EBC Annual Emerging Contaminants Seminar: PFAS – The Forever Chemical – Afternoon Session


Date: February 9, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting


PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) are a diverse group of man-made chemicals that are resistant to heat, water, and oil. Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are the most commonly detected PFAS in humans, biota, and other environmental media, and are also the most commonly regulated PFAS.

An increasing number of studies performed globally indicate that PFAS are ubiquitous. Their persistence and ability to transport are of growing concern, as resistance to natural attenuation processes in groundwater results in long-distance migration in plumes, potentially affecting drinking water supplies. Health effects and toxicity are still not fully understood. The demand for PFAS testing and analysis has increased, and because of their ubiquitous nature, PFAS present both a sampling challenge and an important consideration in source attribution by regulators.

The First Annual EBC PFAS Seminar, completed in February of 2020, focused on the life cycle of PFAS, specifically on fate & transport in the environment, how PFAS ends up in landfills, wastewater treatment plants, biosolids, and our drinking water. We looked at some recent information on PFAS sampling concerns and how forensics techniques can be used for source identification.

Session Information

This year’s Seminar will be divided into a morning and an afternoon session. Register for one session and receive a 15% discount code to use for the other session!

The afternoon session of the Seminar will provide an update on PFAS toxicity and an overview of PFAS regulations throughout the United States. We will conclude with a dynamic panel of state regulators to provide updates on PFAS in their states and answer questions from the audience.

Final Agenda – EBC 2nd Annual Emerging Contaminants Seminar – PFAS – The Forever Chemical

In the morning, the program will focus on source identification for PFAS, including a comprehensive look at the history and different uses of PFAS and some new PFAS forensics tools.  There will also be an update on aqueous film forming foams (AFFF), with some information on the latest fluorine-free foams.  Finally, the issues associated with PFAS during due diligence and Phase 1 site assessments will be discussed.


General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for both of these webinars (3.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional (LSP) Technical Credit: This webinar was approved by the Massachusetts LSP Board for 2.5 technical credit hours.

Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) Technical Credit: This webinar was NOT approved by the Connecticut LEP Board for credit hours.

Afternoon Session Agenda

Seminar Co-Chairs

  • Elizabeth Denly, Vice Chair, EBC TSCA and Emerging Contaminants Committee; Program Director, PFAS Group, TRC
  • Steven LaRosa, Leadership Team, EBC TSCA and Emerging Contaminants Committee; Technical Lead, Weston & Sampson
  • Frank Ricciardi, PE, LSP, Chair, EBC TSCA and Emerging Contaminants Committee; Vice President, Weston & Sampson

Speaker Agenda

The Current State of Risk Assessment for PFAS

  • Jenny Phillips, Risk Assessment and Toxicology Director, TRC

Who, What and Where – Regulatory Overview Across the U.S.

  • George Naslas, Practice Leader, Weston & Sampson

State Leadership Panel Discussion

Moderator: Frank Ricciardi, Discipline Leader, Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc.

Panel Members:

  • Ray Frigon, Assistant Director, Remediation Division, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Terrence (Terry) Gray, Deputy Director for Environmental Protection, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • George Heitzman, P.E., Assistant Director, Division of Environmental Remediation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Mimi Johnson, Policy Director – Environmental Management Division, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Paul Locke, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • Amy Rousseau, PFAS Response Administrator, MtBE Remediation Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • Richard Spiese, Environmental Scientist, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Adjourn – Closing Remarks


Attendee List

Russ Abell Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc. Senior Vice President
Kristin Angelillo SGS North America Sr Account Manager
Jeffrey Arps Tighe & Bond Principal Env Sci
D. Scott Atkin Barton & Loguidice Senior Associate
Dean Bebis Eversource Energy Environmental Specialist
Christene Binger GeoInsight, Inc Office Manager
Zachary Bonin Coneco Engineers & Scientists Project Manager
Elisa Buckley Walsh Environmental Solutions Principal
Timothy Cabot Katahdin Industries Inc CEO
Heidi Caprood Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Project Manager
Ronald Chick SuAsCo Member
Daniel Cho Onvector LLC Director
Jennifer Christmann Vista Analytical Laboratory National Sales
Thomas Coffey MWRA Regional Manager-Monitoring
Stephanie Cooper MassDEP Deputy Commissioner
Becky Corbin Woodard & Curran Events Specialist
Art Cunningham Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. Accounting Clerk
Zhanna Davidovitz DCAMM Environmental Project Manager
Robert DeAngelis Precision Coating Principal
Richard Desrosiers GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Office Administrator
AnnieLu DeWitt Clean Harbors Business Development Manager
Andreae Downs Wastewater Advisory Committee to the MWRA Executive Director
Brian Drollette Exponent, Inc. Senior Scientist
Emily Dupraz Pierce Atwood LLP Assistasnt
Craig Durrett Town of Derry Environmental Engineer
Jerome Edwards CAMERON-COLE, LLC President
Laura Epstein Woodard & Curran Events Specialist
Robert Fasanella Rubin and Rudman LLP Partner
David Feinson HRP Associates, Inc. Project Manager
Jamie Fox Vista Analytical Laboratory Technical Services
William Gay Arrowhead Environmental Partners CEO
Gordon Getzinger Exponent, Inc. Scientist
Sean Gilson MHF Services Account Representative
Nicholas Granata Tighe & Bond, Inc. Principal Env. Scientist
Jill Greene CDM Smith Project Manager
Jennifer Griffith NEWMOA Project Manager
Dan Guglielmi MassDEP Environmental Engineer
Gina Gulseth SLR International Corporation Principal Environmental Engineer
Daniel Hall MassDEP Section Chief
Brent Henebry Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Associate
Heather Henriksen Harvard Office for Sustainability Administrative Coordinator
Jeff Hershberger ESS Group, Inc. SENIOR SCIENTIST
Kerri Hertz Wood E&IS Geologist
Paul Hogan Woodard & Curran Events Specialist
Nicholas Holtgrefe Coneco Engineers & Scientists, Inc. Project Manager
Bill Howard Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc. District Engineer
Steven Huang Kleinfelder Senior Water Resource Engineer
John Illingworth Commonwealth of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst
Yuliya Kalmykova TRC Project Manager
Evan Kelly Casella Compliance Specialist
Neal Kelly Atane Consulting Environmental Manager, LSP
Cathy Kiley MassDEP TFS Environmental Analyst
Molly King Maine Dept of Enviromental Protection Director, Division of Technical Services
Steve Knollmeyer Alpha Analytical VP Technical Sales
Daniel LaFrance Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Marketing Coordinator
Stefanie Lamb Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. Senior Geologist
Chuck Larson Town of Nantucket Manager of Strategic Projects
Leo Laviolette US Ecology Senior Project Manager
Lisa Lefkovitz Battelle Project Manager
Dale Levandier Littleton & Ayer Spectacle Pond Association, Inc Secretary
Aaron Levy Shipman & Goodwin LLP Partner
Kerri Lewis Tighe & Bond Project Environmental Scientist
Debra Listernick OTO Associate
Cailyn Locci Weston & Sampson Senior Project Manager
Emma Lord National Park Service Natural Resource Specialist
Robert Magnusson Waste Management of NH Ops Specialist
Maura McCaffery EBI Consulting Marketing Specialist
David McCarley Clean Harbors NE Business Development Manager, Technical Services
Christopher McDermott TRC Office Practice Leader
Kevin McGrath Veolia Director, Environment
Peter Mesard Exponent Principal Engineer
Mindi Messmer None Self
Jonathan Meunier GeoInsight, Inc Project Hydrogeologist
scott Miller Clean Earth Regional General Manager, New England
Andy Miller CDM Smith Associate
Megan Murphy GZA Assistant Project Manager
Ron Myrick Tetra Tech Vice President
Laurie Nehring People of Ayer Concerned About the Environment (PACE) President
Jonathan O’Brien Coneco Engineer’s & Scientist’s Administrative Assistant
Jim Occhialini Alpha Analytical Specialty Services Practice Leader
Mary ODonnell No Fossil Fuel, Inc. President
Jim Peace Golder Senior Consultant
Ian Phillips Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Principal
Jaana Pietari Ramboll Senior Managing Consultant
Steven Poggi Waste Management, Inc. Area Director of Dispoal Operations
Sarah Pope Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Project Engineer
Jill Ready Weston & Sampson Geologist
Hilary Robinson RPS Senior Scientist
Sarah Rocklin Weston & Sampson Senior Project Environmental Scientist
Tom Salimeno Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. Technical Practice Leader
Nathan Sarapas TRC Staff Engineer
Jim Scheffler MassDEP Environmental Engineer
Keary Simmerman MWRA Industrial Coordinator
Dean Soultanian US Ecology Senior Proposal Manager
Tim St. Germain Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Marketing Coordinator
Alexandra Steele Exponent Scientist
Tracy Stenner Battelle Program Manager, Analytical Chemistry Services
Maria Stowell Pease Development Authority Engineering Manager
Flora Su GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Environmental Engineer I
Alexandria Suding GZA Assistant Project Manager
Paul Sutton TRC VP Buisness Development
Jeremy Thebodo Alpha Analytical Technical Sales Associate
Roger Thibault
Mark Thompson Waste Management of NH, ME and VT Industrial Account Manager
Andrew Timmis J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. Dir. of Business Development
Meghan Toft Wilcox & Barton, Inc. Project Engineer
Kerry Tull VHB Sr. P.M.
Eamon Twohig Vermont DEC Program Manager
Rebecca Walsh Seeking employment Project Manager
Rebecca Weidman Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Director of TRAC
Bob Wells New England Biochar Owner
Nicholas Wildman MA Div. of Ecological Restoration Dam Removal Lead
Kathleen Young PerkinElmer Environmental Market Leader

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PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC 2nd Annual Emerging Contaminants Seminar: PFAS – The Forever Chemical completed on February 9, 2021, can be viewed below.

PowerPoint Presentations – EBC 2nd Annual Emerging Contaminants Seminar – PFAS – The Forever Chemical

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