment to provide you a forum for addressing policy and technical issues that affect monitoring in all media and across all environmental programs. The 19th conference was held July 21-24, 2003 at the Hilton Hotel in Crystal City, Arlington ,VA. No proceedings are available.
WTQA 2002 - Sound Science Through Effective Project Planning
The 18th Annual Waste Testing and Quality Assurance (WTQA) symposium was held August 10 -15, 2002 at the Crystal City Hilton Hotel in Arlington, VA. The theme was "Sound Science Through Effective Project Planning". The 2002 Proceedings are available only on CD-ROM. If you wish to request a copy, please contact the Independent Laboratory Institute at 1629 K St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006-1633.
WTQA 2001 - Effective Environmental Information
The 17th Annual Waste Testing and Quality Assurance (WTQA) symposium was held August 12 - 16, 2001 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The theme for WTQA 2001 was "Effective Environmental Information". The Final Program (PDF) (8 pp, 40K) can be viewed. The WTQA proceedings from 1997 - 2001 are available on-line. To view them, go to the WTQA Proceedings page.
WTQA 2000 - Environmental Sampling and Analysis in the 21st Century
The 16th Annual Waste Testing and Quality Assurance (WTQA) symposium was held August 5-10, 2000 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The theme for WTQA 2000 was "Environmental Sampling and Analysis in the 21st Century". The WTQA proceedings from 1997 - 2001 are available on-line. To view them, go to the WTQA Proceedings page.
For more information about the symposium, download the WTQA 2000 Brochure (PDF) (8 pp, 178K).
Public Meeting on Waste Leaching
In conjunction with the 1999 WTQA symposium, the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery held a Public Meeting on the Development of New Waste Leaching Procedures. The meeting was held on July 22-23, 1999 in Crystal City, VA. To view the proceedings of this meeting please go to the Public Meeting on Waste Leaching page.
The WTQA proceedings from 1997 - 2001 are on-line. To view them, go to the WTQA Proceedings page.
What is the NEMC?
As part of its efforts to increase the role of the scientific community in implementation of monitoring under the RCRA and CERCLA programs, EPA joined in a partnership with other organizations to annually sponsor the NEMC symposium. The symposium was initiated in 1985 as the Waste Testing and Quality Assurance (WTQA) symposium as part of EPA's efforts to foster a partnership among the Agency, the regulated community, the public, state regulatory agencies, and the other members of the RCRA and CERCLA monitoring community. NEMC has three goals:
- to serve as a forum for all interested parties to work together to solve RCRA and CERCLA environmental monitoring and waste characterization problems in a cost-effective manner,
- to give state regulatory agencies and the public timely information about EPA activities that might affect their programs, and
- to permit the members of the monitoring community an opportunity to exchange information and experiences in using both existing and new monitoring methods and approaches.
Who Should Attend?
- Lab Managers and Directors
- QA/QC Managers
- Regulatory Affairs Managers
- Senior Analysts
- Anyone else concerned with RCRA-related monitoring!
The Benefits of Attending
All NEMC Symposium attendees will have the valuable opportunity to share new monitoring approaches and technologies and contribute to discussions regarding regulatory issues and initiatives. Your input can make a difference in future Agency efforts related to environmental monitoring. As an attendee, you will be able to:
- Have one-on-one discussions with key regulators about problems and issues facing the industry.
- Obtain the information you need to better plan for future capital purchases and staffing levels.
- Learn how to save time and money when performing sampling and analysis techniques.
- Improve the efficacy of your characterizations.
- Get a head start on your competition by learning about new technologies and regulations traveling down the EPA pipeline.
Presenting a Paper
Presenting a paper at the NEMC provides an opportunity to show your laboratory clients the depth of your experience and your expertise in using new, more cost-effective monitoring approaches. You can also show new technologies to potential developers, help improve the quality of the nation's environmental monitoring, and share obstacles so that solutions might be found.
EPA encourages regulatory agencies, regulated entities, laboratories, and other members of the commercial and academic communities to submit papers. The call for papers typically occurs in December or January, with abstracts due back by February or March. Symposium is usually held in either late July or August.
NEMC Mailing List
If you would like to be added to the NEMC mailing list or would like more information on submitting a paper, please:
Send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to include your Name, Job Title, Affiliation, Street or PO Box, City, State, Zip, Telephone, Fax and E-mail.