California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

Environmental Field Sampling Training

In October and November 2006, the California Integrated Waste Management Board offered four, two-day training classes to LEAs, landfill operators and CIWMB staff on the topic of environmental field sampling with a focus on how to design sampling plans that can be legally defensible if challenged.


Ninety-two people attended the training including LEAs, operators and CIWMB staff. Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) continuing education units (CEUs) were offered.

Workshop Topics

  • Types of sampling plans
  • Guidance documents
  • Data quality objectives
  • Sampling design
  • Data validation
  • Detection limits
  • Data tables
  • Personal protection equipment (PPE) instrumentation


Mr. Carl Palladino has 20 years experience as a project manager, chemist, chemistry teacher, and product assurance engineer, the last 14 years as an environmental consultant.

Mr. Palladino provides a wide range of environmental and emergency management services for private companies and governmental agencies. Mr. Palladino’s diverse experience includes working in hazmat emergencies, managing hazardous and radioactive waste investigations and remediation, consulting for emergency management and counterterrorism projects. His credentials also include designing and implementing air quality studies, developing quality assurance and quality control programs and developing and conducting health and safety trainings. He has taught over 150 technical and safety classes and is recognized as an outstanding and effective trainer. Mr. Palladino is principal consultant with The Palladino Company, Inc. based in San Francisco, California.

Class Presentation and Materials

Last updated: January 15, 2007
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