Welcome to NEMC 2013
Collaborative Opportunities for Meeting Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Needs
August 5-9, 2013
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
The National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) brings together scientists and managers from federal and state agencies, the regulated community, and laboratory and engineering support communities. It includes technical sessions, training courses, exhibits, and networking opportunities. As in previous years, this year’s conference is being combined with the Forum on Laboratory Accreditation under the umbrella of the Environmental Measurement Symposium to allow many attendees to minimize travel costs. The Forum consists of meetings of a number of committees of The NELAC Institute (TNI). For more information about the Forum, go to www.nelac-institute.org. The technical program will feature over 100 technical presentations on recent developments in environmental monitoring - it brings together a balance of technical and policy topics for each year's symposium that are of interest to all. You should plan to attend NEMC 2013 if you: • are in a regulated industry that must conduct compliance monitoring; • are responsible for conducting environmental analyses or managing a laboratory; • are involved in procuring environmental analyses from commercial laboratories; and/or • are involved in the development or evaluation of environmental monitoring technologies. The Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB), a Federal Advisory Committee to the USEPA, will also be having an open public meeting to discuss their efforts on topics such as the performance approach and laboratory accreditation. To learn more about ELAB, visit their website at www.epa.gov/elab.