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Sampling and Analysis Training


Introducing DSWM’s Sampling & Analysis Training  (SAT)

TDEC's Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) has initiated new training programs aimed at elevating our commitment to quality and technical consistency both internally and with the regulated community.

DSWM offers two introductory courses for the Sampling & Analysis Training program:

Environmental Media Sampling & Analysis Training is an "environmental sampling 101" course introducing participants to:

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Sampling Planning and Equipment
  • Interpreting Laboratory Reports
  • TCLP Testing and Hazardous Waste Characterization                                                       
  • Recognizing “Bad” Data

Course participants will be able to:

  • Plan a rudimentary sampling event
  • Evaluate environmental data quality
  • Scrutinize data at all points of generation from planning to laboratory reporting

Available Classes:

  • March 18, 2020 - Columbia Environmental Field Office
                               1421 Hampshire Pike
                               Columbia, TN
                               9:00 am - 4 :00 pm 
  • March 31, 2020 - Knoxville Environmental Field Office
                              3711 Middlebrook Pike
                              Knoxville, TN 
                              9:00 am - 4 :00 pm 
  • April 14, 2020 - TDOT Jackson Office
                              601 Benchmark Place
                              Jackson, TN
                              9:00 am - 4 :00 pm 

What does it cost?

  • Early registration is $250.00 till February 28, 2020. Payment must be received by February 28, 2020 to receive discounted price. Regular admission is $295.00.

This course has two modules constructed around standard methods and practices of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM):

  • Soil Sampling Methods and Applications
  • Soil Testing Methods and Applications

These modules focus on:

  • Subsurface investigation
  • Geotechnical testing for soil characterization
  • Hydrogeological Investigation methods for DSWM permit applications.

Course participants will have an introduction to:

Basic soil classification taxonomies Subsurface drilling methods

  • Soil sampling methods
  • Rock coring methods
  • Borehole Logging
  • Field soil and rock classification
  • ASTM soil testing methodologies

Both are day-long courses designed to provide an industry-standard introduction to the fundamentals of sampling planning, analytical testing, quality assurance and data interpretation in the areas of environmental media and soil characterization for construction purposes.  Course content is specifically related to DSWM rules and guidance expectations.


Environmental Media Sampling and Analysis Training

                In-person: September 22, 2021 9:00 AM EST till 5:00 PM EST

                Location:     Knoxville Environmental Field Office
                                       3711 Middlebrook Pike
                                       Knoxville, TN 37921

                Registration Limit 30 persons

Part 1: October 7, 2021, 9:00 AM EST till 12:00 PM EST via WebEx
Part 2: October 8, 2021, 9:00 AM EST till 12:00 PM EST via WebEx

• $295 per professional
• $250 per student


Patrick Mulligan


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