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SDEP October Monthly Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla
  • 15



Suzie Nawikas
H & P Mobile Geochemistry, Inc.


Soil Vapor Surveys per SAM and DTSC: Installation, Sampling, and Analytical Considerations


As environmental professionals in San Diego, it is important for consultants and their subcontractors to have an understanding of the various regulations that can apply to soil vapor surveys being performed within San Diego County. Recognizing the differences between the SAM Manual and the DTSC Active Soil Gas Investigations Advisory is necessary in order to execute a soil vapor survey properly. Many of the differences between the two documents are found in the installation, sampling, and analytical steps of a soil vapor assessment. This presentation is a summary of the approaches and how they apply to not only the SAM and DTSC guidance documents, but also how they can apply when a regulatory agency is not involved. Although certain agencies have preferences and suggestions for the installation, sampling, and analysis of soil vapor samples, the chosen procedures should be based on data quality objectives and site specific conditions.


$30 for members, $35 for non-members, add $5 if reservation is not received by 5pm the Friday before. Online registration will end at noon on the Monday before the event. Walk-ins with no reservation will be charged an extra $10 and be asked to wait until those with reservations are seated.

Please note that confirmed reservations will be invoiced regardless of attendance.

Speaker Information:

Suzie Nawikas graduated with Geology and Journalism degrees from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2004, and has worked with H&P Mobile Geochemistry, Inc since moving to California in 2005.  As a leader in the industry for soil vapor sampling and analysis, the H&P team is continually updating and improving techniques for proper sample collection of over 500 samples per month, nationwide.  The practical experience gained as the lead project manager for H&P, combined with an understanding of federal and state regulations nationwide, has provided Suzie with a distinct perspective on soil vapor sampling and analytical techniques.  



WALDROF SALAD - (vegetarian) arugula, tossed in honey mustard vinaigrette, topped with sun dried cherries, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, celery, apple chips, and grapes 

PULLED BBQ PORK SANDWICH - pulled pork piled high and topped with BBQ sauce and housemade apple coleslaw, served with French fries

GRILLED BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN - grilled chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella and bruschetta. Served with grilled seasoned broccoli



Rock Bottom Brewery
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 


Directions from the North: Take I-5 or I-805 S to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Make your first left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Directions from the South: Take I-5 or I-805 N to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Members: please remember to login in with your email and password before registering to ensure you receive the member price!


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