EIA 2017 National Conference & Exhibition

March 25, 2017 9:00 AM to March 29, 2017 5:00 PM
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Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819



We invite you to join us in Orlando, to the only conference you’ll need all year. The Annual EIA Conference & Exposition is the source for information on mold identification and remediation, environmental sampling and analysis, lead-based paint abatement, asbestos management, indoor air quality, regulatory compliance audits, environmental site assessments, and environmental management systems. 

EIA’s National Conference has long earned our attendees continuing education points from ABIH, ACAC and other certifying bodies. Information generation, collection and dissemination is our primary focus. Therefore, we strive to ensure that practical, real world information will be provided to those who need it most - your fellow industry professionals and potential clients.

The EIA 2017 National Conference & Exhibitions will feature

  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Technical Presentations
  • State–of–the–Art Product Demonstrations
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Great Social Events
  • Networking and Buying Opportunities

Sunday, March 26, 2017, Tee times at 8:00am
EIA 2017 Golf Tournament – Rosen Shingle Golf Club
No matter your skill level, the EIA Annual Golf Tournament is one of the best times to be had! Join us for a great day of golf, networking, and a whole lot of fun! The registration fee is $175 and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, awards & fun! For additional information on the tournament, to register, or if you wish to sponsor the event, please contact the Environmental Information Association at 888-343-4342 or info@ eia-usa.org.

EIA 2017 President's Reception – Osceola Courtyard/Poolside
Join us for some light fare and a welcome cocktail, to kick off the EIA 2017 Conference! This is a perfect time to meet up with old friends...and make some new ones.

Monday, March 27, 2017
EIA Annual Meeting & Opening General Session – 8:30am

This session is open to all conference attendees! The schedule for this session includes the introduction of EIA governance, a short presentation by EIA Managing Director J. Brent Kynoch, EIA President Kevin Cannan and EIA 2016 Conference Chairs Chris Gates. This session also features the presentation of the 2016 Jack Snider Jr. Award and the EIA 2017 keynote address presented by Allan Ashworth, Ph.D.

The Environmental Information Association welcomes Allan Ashworth, PhD as our EIA 2017 featured Keynote Speaker. Dr. Allan Ashworth is a researcher and a teacher in paleoecology, stratigraphy and sedimentology at North Dakota State University. He specializes in insects and their response to climate change.  His current projects are based on fossil assemblages from the Quaternary of North and South America and the Miocene of Antarctica. He is also collaborating with a large group of scientists from around the world to develop the Neotoma Paleoecology Database. His research is featured in the film ‘Ice People’, the NOVA documentary ‘Secrets Beneath The Ice’ and in Science magazine. Fossil discoveries made in Antarctica are featured in articles in National Geographic and in the world press, and are recognized in the New Zealand Geographic Board citation for the Ashworth Glacier.  He is currently the president of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)

EIA 2017 Technical Program – Monday, March 27 – Wednesday March, 29
10:30am - 12:00pm
Session 1
Resuspension of Settled Asbestos Dust - A Review of Exposure Assessments Related to Cleaning Asbestos
Steve Compton When working with asbestos-containing materials, aerosolized asbestos fibers may ultimately settle out on nonportable surfaces, like counters and floors, as well as portable surfaces like a lunch box or an individual's body, hair and clothing. Asbestos fibers settling on nonportable surfaces will accumulate over time and may be resuspended into the air during cleanup activities. Asbestos fibers settling on portable surfaces may be carried to other locations, like the worker's home where fibers may be resuspended into the air during and can resettle and accumulate over time. The speaker for this talk will discuss the results of previously published assessments and more recent studies of fiber release involving cleanup activities like sweeping settled dust and laundering asbestos-contaminated clothes.

Session 2 Part 1
OSHA's New Crystalline Silica Rule: Challenges & Opportunities
Adele Abrams, Esq. CMSP This session will review the components of the new OSHA Silica Rule for the general industry and construction, including legal issues and compliance guidance.
Session 2 Part 2
Overview of the OSHA Silica Rule
Robert DeMalo This session will provide an overview of the new OSHA Silica Rule, including important changes such as the lower PEL, new action limit, and new employer requirements.

Session 3
Operating A Successful Environmental Business: Move from Surviving to Thriving with 3 Single Components to Building Stronger Teams
David Branch
When growing your business, the question you inevitably have is, "Can I depend on my team?" The amount of confidence you have in your team has a direct impact on your business' rate of growth. This session will guide you in establishing the core beliefs and culture of your company, building a team to support the culture of the owners ideals, retaining employees by providing more than just a paycheck, identifying what it takes to retain great employees, incentivizing your team to produce faster, with higher quality and higher profits, nearly eliminating the stress of being a business owner. When you leave this presentation, you will know the secrets to building and maintaining a strong and cohesive team that you can depend on and grow with throughout 2017 and beyond.

First Time Attendee? Want to Join a State or Regional Chapter? Attend our First Timers/Meet the Chapters Mixer! EIA leadership invites EIA Conference first-timers, and anyone looking to get involved in their state or regional chapter to join us for a quick introduction and meet and greet! There are no strangers at an EIA Conference…so join us here to get acquainted and find out more of what EIA is all about!

Session 4
Mycotoxins, Phycotoxins, and Cyanotoxins: What They Are and How to Remediate
Alan Neumann, PhD
There are a few scientific-level studies on causation and effects of toxicoses related to phycotoxins (toxins released by algae) and cyanotoxins (released by cyanobacteria). Like mycotoxins, the chemical construction of each toxin is difficult to discover. Unless one has a training in phycology, including some mention of cyanobacteria, consultants may be hard-pressed to provide answers to clients. Most turn to known algaecides, such as sodium hypochlorite, ozone, or chlorine dioxide. These work, but are toxic and corrosive to living organisms, as well as non-living objects. It is recommended here that sodium percarbonate be used in carefully planned and written protocols. It leaves no residue, it is not toxic under most scenarios, and it is not corrosive under the conditions set in the protocols. It has been demonstrated to kill fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria, as well as neutralize the toxins it encounters.

Session 5 Part 1
The Risks and Rewards of Independent Certification
Adam Andrews
ACAC Director of Operations Adam Andrews presents an informative survey of the professional certification world, demonstrating why you should think twice before applying for an independent credential.  Adam explains the psychometric and statistical requirements that distinguish the best certifications – without boring the audience!  Attendees will leave the session with a firm understanding of the risks associated with private industry credentials, and also the potential rewards of obtaining a third-party accredited designation.
Session 5 Part 2
Go Team! Consequences of Owners Picking the Wrong Team
David Matson, CHMM The asbestos and lead industry is becoming commoditized by an influx of both consultants and contractors who lack the experience and expertise to effectively perform their services. The low cost these firms offer owners to win work often results in significant project delays and total project costs far exceeding expectations and budgets. We will discuss two separate case studies and lessons learned when poor performing team members did not bring value to the owner.

Session 6 Part 1
The Impact of the ASHRAE Standard for Legionella Control in Building Water Systems
Zhe Zhang, PhD
In June 2015, ASHRAE released Standard 188 for Legionella risk management in building water system. The new standard focuses on the creation and implementation of a documented risk management process by the owners and managers of buildings. The New 188 standard puts the responsibility of implementing Legionella prevention plan essentially on all building operators’ shoulders. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188 willbecome the primary document in litigation related to Legionnaires’ disease. Standard 188 could affect laws or be adopted as law, particularly since it is an ANSI regulation-ready standard. It will increase the cost of managing building water systems for Legionella control and maintenance costs, but lowers healthcare costs by reducing disease and litigation cases. The common used disinfection method for Legionella control in building water system is also introduced in this paper.
Session 6 Part 2
Sampling & Analysis for Legionella: What an Investigator Should Know Before Starting a Project
Jason Dobranic, Ph.D.
Legionella cases are on the rise in North America and with the promulgation of the New York City and New York State regulations, as well as the publication of the ASHRAE 188 standard, have finally put a spotlight on controlling exposure. In the past, Legionella outbreaks would force building owners and operators to take action but now the emphasis is on proactive monitoring and testing of cooling towers and water systems for Legionella contamination. Consultants and IAQ professionals are participating more in these investigations and routine testing. This presentation will cover the sampling protocols you need to know before going to a job site and will explain the analytical options available from laboratories. Differences between the ISO and CDC culture methods will be discussed as well as molecular approaches.

Session 7
Contaminated School - A Case Study - What Happens When it is Discovered That a School is Built on an Abandoned Landfill
Chris Broadbent
John Lewis
Oily discharge contaminated with heavy metals and PAHs was observed seeping out of an embankment onto an active school playground at several locations. This situation not only created a health risk for the school students and staff, but also created public health and environmental regulatory concerns, community outrage and panic amongst the parents. This case study will discuss the investigative process, sampling procedures, interpretation of results, assessing risk, developing feasible remediation options, interaction with the local school board, satisfying regulators and managing outrage.

Session 8
The Impact of New York State's 2016 Mold Licensing Requirement on Indoor Air Quality Assessments
Angelos Lampousis, PhD
Mark Drozdov, BSI, CAI, CMA, SSM
As of January 2016, New York joined a select number of states in regulating mold. The New York State Department of Labor has approved mold-related training courses in three levels, ranging from two to four days. These include the mold abatement worker, mold remediation contractor, and mold assessor courses. In this presentation we share the experience obtained to date from delivering the above referenced courses and challenges as an approved training provider. We also evaluate the relative effectiveness of the mode of delivery as it relates to different audiences.

Session 9
Drywall Joint compound by Visual Estimation, Point Counting, and TEM
Andreas Saldivar Drywall joint compounds can be difficult samples to analyze by EPA PLM methods and it is not uncommon to find low concentrations of asbestos near the 1% level. Results for these samples are typically reported as less than 1%, trace, or 2%. The EPA asbestos NESHAP regulations (40 CFR Part 61.141) require for samples containing less than 10% asbestos, the client either; assumes ACM by visual estimation or to employ a 400 point counting procedure to determine asbestos percentage. In net effect, to determine if truly <1%, point counting procedures must be used. Using this method it is not uncommon for a joint compound sample that was determined to be greater than 1% result by visual estimation to become less than 1% when point counting procedures are used. Factors that contribute to this include, among others: manufacturing of the joint compound, analyst overestimation, analyst experience, matrix interference, and asbestos fiber size. If the sample is then prepared using gravimetric techniques and analyzed by TEM bulk methods, such as the NYSDOH ELAP 198.4, greater than 1% asbestos is often found. This can leave the end user with the dilemma of having a less than 1% PLM point count result, which is in compliance with NESHAP, and a greater than 1% TEM result. TEM is considered a ‘best practice’ in this case, its use is not required for NESHAP compliance. This study will compare the analysis of numerous joint compound samples by all three methods and show the frequency of result changes within those methods.

IAQ Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All
Contractors’ Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All

Tuesday, March 28, 2016

Spotlight Session
An Analysis of the Economic and Environmental Impact of the U.S. EPA's Brownfields Program in New York and New Jersey from 2009 to 2014 Using GIS
Schenine Mitchell
Cindy Wang
Karmin Chong
Angelo Lampousis, Ph.D.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency as part of its mission to protect human health and the environment has developed a Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative designed to empower States, communities and other stakeholders in economic development to work collaboratively to in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse brownfields. In order to effectively carry out the mission of the Brownfields Program, all ten regions share in the same goal of redeveloping brownfields. In this project we explore correlations between median household income and Brownfields funding (i.e., Phase I/Phase II assessments and clean-up grants). Our hypothesis is that the median household income may increase as an effect of EPA funding allocated to respective communities within EPA’s region 2. This includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. For this project we focus on grants allocated within New York and New Jersey for the period 2009-2014. The available data sets were analyzed statistically and graphed using ArcGIS. We produced a series of maps summarizing and comparing census data to actual Brownfield sites that received funding during the period in consideration. This presentation captures our progress to date. Our conclusions are constrained by additional analysis that is required, which we expect to perform in the following period.

Session 10
Safeguarding Our National Resources - Monitoring the Dakota Pipeline
Lance Loken, PSC
Joseph A. Martinetti, MS
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is a 1,172 mile long oil transfer pipeline designed to transport Bakken crude oil from the Williston basin of North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. A law firm in North Dakota assembled a landowners group which negotiated for the landowners prior to the start of construction. The law firm’s negotiations resulted in WPC being retained to monitor the work on the pipeline project, including determining topsoil depths prior to construction work. Three phases of the operation were monitored during the construction process, including 1) topsoil/subsoil removal and segregation, 2) trenching, and 3) topsoil/subsoil replacement. Once the land was returned to its natural topography, it was stabilized to prevent erosion over the winter months. In the spring of 2017 WPC will also be involved in monitoring seeding of tame and native rangeland and subsequent monitoring of the re-vegetation process. The overall project was straight-forward, however, the soils varied from high quality native soils, to saline or sodic soils, and these soils with saline or sodic conditions required special handling and segregation. DAPL contractors were required to follow specific protocol, and WPC was involved in assuring that the requirements for the landowner group were met. The lawyer representing the landowner group was successful in achieving more stringent handling and reclamation processes than were required on lands that were not within the landowner group.

Session 11 (10:00-10:45am)
Overview of the New BSR*/IICRC S540 Trauma and Crime Scene Clean-up Standard
Chris Chapman, CIH
The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29CFR 1910.1030) was a response to the growing danger posed by diseases transmitted via blood/body fluids, particularly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with its related disease of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which can cause serious and life-threatening illness. However the OSHA standard was aimed generally at healthcare providers and facilities, and really did not address safety and health related to clean-up of a site after a trauma event. Also there was and still is a lack with an accepted consensus clean-up standard for trauma scenes. IICRC has developed a standard of practice for clean-up of trauma crime scenes similar other standards developed by this group including water restoration, mold remediation, and carpet cleaning. This new standard describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene remediation regardless of surface, item, or location. This is a new standard under IICRC and has been developed in accordance with the ANSI Essential Requirements as an American National Standard. Mr. Chapman is a member of the S540 Consensus Body that has written and developed the standard.

Session 12 (10:45-11:30am)
DOP/PAO HEPA Integrity Testing of HEPA Filtered Equipment
Ian Henderson
The goal for this session will be to educate the audience on the importance of having the HEPA filtered equipment used on their projects DOP / PAO HEPA Integrity tested prior to use. Throughout the session testing results and data will be shared, detailing the industry average pass / fail rates for HEPA filtered equipment being used in the field, within Canadian markets. Portions of this session will include sections of the training program(s) used for training DOP / PAO HEPA Integrity testing technicians in regards to the inspection, repair and testing of HEPA filtered equipment. The audience can expect to leave with a better understanding of how the different HEPA filtered equipment operates and how they can take specific precautions to ensure their equipment is working as per the manufacturer’s specifications. This information can be used to better service and protect their current clients.

Session 13 Part 1
The Ins and Outs of Performing Mold Work In Florida
James Harbison This session with discuss the ins and outs of doing mold work in the state of Florida, including the regulations, the process of getting state licenses and it is specific to the state. The presentation will include examples of various mold work case studies.
Session 13 Part 2
Allergens in the Workplace
Michelle McIntyre, CIH This presentation will tackle the indoor air quality issues addressing allergens in the workplace.

Session 14 Part 1
Rapid Clearance Test for Medical Facilities - Opportunist Fungal Pathogen Screen
Kristine White Medical facilities may experience significant moisture problems.  Indoor mould species growing in affected sites may be opportunistic pathogens affecting immunocompromised patients but normally harmless to immunocompetent persons.  Approximately 40 well documented opportunistic pathogen species may grow in such sites, including AspergillusRhizopus, and Fusarium species.  After affected rooms have been remediated, they must be formally cleared as being free of airborne propagules of opportunistic fungi.  Room availability for patients is limited, and prompt clearance is desirable.  Culturing for opportunists traditionally requires up to 10 days. This session will discuss rapid clearance testing in Canada and the US, including Florida.
Session 14 Part 2
ASTM is Attempting to Write a Post-remediation Verification Standard for Fungi
Lisa Rogers ASTM subcommittee D22.08, is attempting to write a consensus standard guide that would provide a framework for minimum standard of care for Post Remediation Verification (PRV) of Fungal contamination removal.  PRV is a contentious issue, with as many opinions about its efficacy and conduct as there are projects.   The objective of the committee work project is to put together the essential elements necessary to provide a minimum practice for consistency while maintaining best outcomes. This presentation will explore the challenges the committee faces, the issues being debated, and the strategy for going forward. The objective of the presentation is to open up a dialogue with practitioners and other stakeholders to be able to create a truly consensus document. The speaker expects a vigorous Q&A to follow.

Session 15
Respirable Asbestos (and Other Fibers) in Soil
Ed Cahill
In addition to quantifying the amount of total asbestos in soil it can also be very useful to quantify the amount of releasable or respirable asbestos fibers in that soil. This metric can provide more insight into the potential risk that the asbestos represents. The EPA in conjunction with the Idaho National Laboratory has developed a new instrument and methodology, the Fluidized Bed Asbestos Segregator (FBAS) which captures fibers liberated from soil onto filters for analysis by Transmission Electron Microscopy, typically via the ISO 10312 method. The elutriation process occurs in an enclosed glass chamber with carefully controlled air flow from below and a TEM cassette above. This technique has several advantages over the Superfund Method for the Determination of Releasable Asbestos in Soils and Bulk Materials also known as the Superfund Method or the Elutriator Method. The fluidized bed instrument has far fewer parts and all of the parts that come into contact with the sample are one time use disposables except for the glass vessel itself which is easily cleaned. The relative simplicity of the fluidized bed method allows for greater sample throughput and potentially much lower analytical cost. The performance of the two methods has never been directly compared till now. This presentation will review the data collected so far in our comparison of the two methods on actual client samples as well as spiked samples of known asbestos concentration.

Session 16
Managing Radon in Buildings - A Canadian Perspective
Scott Cryer
Did you know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer amongst non-smokers? This seminar is intended to provide an insight into what radon is, associated health effects, misconceptions and how to successfully manage radon in buildings. An overview will also be provided on the differences between Canada and the United States in both the measurement and mitigation of radon.

Vendor Introductions and Giveaways in the Exhibit Hall – Open to All!
Join us in the Exhibit Hall to meet the Exhibitors of EIA 2017! Each Vendor will introduce themselves and welcome members to the conference! Don’t miss this great break in the EIA schedule, or the fabulous giveaways provided by these supporting organizations!

EMS/ESA Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All
Sampling & Analytical Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All

Tuesday Evening – EIA Annual Social Event! All Attendees are invited to this fabulous networking and social dinner event!
The EIA Annual social is going to celebrate Florida as it should be enjoyed...outside! Join us for a fabulous cookout, soaking up the warm evening air of Orlando in March and all of fun of a backyard cookout...Rosen Shingle Creek style. Music, food, drinks and fun!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spotlight Session
RRP From the Headquarters, with An Update in Public and Commercial Buildings
Mike Wilson
This session by Mike Wilson of the EPA Lead, Heavy Metals and Inorganics Branch of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics will focus on the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting from the headquarters perspective, including an update on public and commercial buildings.

Session 17
Effects of Modern Residential Building Practices on Moisture Resistance and Energy Efficiency
Dana Brown This presentation is a discussion of changes in our society on how we build houses and effects on the life cycle costs of on the homeowner. The United States has had historically unprecedented growth in residential construction 1995-present. Discussion on this topic is VERY controversial in modern building practices, but delving down into “the house is a system” we can break down the barriers of hysterics and get to the energy balance and life cycle costs. The presentation will culminate in a discussion of “what does it cost”, and does the way we build and sell homes contemporarily actually address and meet the future demands of structural requirements, energy efficiency and longevity of material for a comfortable “home and hearth”.

Session 18
WELL Building Standard
Steve Fulford The WELL Building Standard™ is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. WELL is administered by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI), a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being through the built environment. This session will discuss the standard, and its growing importance in the industry over the coming years.

Session 19
Erionite - The New Asbestos?
Robert DeMalo, M.Sc.
Ed Cahill
Interest in airborne minerals effecting human health has grown exponentially in the past decades. Erionite is a naturally occurring, zeolite group mineral. It usually is found in volcanic ash that has been altered by weathering and ground water. Erionite forms brittle, wool-like fibrous masses in the hollows of rock formations. Its color varies from white to clear, and it looks like transparent, glass-like fibers. Some properties of Erionite are similar to the properties of asbestos; however, Erionite is not currently regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Erionite, a zeolite group mineral, as Group I carcinogen.  It is believed that exposures to Erionite pose a more potent health hazard than asbestos. Precise definition of Erionite, types of these fibrous minerals and characterization requirements continue to raise questions in the scientific and analytical community. This presentation will discuss the background of Erionite, health effects, where Erionite is commonly found, project case studies as well as some of the analytical issues surrounding Erionite analysis.   

Lead Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All

Session 20
Effectiveness of NIOSH 7400 for Post-Abatement Clearances - Do PCM Clearances Adequately Protect Public Health?
Lee Poye
NIOSH 7400 was originally developed to corroborate the effective level of protection to be employed by asbestos industry and abatement workers; not for post-abatement clearance. The method’s precision depends on significant fiber loadings which seldom occur in post-abatement clearances. Moreover, to overcome this shortcoming, the method specifies collection of 3,000 to 10,000 liters in “relatively clean atmospheres…less than 0.1 fibers/cc”. This requirement is rarely, if ever, attained in the field due to the excessive time required to collect such large volumes. Chrysotile accounts for greater than 90% of all asbestos commercially utilized in the United States. However, due to its mineralogical habit of breaking down into very thin fibrils (< 0.02 mm), it is also the most challenging of the six asbestos types to resolve by optical microscopy (PCM). This presentation will attempt to define the thinnest chrysotile fiber visible by PCM in real world situations and to address the population of chrysotile fibers that are potentially missed in post-abatement clearances. Finally, a review of published investigations detailing dimensions of chrysotile fibers detected in human tissue analyses, as well as the toxicity of chrysotile will be examined.

Session 21
Big Foot, The Loch Ness Monster and Asbestos Enforcement
Eric Goeller The presentation would be a discussion of asbestos regulatory enforcement at the county and state level.  In Florida some counties are self-regulating and have very well-known programs.  Other counties are regulated by the state and each region has different interpretations of the regulations and some are more evolved than others.  How do we as consultants and contractors respond?

Session 22
State of the Abatement Industry – 2017 Update
BJ Fungaroli
This presentation analyzes both public and private data on the asbestos, lead, mold and other indoor hazardous material abatement market, and the trends in the market place across the country. Informal interviews of industry participants are have been conducted to broaden the reach of our views. We will look at what areas of the market are excelling and what areas are not, what potential growth markets are out there and where they are failing. We will delve into what your competitors are doing and why they are doing it. This session will apply to consultants, laboratory personnel, and especially contractors, who have any exposure within these markets.

Asbestos Roundtable and Committee Meeting – Open to All

EIA Roundtables & Technical Committee Meetings:

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Contractors’
  • Sampling & Analytical
  • Asbestos
  • Lead

These exceptional opportunities to ask questions and receive answers from colleagues and regulatory representatives are scheduled throughout the conference, including Asbestos, IAQ, Lead, Sampling & Analytical and ESA/EMS. These forums are the best chance to gain valuable information on trends and issues in the industry. Join an EIA Technical Committee to expand your Association participation, publish articles, and help steer the future for EIA, and your industry!

Join us in sunny, exciting Orlando, FL! The EIA 2017 National Conference and Exhibition will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek, a premier Orlando vacation and meeting resort, located just minutes from Universal Studios, Disney, SeaWorld, Orlando Premium Outlets and Orlando International Airport and includes complimentary daily scheduled shuttles to and from area theme parks. Nestled on 230 acres of lush landscape, including an 18-hole championship golf course, a dozen eateries and bars, 4 seasonally heated pools and 2 hot tubs, fitness center, nature trails, seasonal fishing by reservation, tennis, sand volleyball and basketball courts, video arcade and a full spa, this resort is carefully designed for comfort, relaxation and functionality, in an idyllic setting. Check out the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek property in this virtual tour! You can make your reservations by clicking here or calling 866-996-6338 and ask for the EIA 2017 Conference Rate, of just $209 per night. *Please note that the Rosen Shingle Creek DOES NOT use third-party agents for reservations, and anyone calling you directly to make your reservations for this event is NOT a legitimate representative of the hotel or the conference.

The Environmental Information thanks the amazing organizations who have already signed on to exhibit! Thank you for your support:

AEML, Inc. Laboratories
American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA) 
A.P. BUCK, Inc.
Assured Bio
Bonding & Insurance Specialists Agency, Inc
Canadian Chapter of the EIA/EACO
Carolinas Chapter of the EIA
Demolition and Asbestos Removal, Inc.
Environmental Holdings Group, LLC
EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Express Chem/Mast-Away Mastic Removers
Fiberlock Technologies, Inc.
Grayling Industries, Inc.
Golder Associaties, Inc.
Healthy Indoors Magazine/ IAQnet, LLC
InLine Distributing Company
International Asbestos Testing Laboratories, Inc.
J3 Resources, Inc.
Kurado™ AB
Legends Environmental Insurance Services, LLC
Materials Analytical Services, Inc.
McCall & Spero Environmental, Inc.
MC Consultants, Inc.
Mycometer, Inc.
NCDHHS, Health Hazard Control Unit
QuanTem Laboratories, LLC/ Quantem Micro Sciences
Schneider Laboratories Global Inc
Scientific Analytical Institute, Inc.
Terracon Consultants
The Environmental Institute
Triangle Environmental Service Center, Inc. (TESC, Inc.)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Program Chemicals Division Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
ZAI Trust


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