SacPEMA March General Meeting - Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Synopsis:  Fire Response Work: Consulting and Testing Post-Fire

The intent of this talk is to discuss the important lessons learned in fire remediation and response efforts and how consultants and labs are best involved. There are many field and analytical challenges and nuances around the interpretation of data and how it is to apply to each county. The various counties and regulatory agencies have begun to introduce requirements and method specifications will be discussed. In general, it is important that all agencies affected be in communication regarding the major changes and how they will impact each other’s work. Additionally, the ongoing use of lab data as it applies to pre- and post-fire response should be discussed across disciplines so that we all interpret the important information efficiently. Enthalpy has been working directly with local, state and national regulators to make sure approaches to post-fire remediation work are within optimal alignment to the regulatory values.

Speaker Biography: Will Rice, Enthalpy Analytical

Will Rice, of Enthalpy Analytical, has over 10 years in environmental laboratory practices. In this time he has worked as an analyst, remote lab operator, project manager and technical sales manager. He acts as a critical advocate for laboratories and consultants alike as he engages with regulators and state/federal/local agencies constantly. In addition to negotiating and managing projects, his role is to make sure emerging guidance and regulation is issued with the state of the laboratory and consulting industry in mind. His participation in the work around Northern California fire response includes first responder safety, initial haz clean up, post-fire characterization, off haul, and public health issues. This entails an entire network of relationships, from EPA and FEMA, to soil haulers and counties.

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (registration/networking from 11:30 a.m. to noon)

Where: Firehouse Restaurant, 1112 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


  • Grilled Balsamic BBQ Chicken - prosciutto, provolone cheese, pickled vegetable hothouse arugula, house-made BBQ glaze
  • Grilled Steak and Crab Salad - chilled crab salad, boiled egg, pickled onion, seasonal garden veggies, red wine vinaigrette
  • Local Pesto Pasta (vegetarian option) - daily pasta, local basil pesto, pine nuts, asiago cheese

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Who We Are:

The Professional Environmental Marketing Association (PEMA) is an organization comprised of local and regional chapters whose membership is involved in business development, sales, marketing, and other related professional activities in the environmental field. The Sacramento California Chapter of PEMA operates in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area which includes Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, and San Joaquin counties.

Sacramento PEMA was founded as a marketing and networking organization in 1995 as an affiliate of the Northern California Chapter of PEMA. Networking encourages formation of business relationships, development of business and teaming opportunities, and exchange of ideas. Sacramento PEMA recently broadened its scope to provide technical and regulatory information of interest to its members.