2018 Laboratory Round Table - Hightstown, NJ - November 1, 2018

Topic Presented


Topic Detail

Introduction & Logistics

Linda Bonnette, BSDW & Dave Leister, NJ Water Association

To begin at 9:00 AM

Organizational Description of DWSG 

Linda Doughty, Section Chief, BSDW

Organizational Chart/Bureau Functions

PFNA, 123TCP and PWTA RULE Update

New Rule Implementation

Kristin Tedesco, BSDW

Summary on NJ Rule process

DWQI process/MCLs

PWTA Changes

o Arsenic/Gross Alpha/Uranium

PWS monitoring requirements

Methods and reporting requirements and reporting of other contaminants (PFOS/PFOA/EDB/DBCP)

Radiological sampling requirements

15 Minute Break

approximately 10:30 am

NJ Water Association will take pizza orders at this time.

E2 Reporting 

Felicia Fieo, Section Chief, BSDW

PWTA and SDW changes in E2 submission for new requirements

Sampling Procedures for PFCs 

Catherine Jedrzejczyk, BWRG

Information on the collection of PFAS samples based on EPA 537 and experiences of the Bureau of Water Resources & Geoscience

Q&A on morning topics

Kristin Tedesco, Felicia Fieo, Catherine Jedrzejczyk

Questions to be fielded by presenters.


1 hour & 15 minutes

Sampling Procedures for Micro, VOCs and Inorganics 

Deb Waller, Office of Quality Assurance

Sample collection and preservation procedures for microbiological, VOC and inorganics testing.

RTCR Re-Cap & Sampling Issues 

Angela Cappetti, BSDW & Jeff Brennan, BWSE

Summary of the Revised Total Coliform Rule and discussion on the EPA guidance on RTCR, RTCR sampling plan, notification requirements, responsible parties.

LEAD & COPPER Rule Issues 

Jeff Brennan, BWSE

PBCU Sample site approval, access to information, standard PBCU sampling protocol, noncompliance samples, forms, LSL sampling requirements, WQP sampling.

Process for requesting RTCR sample invalidations 

Linda Bonnette, BSDW

What can be invalidated, how to request and what needs to be submitted by labs, timeframes

 PBCU sample invalidations 

Linda Bonnette, BSDW

What can be invalidated, how to request a PBCU sample invalidation


Linda Bonnette, BSDW

Dave Leister, NJ Water Assoc.

Pending revision to the 48 Hour Gross Alpha method/how to collect samples and report results/Completion of Evaluation forms. Roundtable will conclude by 4:00 pm