EBC Emerging Contaminants and Water Resources Webinar: PFAS in Wastewater, Surface Water, and Biosolids – The Next Big Thing?

Details

Date: March 25, 2021

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

Virtual Meeting

This EBC webinar, planned by the Emerging Contaminants and Water Resources Committees, presents an in-depth preview of the next infrastructure sectors to be significantly impacted by the regulation of per and polyfluorinated alkyl substances also known as PFAS:

  • Wastewater;
  • Surface Water; and
  • Biosolids

While the drinking water supply sector has been addressing the presence of these ubiquitous “Forever Chemicals” for several years resulting in millions of dollars of spending on monitoring, treatment, and remediation, identified regulatory trends clearly point to regulation of wastewater discharge and surface water quality as the next priority for EPA and the States.

The panel of industry experts and regulators will provide crucial information regarding recent developments in EPA Region 1 NPDES permitting requiring PFAS monitoring and potential cost impacts. The presentation will also address the lack of broadly accepted analytical methods for assessing PFAS in wastewater and surface water. The methods being utilized to develop a regulatory standard for surface water quality, which will play a critical role in permit requirements going forward, will also be discussed.

Management of biosolids and identification of past land application impacts on soil and groundwater are also becoming a major focus of regulators. The new regulatory standards for biosolids being developed will have a significant impact on current operations as options for the handling and disposal of biosolids may be severely curtailed. We will discuss one New England state’s difficult journey trying to identify a best path forward to establish viable outlets for biosolids under strict regulatory guidelines.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

Final Agenda – Webinar – PFAS in Wastewater, Surface Water, and Biosolids

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

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Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor

Agenda Details

Program Chairs:

  • Peter Durning, Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea Durning, PC
  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson

Speaker Agenda:

PFAS Surface Water Quality Standards – Where do we go from here?

  • Ted Diers, Administrator, Watershed Management Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • Ken Edwardson, Senior Scientist, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Wastewater Permitting – Going Nowhere PFASt?!

  • Corey Repucci, Senior Project Manager, Weston & Sampson

Analytical Challenges with Monitoring PFAS in Surface Water and Biosolids

  • Charles Neslund, Scientific Officer and PFAS Practice Leader, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
  • James Occhialini, Specialty Services Practice Leader, Alpha Analytical

Biosolids & PFAS Contamination, the Saga Continues

  • Eamon Twohig, Program Manager, Residuals Management and Emerging Contaminants, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Joshua Burns, Environmental Analyst, Residuals Management and Emerging Contaminants, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Emerging Contaminants and Water Resources Webinar: PFAS in Wastewater, Surface Water, and Biosolids – The Next Big Thing? completed on March 25, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Webinar – PFAS in Wastewater, Surface Water, and Biosolids

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

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Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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