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Archive of Triad-related news and events.
New Field Accreditation Standard Being Developed
July 1, 2005
The Institute for National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation (INELA), a consensus standards development organization, is currently in the process of developing an accreditation standard for organizations conducting environmental field sampling and on-site measurements. The Field Activities Committee, an expert committee of INELA, will begin a 2-year standards development cycle by introducing a Working Draft Standard (initial draft) version of this field accreditation standard at its semiannual summer meeting in Raleigh, NC on August 11, 2005.
Organizations that are conducting environmental field sampling and on-site measurements, and stakeholders (or other interested parties) are invited to participate in the August 11th INELA Field Activities workshop. Workshop participants will work with the committee, in an open forum, to review and critique the draft field accreditation standard. As stakeholders, you are also invited to join INELA and pursue formal member status in the Field Activities Committee. Committee membership provides the opportunity to be at the forefront of constructing this field accreditation standard.
The Field Activities Committee workshop on August 11th in Raleigh is part of a week-long conference event, sponsored by INELA and EPA. A special 1-day registration fee has been established for those individuals wishing to attend the 1-day workshop of the Field Activities Committee on August 11th. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Capital Center Hotel close to world famous museums, universities and Research Triangle Park. Full conference details, on-line registration, and other important information regarding the conference may be found on the INELA web site at http://www.inela.org/Conferences/conferences.html.
See you in Raleigh!
Jerry L. Parr, Executive Director
Institute for National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation (INELA)
Spots Still Available For January Triad Training
December 23, 2004
Spots Still Available For January Triad Training. A Triad training is being offered January 12 -14 in Providence, Rhode Island. A few spots are still available. To register or find more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=300&classid=2367.
Seven Triad Projects Featured in EPA's July 2004 Technology News and Trends
August 25, 2004
The July 2004 issue of EPAs Technology News and Trends highlights the Triad, and includes brief summaries for seven different projects where the Triad was successfully implemented. Technology News and Trends is a newsletter for environmental professionals that features a combination of articles on innovative, in-situ technologies for the characterization and treatment of soil, sediment, and ground water. This issue of Technology News and Trends is available for viewing in the Triad Resource Center Triad Resource Center Reading Room.
Avoiding Common Triad Misconceptions
August 25, 2004
The Fall issue of the journal Remediation: The Journal of Environmental Cleanup Costs, Technologies & Techniques© (2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.) will feature an article entitled "The Maturing of the Triad Approach: Avoiding Misconceptions." The article addresses common misunderstandings about key Triad concepts. A preprint of the article is available for viewing in the Triad Resource Center Reading Room.
Upcoming Triad Conference Presentations
July 19, 2004
Presentations featuring the Triad will be available at a number of upcoming conferences and workshops across the country.
- The 20th Annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference, Washington, D.C., July 21, 2004. (http://www.nemc.us)
- 2004 AFCEE Technology Transfer Workshop, San Antonio, TX, August 17, 2004. (http://www.afcee.brooks.af.mil/products/techtrans/workshop/pastworkshop.asp)
- Midwestern States Risk Assessment Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, Aug. 25-27, 2004. (http://www.spea.indiana.edu/msras/)
- 12th Annual Sampling, On-Site Analysis, and Sample Preparation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 16-17, 2004.(http://www.pacslabs.com)
- Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water, Amhearst, MA, Oct. 17-21, 2004. (http://www.umasssoils.com/)
- The Environmental Management and Security for Defense Conference, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26-27, 2004. (http://www.idga.org)
For more information, please check the Triad Resource Center's list of upcoming Workshops and Conferences.