EBC 4th Annual PFAS Seminar: Taking A Deeper Dive

Details

Date: February 7, 2023

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

DoubleTree Hotel

5400 Computer Dr
Westborough, MA 01581

A map and link to directions is at the bottom of this page.

Podium presentations will be recorded and are available for purchase. Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding the recording.

 

EBC’s 4th Annual PFAS Seminar provides the opportunity to gather in person again to take a deeper dive into the science and policy-making that are developing at a breakneck pace around PFAS. PFAS (commonly dubbed as “forever chemicals”) are now a common topic in discussions of drinking water, with the development of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, and possibly maximum contaminant levels (MCLs), underway. The next frontier includes regulations, including regulatory limits, and guidance for PFAS in consumer products, industrial processes, and environmental media, including air, discharge waters, surface water, sediments, and biosolids.

This year’s Seminar will include morning and afternoon sessions with various in-person opportunities for networking and questions. The goal of the morning session will be to set the stage for understanding current science on PFAS, to tee up an afternoon session focused on the future of PFAS regulation. The morning session will focus on understanding of the presence of PFAS across New England in the anthropogenic background environment, air emissions, and products that are still being used every day in our world. A forensic case study will highlight how these different uses lead to complex signatures in environmental media. The afternoon session will include a dynamic panel of state regulators, who will provide updates on PFAS assessments and regulations in their states. This panel has been active and engaging in our past Seminars, allowing for the audience to ask questions about existing and planned regulations.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (5.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Agenda:
  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration & Networking
  • 8:30 a.m. – Morning Session Begins
  • 12:00 p.m. – Morning Session Concludes / Lunch Break
  • 1:00 p.m. – Afternoon Session Begins
  • 3:30 p.m. – Afternoon Session Concludes
Summit Chairs:
  • Elizabeth Denly, Vice Chair, EBC Emerging Contaminants Working Group; Vice President, PFAS Initiative Leader & Chemistry Director, TRC
  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Lead, Weston & Sampson

Morning Session

Speaker Agenda

Tips for PFAS Forensics and Case Study

  • Michael Eberle, Technical Director, TRC – presenting virtually

Product Use of Fluoropolymers

  • Dr. Stephen Korzeniowski, Fluorotechnology Consultant, On behalf of Performance Fluoropolymer Partnership – presenting virtually

Air Emissions

  • Matt Traister, PE, Vice President, Ramboll

Anthropogenic Backgrounds across New England States

Maine

  • Harrison R. Roakes, PE, Senior Project Manager, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.

Vermont

  • Stephen G. Zemba, PhD, PE, Project Director, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.

Massachusetts

  • Lisa Campe, MPH, LSP, Practice Leader / Health, Risk, and Toxicology, Woodard & Curran

Rhode Island

  • Matt Dunn, STEEP Superfund Trainee, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography

Wrap Up & Final Questions

Afternoon Session

Speaker Agenda

Regional Research Highlight

  • Dr. David Reckhow, Research Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Patrick Wittbold, Research Engineer, UMass Water and Energy Technology (WET) Center

State Panel Discussion

Connecticut

  • Shannon Pociu, Supervising Environmental Analyst, Coordination & Technical Support Group, Remediation Division, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Maine

  • Tracy Kelly, Public Service Coordinator, PFAS and Emerging Contaminants, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Massachusetts

  • Kathleen Baskin, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Water Resources, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Rhode Island

  • Nick Noons, P.E., Environmental Engineer IV, Office of Land Revitalization & Sustainable Materials Management, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Vermont 

  • John Schmeltzer, Environmental Analyst, Waste Management and Prevention Division, Contaminated Sites Section, Department of Environmental Conservation, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • All attendees must submit the required health questionnaire while registering for this event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take an at-home test prior to attending any EBC in-person program.
  • While encouraged, masking is not required.
  • Please do not attend this program if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: a cough, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste, or loss of smell.
  • Please do not attend this event if you are testing positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about attending this program, please reach out to EBC staff by calling the office (617-505-1818) or via email ([email protected]).

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 4th Annual PFAS Seminar: Taking A Deeper Dive can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC 4th Annual PFAS Seminar: Taking A Deeper Dive

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker PowerPoint will be posted.

Presentation Recording

A recording of the presentation is available for purchase through the registration page.

Podium presentations will be recorded and made available five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. Q&A will be recorded where the equipment and facilities allow for quality audio and video capture.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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5400 Computer Dr
Westborough, 01581 United States

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