Alamo Chapter Monthly Meetings
January 18, 2018
Mr. Oscar A. Martinez
Senior Program Chemist and Project Manager
Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE)
Description: In 2009 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) identified two (2) per-and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), as emerging contaminants. The USEPA issued provisional health advisories (HA) for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and/or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to protect humans from potential risk from exposure to these chemicals through drinking water.
The USEPA revised the HA’s for PFOS and PFOA in May of 2016 to 0.07 micrograms per liter (µg/L) for each constituent; however, when these two (2) chemicals coexist in a drinking water source, a conservative and health-protective approach compares the sum of the concentrations (PFOS and PFOA) to the HA value (0.07 μg/L).
HA values identify the concentration of a contaminant in drinking water at which adverse health effects are not anticipated to occur over specific exposure durations (e.g., one day, 10 days, a lifetime). In 2014, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) added protective concentration levels (PCLs) for 16 PFAS compounds to the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP). The goal of TRRP is to provide reasonable response action objectives that protect human health and the environment.
Biography: Mr. Oscar Martinez is a Senior Program Chemist and Project Manager with Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE), in the San Antonio, Texas location. Mr. Martinez has over 26 years of professional experience with six years’ experience in analytical chemistry and 20 years’ of experience in environmental management, compliance, auditing, and consulting site closures, working primarily with Air Force, Army, Navy and US Corp Engineers.
He previously worked in environmental, hazardous waste and pharmaceutical laboratories for over 6 years. He is the OTIE Project Manager for the “Site Inspections of PFAS from Aqueous Film Forming Foam use at Multiple US Air Force Installations” in US EPA Regions 6 and 9, USACE Tulsa District.
As the Senior Program Chemist he procures, DoD ELAP accredited laboratories for analytical services to include PFAS analysis. He is the primary data validator review for all analytical data for this program. In addition, he trains field staff in the stringent sampling protocols required by the PFAS program to minimize any possibility of cross contamination.
Thanks to this Month’s Sponsor!
Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE) is a Native American, tribally-owned, small disadvantaged business (SDB) owned by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin specializing in project delivery in engineering, construction/construction management, and environmental services.
Our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural and constructed environment for future generations through successful project delivery for our customers.
OTIE has over 25 years of professional environmental consulting and remediation services, including investigations, design and operation of remediation systems, and implementation of innovative remediation technology at over 260 aviation related sites nationwide, including 28 in Texas. In the State of Texas, OTIE is registered/licensed as an Asbestos Consulting Agency, Corrective Action Specialist; and Texas Board of Professional Engineers Registered Firm.
A&WMA’s Alamo Chapter holds monthly meetings at The Petroleum Club located at 8620 N New Braunfels Ave in San Antonio, Texas. The Chapter meets each month with the exception of the summer (June-August).
The Alamo Chapter’s monthly lunch meetings include a satisfying lunch and informative presentations. Our monthly meetings begin with networking at 11:30am, followed by lunch and an informative speaker around noon. Meetings typically end around 1:00pm and these events are open for both International Members and Local Participants/Non-International Members. The cost is $20 for current International Members of the A&WMA and $30 for Local Participants/Non-International Members of the A&WMA Alamo Chapter. A discounted rate is available for currently enrolled students at $10.
***Please note that there will be a $5 late fee (additional fees for credit cards may apply) if you do not respond by the designated date given on the Newsletter (generally by C.O.B. two days before meeting) !! ***
If you have a message or topic you would like to share with San Antonio area environmental professionals, please contact us. Any of the Board members can either answer your questions or guide you to the right person who can.
Our monthly lunch meetings also have sponsor opportunities for your company or organization. The cost is only $100 to sponsor one of our meetings. You will have the opportunity to present a short synopsis of your company and services to our group on the day of the luncheon. Marketing materials can be placed next to the registration table for our members to take with them. Additionally, your company will be featured in our electronic newsletter that goes out to all our members and people on our email list. You can provide us with your company logo and a company profile that will be published in the newsletter stating you are the sponsor for the month. We encourage our sponsors to have at least one representative that will stay through the meeting to answer any questions people may have after the luncheon is over. Representatives from your company will still need to pay either the member or non-member price, whichever is applicable, for a meal. Contact Reddy Gosala at (210) 340-8121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities at our meetings.
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