The Fundamentals of Perimeter Air Monitoring (PAM) - a Risk Management Tool During Remediation
Marc Hudock, Operations Manager, LSRP, and Bill McClellan, Sr. Field Operations Manager and Technical Specialist, AirLogics, LLC
Co-Authors: Tyler Rau and Kyle Bartsch, Airlogics, LLC
This talk will discuss the fundamentals of PAM as well as risk management issues. Although gas utilities and consultants who work in the MGP remediation business pay more attention to PAM than others in the remediation business, we believe it is helpful to offer a refresher on the basics of PAM in the context of Risk Management. In addition, we will discuss which states are advancing their regulations and guidance on PAM. For example, New Jersey is expected to release a new PAM Guidence Document that has the potential to significantly change the way practitioners do PAM in NJ.
Mr. Hudock has over 25 years of experience in the environmental industry. He has been with AirLogics’ parent company, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., since 2006. In 2020, he took the helm of AirLogics as Operations Manager. His role is to see that clients receive reliable, high quality service that meets applicable technical and regulatory requirements and is delivered within budget. Mr. Hudock’s experience with construction management projects and in environmental site remediation, as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in New Jersey, provides a wealth of practical knowledge for AirLogics clients planning and implementing Perimeter Air Monitoring programs.
Mr. McClellan has been with AirLogics since 1998. He is our foremost perimeter air monitoring specialist. He also has a deep understanding of field gas chromaphotography (GC). Having been directly involved in nearly every one of our 185 deployments of AirLogics equipment since 1998, he understands the components of a successful perimeter air monitoring program, including identification and placement of the correct monitoring equipment to gather data, the associated telemetry required to transmit that data, as well as the review and interpretation of that data. Mr. McClellan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science/Geology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.