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Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

22nd Annual Quality Assurance Conference

Note: The session papers and presentations accessible via this site are posted for conference purposes only. They have not been endorsed by EPA management and thus do not represent an official statement of EPA's views or policy. They are not intended to be used to formulate or support any EPA decision or position. Posting these materials does not indicate EPA adoption or endorsement of the information contained therein. Presentations are added as they are received (or added as the permission from the author is received).

The conference is held in our 12th floor conference center located at 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202google maps logo which is located at the corner of Ross Avenue and Field Street in downtown Dallas.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Time
Session A
Session B
Session C
Session D
Session E
9:30 am
Registration/Information
10:15 am
Opening Remarks
Ronnie Crossland
Acting Assistant Administrator for Management
U.S. EPA, Region 6
                                                                                                                                                     
10:30 am
Monica Jones

Director, Quality Staff


U.S.EPA, Headquarters

11:30 am

Lunch

1:00 pm

 Industrial Application of Green Chemistry
Mary Kirchhoff
American Chemical Society

2:00 pm

Project Management in a Nutshell
Patricia Taylor
U.S. EPA, Region 6

[Abstract]

3:00 pm

EPA Field Operations Group Assessments and Findings
Craig Weeks
U.S. EPA, Region 6

[Presentation]

4:00 pm
Adjourn


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time
Session A
Session B
Session C
Session D
Session E
8:30 AM
 The Future of LIMS
To Boldly Go Where No Laboratory Has Gone Before
Christine Paszko and Mike Tidwell
Accelerated Technology Laboratories

[Abstract]
Facing Both Old and New Challenges  in Environmental Analysis with Triple Quadrupole GC-MS
Eric Phillips Thermofisher
Method Update Rule
William Telliard Consultant
[Presentation]
Microbiology Method Variability and Sensitivity in the Detection of Total Coliforms and E. Coli
Shawn Kassner
ERA
Direct Quantification of Acidic Herbicides in Drinking Water Samples Using Ultra Sensitive UPLC/MS/MS Analysis
  Jordan Blodgett
   Waters

[Abstract]
9:30 AM

Sampling, Measurement and Analysis of VOCs  -  the Tools of the Trade
Nicola Watson
Markes

Green Technology  -  A Look at Reduced Volume Organic Sample Preparation
Judy Morgan
Environmental Science Corporation

- continued -

Field Sampling and Measurement Accreditation
JoAnn Boyd
Southwest Research Institute

[Abstract]

The QuEChERS Sample Preparation Approach and Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas  Chromatography Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Pesticides in Tobacco
Michelle Misselwitz
Restek

10:30 AM
EPA’s GeoPlatform, A New Approach to Geospatial Collaboration
David Parrish
U.S. EPA, Region 6
Connecting Measurement, Monitoring, and Modeling Resources to Fill Data Gaps and Needs
Lara P. (Autry) Phelps
U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park
What Is Next for the MDL
Richard Burrows
Testamerica

[Abstract]
Deficiencies, Findings, and Accreditation
Steven Gibson
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

[Abstract]
[Presentation]
Changes in the Analysis of Pesticides and Herbicides.  Where We Were, Changes We Made Through Time, and Current Trends
Steven Moser
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry
11:30 AM

LUNCH

1:00 PM

Climate Change and International Environmental Law
Nadia Plata
EPTES

Addressing Public and Private Sector  Issues Through Forums and FACA’s
Lara P. (Autry) Phelps
U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park

Laboratory Reports  -  Things That Count
Heather Mann
U.S. EPA, Region 6

Streamlined Sample Preparation Techniques to Support LC-MS  Biomonitoring
Hui Fan
University of Texas at Arlington

[Abstract]

How Applying Smarter GC-Triple Quadrupole Software to Pesticide Analysis Can Improve Your Results
Eric Phillips
ThermoFisher

2:00 PM
Updates on  QA/QC for Air Stack Sampling Individuals and Stack Sampling Companies
Phil Schwindt
Air and Waste Engineering
Dioxin Analysis by High Resolution GC/MS
Naomi Diaz
LECO

[Abstract]
[Presentation]

Continuous Flow-Extractive Desorption Electrospray Ionization:  A Versatile Ambient Ionization Technique for Analysis of Organic Compounds
Li Li
University of Texas at Arlington

[Abstract]

A Novel Integrated Solution to Nutrient Monitoring - The Next Generation in Water Quality Monitoring and Watershed Management Tools
 William Telliard
Consultant

[Abstract]
[Presentation]

Optimizing  Laboratory Productivity With Semi-Volatile EPA Methods Using  Innovative Injection Technology and a New GC/MS
Heidi Grecsek
PerkinElmer

3:00 PM

Rapid and Direct Measurement of Environmental VOCs from Air Using SIFT MS
Wes Kenneweg
Syft

MUR: Implementation of the 12 QC Points
Jack Farrell
Analytical Excellence

Analysis of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products and Other Emerging Environmental Contaminants in Water Using a Highly Efficient GCxGC-TOFMS System
Michelle Misselwitz
Restek

Determination and Characterization of Contaminants in the Environment Using High Resolution Accurate Mass QToF and High Definition Mass Spectrometry
Christopher Shevlin
Waters

[Abstract]

Innovations in UHPLC and MS/MS Technology for Identification  and Quantitation  of Emerging  Food Contaminants
Andre Schreiber
ABSciex

4:00 PM

Oklahoma Red River Ozone Monitoring
Daniel Ross
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

[Abstract]
[Presentation]

Discussion of Laboratory Hot Topics
Jane Hurley
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

GC-MS with Hydrogen Carrier Gas; Method Development and Implementation
Eric Phillips
ThermoFisher

Achieving Lower Detection Limits for Multiple Drinking  Water Methods Using Large Volume Splitless Injections on an Unmodified Split/Splitless Injection Port
Chris Rattray
Restek

Analysis of the Impact of Natural Products on Pesticide New Active Ingredient Registrations from 1997-2000
Charles Cantrell
U.S. Department of Agriculture

5:00 PM
Adjourn

 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Time
Session A
Session B
Session C
Session D
Session E
8:30 AM

Basic Chemistry and Operation of Currently Approved Wet Chemical Methods
William Lipps
Xylem

QA/QC for the Prevention of Contamination of Emerging Contaminant Compounds.
Timothy Oden
U.S. Geological Survey

What’s Wrong with This Data?  Ensuring Legal Defensibility
JoAnn Boyd
Southwest Research Institute

[Abstract]

A World-Wide and Cross-Industry Look at Pesticide Analysis
Kory Kelly
Phenomenex

Regional Science Council

9:30 AM
- continued -

Analysis of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Water Using Microbore  High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass  Spectrometry
Lou Horak
AB Sciex

Quality Assurance Strategies for the Use of Existing Data (Literature, Databases, Studies, etc.)
Marion Kelly
U.S. EPA, Headquarters

Novel Scientific Information System Evaluated for Semi-Quantitative High Throughput Screening of Pesticide Residues in Food
Christopher Shevlin
Waters

[Abstract]
Regional Science Council
10:30 AM

- continued -

Pharmaeuticals and Personal Care Products in Water
Jennifer Krone
AB Sciex

- continued -

Ethics Continued:  Motivating Employees to Compliance
 JoAnn Boyd
Southwest Research Institute

[Abstract]

Regional Science Council

11:30 AM

LUNCH

1:00 PM

- continued -

Features and Benefits of the Usage of a Dynamic Headspace Sampler-GC-TOFMS System in Water Analysis
Manuela Bergna   and Ilaria Ferrante
Dani Instruments

[Abstract]

EPA’s Response to the Fukashima Japan Nuclear Emergency
Nick Stone
U.S. EPA, Region 6

[Presentation]
Monitoring Groundwater Quality in the Barnett Shale
Doug D. Carlton, Jr.
University of Texas at Arlington

[Abstract]

Regional Science Council

2:00 PM

- continued -

An In-depth Guide to Optimizing Semi-Volatile Analyses
Kory Kelly
Phenomenex

Detection of Cyanobacteria and Their Toxins in Water
Jay Wright
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

[Presentation]
Current Challenges in Environmental Analysis - A Panel Discussion
Laura Bush
Editorial Director LCGC and Spectroscopy
Moderator
[Abstract]
3:00 PM

- continued -

Clean Chemistry Techniques and Method Development Tips for Trace Metals Analysis
Randy Mercurio
Eastern Research Group

[Abstract]
and
Method Development Studies for Hexavalent Chromium in Ambient Air
Victoria Genther Eastern Research Group

Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3) - New Development in Trace Analysis
Johnson Mathew
U.S. EPA, Region 6

Panel Discussion continued-

4:00 PM


- continued -

Higher Order Tandem Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Analysis of Antioxidant Compounds
Jeremy S. Barnes
University of Texas at Arlington

[Abstract]
Electronic Reporting -  Using SDWIS Lab-to-State
Mark McCasland  and
Andew Waite
U.S. EPA,  Region 6

Panel Discussion continued-

5:00 PM
Adjourn

Immediately after the last presentation of the day, there will be a meeting of the State Drinking Water Certification Officers.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time
Session A
Session B
Session C
Session D
Session E

8:30 AM

Measurement Uncertaintty Workshop
Lynn Vanatta
[Abstract]

Utilizing the Selectivity of Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry Lower  Detection Limits and Increase Confidence in Trace Level Analysis
Jim Edwards
Bruker Corporation
Update on Activities of the NELAC Institute
Jerry Parr
NELAC Institute

[Abstract]

Satisfying EPA Methods 1631 and 245.7.  Practical Considerations for Mercury Determinations At or Below the Part-per-Trillion Level
David Pfeil
Teledyne

[Abstract]

Regional Science Council

9:30 AM
- continued -
Key Applications for Multiple Reaction Monitoring  in Environmental Analysis
Ed George
Bruker Corporation
Introduction to Solid Phase Extraction  - Using the Power of Chromatography to Solve Sample Preparation Challenges
Greg Jeter
Waters
10 ppb HGC Analysis of Water Samples from Hydraulic Fracking
Charles Lyle
Xylem
Regional Science Council
10:30 AM
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Regional Science Council
11:30 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM
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2:00 PM
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3:00 PM
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4:00 PM
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Adjourn

 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Time
Session A
Session B
Session C
Session D
Session E
8:30 AM
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9:30 AM
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10:30 AM
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11:30 AM
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noon

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