October Technical Seminar

The ACLCA NSW technical seminar series continues with our next presentation on Wednesday 26th October.


Updated Sampling Design Guidelines – Sara Arthur, JBS&G


5.30pm drinks and nibbles, 6.00pm presentations begin


JBS&G – Level 1, 50 Margaret Street, Sydney.  JBS&G staff will arrange access to their office from the lobby.

In August 2022 the NSW EPA released the second edition of the Sampling Design Guidelines. The first edition was published in 1995 and is older than many graduates starting their career.  The updated guidelines represent a generational change and provides valuable guidance to practitioners, regulators and clients in conducting contamination assessments in NSW.

The guidelines, which have gone from 44 to 179 pages, are now in two parts – “application “ and “interpretation” and while some aspects will be familiar to consultants, there is new content and twists on earlier concepts.   

Our presenter will be Dr Sara Arthur, Principal at JBS&G.  Sara’s involvement in the revision started in 2018 while she was working at NSW EPA where she provided technical support to the project team and ran a limited consultation workshop for the EPA in late 2019 on the revision to the Guidelines.  During 2020 to 2022 Sara helped the EPA finalise the guidelines by editing, responding to comments received during public consultation and preparing new content.  Sara’s presentation will explain what’s changed between the 1st and 2nd editions and will tell you things you need to know about the new guidelines.  No discussion on the 2nd edition Sampling Design Guidelines is complete without acknowledging the work of Marc Salmon of Easterly Point and his collaborators, who wrote much of the content.

If members have any questions they would like to ask beforehand they can be submitted via a link contained in the email announcement to members.  If you are a member and do not receive our emails directly please contact us at nsw@aclca.com.au and we will add your details to our email distribution list.

About the presenter:  Sara has more than 25 years’ professional experience working in environmental management and contaminated land assessment, remediation and auditing.  She has worked at JBS&G since 2020 providing audit support to Andrew Lau, Andrew Nunn and Ron D’Ercole, as well as reviewing and directing investigation, assessment and remediation projects.  Sara has previously worked at NSW EPA, Ramboll and Waste Service NSW, and has been involved in contaminated land as a regulator, consultant, auditor’s assistant and polluter’s representative.  Sara has a PhD in Chemistry where she worked on the destruction of persistent organic pollutants, as well as a Masters of Environmental Law.


As usual this is a FREE event for members only, however members must register in order to attend in person so that adequate arrangements can be made for catering and seating.  Please be mindful that catering is organised according to the number of bookings for each event, so if you register to attend and are then no longer available, please give 2 business days’ notice of your cancellation.  We understand that this won’t always be possible.


Members attending the event in person

Members must register to attend ACLCA NSW events in personRegistration is not necessary if you are attending online.  


Webinar link has been sent in the email announcement to members on our email distribution list.  If you are a member and do not receive ACLCA NSW emails directly and would like to be added to the list, please email us at nsw@aclca.com.au.


COVID-safe Protocols

Members are reminded that they cannot attend ACLCA NSW events if they have any cold or flu symptoms, have had a positive PCR or RA test in the last 7 days, are awaiting the results of a PCR test or are required to isolate due to being a contact of a positive COVID-19 case. 


CPD Points

As with all ACLCA NSW technical seminars/webinars, you can accrue CPD points for attendance at this event.  However if you are joining the webinar hosted by MS TEAMS via the app or browser or login as a guest, your name will not appear on the attendance list so you will need to type your name and company into the chat option before the event finishes in order for us to note this for CPD purposes.  Members are reminded to keep a copy of the registration receipt for their personal CPD records.



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