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					                  F.S.E.A.
                  Post Office Box 153, Ormond Beach, Florida 32175-0153


August 31, 2005


   PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RECORDS – NEW ADDRESS, PHONE, and FAX
                  Florida Society of Environmental Analysts
                                  P.O. Box 153
                      Ormond Beach, Florida 32175-0153
Phone/Fax: 386/441-3111 ₪ email: fsea@earthlink.net ₪ website: www.fsea.net



Dear FSEA Member/Supporter:
You are invited to attend the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts 2005 Fall Meeting
and Technical Session. The meeting is scheduled for October 19-21, 2005 at the
Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort located at 950 Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach,
Florida 33441.
This meeting promises to be both informative and beneficial to all analysts and managers
in the environmental field. Come join us for an opportunity to exchange ideas and
information.
If you should need accommodations, the FSEA room rate is $115.00 per night + $14.00
per night parking/resort fee. Hotel reservations must be made prior to September 19,
2005 to guarantee group rate. Therefore, early reservations are suggested and should be
arranged directly with the hotel. You may contact the hotel for reservations at
(954) 426-0478. Be sure to mention that you will be attending the FSEA meeting. If you
make a room reservation and for any reason you are unable to attend the meeting, room
cancellations with full credit will be honored until 48 hours prior to your arrival date.
Registration forms and fees must be received no later than October 10, 2005.
We hope to see you at the meeting and encourage early registration to help with our
planning.
For further information, please contact FSEA at (386) 441-3111 or fsea@earthlink.net.

Sincerely,

Richard Walker
FSEA President
www.fsea.net
           FSEA FALL MEETING AGENDA – October 19-21, 2005
 EMBASSY SUITES DEERFIELD BEACH RESORT– DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2005

Recent Developments in Method Detection and Practical Quantitation Limits

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM         Registration

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM          “Florida Department of Environmental Protection Table as
                           Required by Rule 62-4.246(4), F.A.C., Testing Methods for
                           Dischargers to Surface water”
                           Andrew Tintle and Michael Blizzard, FDEP, Bureau of
                           Laboratories, Environmental Assessment Section

Discussions and solicitation for comment on testing methods and target method detection limits
and practical quantitation limits proposed for revisions to the table required by Rule 62-4.246
(4), F.A.C., applicable to permit applications, permits, monitoring reports and other sources of
data relating to discharges to surface water.


2:15 PM – 2:45 PM         Discussion, Break, and Refreshments


2:45 PM – 4:00 PM          “National Efforts to Bring Science to Detection and
                           Quantitation in the Environmental Arena”
                           Jerry Parr, Principle Scientist, Catalyst Information Resources

Since 1979, the USEPA has promoted the concept of a Method Detection Limit. For over 20
years, many in the scientific community have argued that EPA’s MDL procedure in 40 CFR Part
136 is not based on science. In 2004, after considering public comments on a proposed rule to
change the procedure for the MDL, EPA withdrew this proposal and created a Federal Advisory
Committee (FAC) to provide advice to the agency on how detection and quantitation limits
should be defined and determined. Concurrently with this effort, EPA’s Office of Ground Water
and Drinking Water has been promoting the concept of a Lowest Concentration Minimum
reporting Level (LCMRL).

This workshop will provide a fundamental discussion on detection and quantitation limits,
including the internationally recognized definitions and ways of establishing them, a thorough
critique of EPA’s MDL procedure, a comprehensive description of the LCMRL, an update on
efforts of the EPA FAC, and recommendations for what constitutes scientifically valid detection
and quantitation limits.     The presentation will include a discussion of how many of our
instrument calibration procedures greatly effect detection limits.
         FSEA FALL MEETING AGENDA – OCTOBER 19-21, 2005
EMBASSY SUITES DEERFIELD BEACH RESORT – DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005 – Technical Session

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     Registration – Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM     “An Innovative Approach to Automatic Solvent Drying and
                               Concentration of Environmental Extracts”
                      Russell Morgan, SE Technical Representative, Horizon
                      Technology, Inc.

9:50 AM – 10:50 AM    Exhibitor Break – Refreshments

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM   “Uncertainty Measurements Associated with Certified
                      Values of Metals Reference Materials”
                      Nimi Kocherlakota, Vice President, CRM Manufacturing, Spex
                      Certiprep

11:45 PM – 1:00 PM    Lunch (provided) – FSEA Business Meeting and Officer
                      Elections

1:05 PM – 1:55 PM     “Data Integrity – How Do We Verify and Assure It?”
                      Richard Amano, President/Principal Chemist, Laboratory Data
                      Consultants, Inc.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM     “Managing Hazardous Waste in the Laboratory”
                      Janine Kraemer, Environmental Specialist II, FDEP Central
                      District, Hazardous Waste Program

2:50 PM – 3:50 PM     Exhibitor Break – Refreshments

3:50 PM – 4:40 PM     “Interpretations and Clarifications: The Way Things Really
                      Are”
                      Steve Arms, Environmental Laboratory Certification
                      Administrator, Florida Department of Health

4:40 PM - ?           Door Prizes

6:00 PM – ???         Welcome Reception on the Beachfront Patio of the
                      Embassy Suites Hotel Deerfield Beach Resort
         FSEA FALL MEETING AGENDA – OCTOBER 19-21, 2005
EMBASSY SUITES DEERFIELD BEACH RESORT – DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2005

Regulatory Updates

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM         Registration – Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM        “NELAC Self-Sufficiency – Making it Happen”
                          David M. Epstein, Chief Scientist, NFSTC; and Priscilla W.
                          Miller, NIJ Cooperative Agreement and Compliance Manager

The National Forensic Science Technology Center's (NFSTC's) longest running and most widely
recognized program is its Accreditation Program for laboratories that conduct DNA analysis.
The NFSTC is an independent, nonprofit, corporation established in 1995 and located in Largo,
FL. It began operating in 1996 initially on a
fee-for-service basis and later through a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of
Justice.    Given their expertise in the accomplishment of self-sufficiency, the National
Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) has been learning from them in
order to accomplish these goals as well. This session will be a two-fold opportunity to learn
more about an organization's success in self-sufficiency
in addition to a facilitated discussion on your thoughts surrounding the goals for NELAC in
making the same accomplishments.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM       Discussion, Break and Refreshments

10:45 AM – 12:00 AM       “Regulatory Discussion Forum”
                          Silky Labie, Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
                          Quality Assurance Department; Steve Arms, Environmental
                          Laboratory Certification Administrator, Florida Department of
                          Health ; Lara Autry, NELAC/NELAP Director, USEPA;          Jerry
                          Parr, Executive Director, Institute for Environmental Laboratory
                          Accreditation

Representatives of several organizations responsible for regulating and developing policy that
directly affect the environmental laboratory community will be on hand to answer questions
previously solicited from the FSEA membership. The panel will provide clarification on
standards and procedures as well as share insight about emerging issues. This is an
opportunity to interact directly with the panel and get difficult questions answered.

                  CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE - WWW.FSEA.NET
Your Website Committee has been working hard to bring you this new website full of many of your
suggestions and ideas. On it you will find additional information about the upcoming FSEA Fall
Meeting, such as how to nominate someone for the Board of Directors or where to send your
questions for Friday’s Regulatory Discussion Forum. Please visit us soon!
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                        FSEA FALL MEETING – OCTOBER 19-21, 2005
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       DETECTION LIMITS WORKSHOP – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2005
       1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
       Part 1: FDEP Public Hearing - Testing                 FSEA Member $35.00________
       Methods for Surface Water Dischargers                 Non-Member $75.00*________
       Part II: National Efforts to Bring Science in
       Detection and Quantitation in the Environmental Arena

       TECHNICAL SESSION – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005
                     FSEA Member - $90.00 _____                 Non-Member - $130.00* _____
       REGULATOR WORKSHOP – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2005
       9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
       Part I: NELAC Self-Sufficiency                                FSEA Member $35.00________
       Part II: Regulatory Discussion Forum                          Non-Member $75.00*_______

       *Non-Member Registration fees include FSEA membership through December 31, 2006.
       Non-Members need only pay Non-member fee once (example: Technical Session
        $130.00, Workshop $35.00 or One Workshop $75.00, Second Workshop $35.00).
       TOTAL REMITTANCE: _________                  FEIN: 59-1932954
       Registration Instructions: Please fax forms to 386/441-3111. Then, send registration
       form and check payable to FSEA no later than October 10, 2005 to:

                            Florida Society of Environmental Analysts
                                          P.O. Box 153
                               Ormond Beach, Florida 32175-0153

            Phone/Fax: 386/441-3111 ₪ email: fsea@earthlink.net ₪ website:
                                    www.fsea.net

				
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