Mission

The SAME Environmental Community of Interest (ECOI) supports the SAME Strategic Plan of 2025. The ECOI will support and engage SAME Posts, DoD and Federal Agencies by providing members with a wide range of programs, activities, and information to enable them to stay on the forefront of environmental technologies, management and regulatory developments facing the A/E/C community and national security.  The ECOI is committed to creating opportunities and programs that facilitate meaningful relationships between leaders in industry and government, leading to increased collaboration and partnering.

 


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Community Chair

Rick Wice, PG
Battelle
(412) 260-9694

Environmental Community Call

When: Third Wednesday of Every Month
Next Call: May 18, 2022 | 3PM ET/Noon PT

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Agenda:

Welcome & Self introductions
By Chair: Rick Wice (Battelle)

  • Name
  • Affiliation/Company
  • Location
  • SAME Post Affiliation (if any)
  • What you would like to get out of the ECOI
  • What you can do for the ECOI

Presentation
15–20-minute presentation by the ECOI’s Emerging Issues Co-Chair- Bill DiGuiseppi
A Guide to USEPA’s PFAS Strategy Road Map”.
Followed by an update on the PFAS IGE Project

Steering Committee

Outreach and Communications: Mr. Rick Gillespie (Regenesis )

Webinars and JETC: Jane Huber (EurofinsUS)

Regulatory Compliance: Judy Gallagher (AECOM)

Young Member Liaisons: Kayla Devault (USPHS) and Andrew Colvin (US Army)

Remediation Programs: Chris Hook, PE (Tetra Tech)

NEPA:  Jennifer Warf (AECOM)

Laboratory Services: Jim Carter, F.SAME (EmaxLabs)

Emerging Issues: William H. DiGuiseppi, PG (Jacobs)

Small Business Liaison: David Rose (Rose Consultants, LLC)

Post Outreach Liaison: Michael Hanlon (Sovereign Consulting Inc.)

Air Quality Issues: Massie Hatch President, MS Hatch Consulting

 

Overview

  • BRAC/Privatization
  • Munitions Response and Operational Range Sustainment
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Community Involvement
  • Analytical Environmental Testing/Data Quality
  • Environmental Information Systems/Geospatia

Upcoming Events


A Reintroduction to PFAS.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

1 PDH

Format: Big Marker (Login information will be sent to you separately)

Cost:
Free for SAME Members
$25.00 for Non-members

Webinar description:

PFAS impacts from the historical use of aqueous film forming foam are widespread and affect many aspects of the function and future of our military bases. However, the amount of information about PFAS available can be overwhelming. This is the first in a series of presentations that will distill the vast amount of information into digestible quantities and focus on what you need to know. This webinar will provide a baseline understanding of PFAS and cover the “what, when, where, why, and now what.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the SAME Environmental COI PFAS Industry-Government Engagement project to providing learning resources for DOD personnel to understand the PFAS issue better
  • Learn about PFAS history of use, nomenclature, chemistry, and regulation
  • Get introduced to sampling, analysis, mobility, risk assessment, and treatment

Speakers:
Bill DiGuiseppi, Emerging Issues, Vice Chair for the SAME Environmental COI; Jacobs
Lisa Kammer, Principal Project Geologist, Weston Solutions

Moderator:
Rick Wice, Chair, SAME Environmental COI; Battelle

Register for the event


ITRC Training

There is no cost to register for these webinars.
View the webinars.

SERDP-ESTCP Training: Internet-Based Trainings coming up in December and January 2022 may be found at SERDP-ESTCP Training Opportunities.  There is no cost to register for these webinars.

SERDP and ESTCP have launched a webinar series to promote the transfer of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions developed through projects funded in five program areas. The webinar series targets Department of Defense and Department of Energy practitioners, the regulatory community and environmental researchers with the goal of providing cutting edge and practical information that is easily accessible at no cost.

NAVFAC Technology Transfer

Another excellent source of information and webinars.

Join the mailing list | View NAVFAC Environmental Restoration and BRAC website

ECOI Participants Input and Closing Comments

Adjourn