EBC Rhode Island Remediation Program: Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Update on PFAS


Date: October 3, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

This EBC Rhode Island program on Emerging Contaminants of Concern will provide an update on the status of Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in relation to site characterization, treatment and regulations in Rhode Island. The program will include a brief overview of PFAS characteristics, sources of PFAS, release mechanisms and environmental fate. Presentations will include updates on the latest analytical methods, treatment options, toxicology/risk assessment challenges, site investigation case studies and review of current RIDEM regulations and status of regulating Sites with PFAS present. A panel discussion will follow the presentations to discuss the opportunities that are available to identify, quantify, and provide treatment for Contaminants of Emerging Concern focused on PFAS.

More on PFAS

Final Agenda – EBC Rhode Island Program – Contaminants of Emerging Concern Update on PFAS

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.



Program Chair:

  • Elizabeth Denly, ASQ CMQ/OE, Program Director – PFAS Group, TRC
  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson

Speaker Agenda:

General Overview of PFAS

  • Elizabeth Denly, Program Director – PFAS Group, TRC

Analytical Laboratory Considerations for PFAS

  • Jim Occhialini, Vice President, Alpha Analytical

PFAS Case Studies (Characterization, Treatment, and Fingerprinting)

  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson

RIDEM Regulatory Perspective on PFAS

  • Nicholas Noons, Sanitary Engineer, RIDEM

The PFAS Treatment Lifecycle: From Analytical Evaluation to Media Destruction

  • AnnieLu DeWitt, Business Development Manager, Remediation Technologies, Clean Harbors

Following the speaker presentations will be a panel discussion moderated by Frank Ricciardi of Weston & Sampson – Chair of the EBC PCB & Emerging Contaminants Subcommittee.


Attendee List

Jamie Barberi SAGE Environmental, Inc.
Eric Butler Gradient Principal
Jacob Butterworth SAGE Environmental, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Patrick Dowling Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Associate| Department Manager
Dylan Eberle Geosyntec Senior Staff Geologist
Adam Finkelman Arcadis Environmental Scientist
Meg Kerr Audubon Society of RI Director of Policy
Michael Kirkwood Pascoag Utility District General Manager
Edward Kurja TK&K Services Principal
Pete Long The Heritage Group VP Business Operations-Real Estate
Ronald Mack EA Engineering Senior Engineer
Richard Mandile SAGE Environmental, Inc. Principal
Robert Martin ESMI EH&S Manager
David McCarley Clean Harbors Technical Services Professional, NE Business Development Manager
Leo McDonough Redux Technology Sales Manager
Amy Moses Conservation Law Foundation Director and Vice President, Rhode Island
Matthew Robbins TRC Principal
Eric Suuberg Brown University Profession, Division of Engineering
james Talvy Casella Organics Project Manager
Jeremy Thebodo Alpha Analytical Technical Sales Associate
Emily Wassmer VHB Sr. Environmental Geologist

The available presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Remediation Program: Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Update on PFAS completed on October 3, 2018, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Rhode Island Program – Contaminants of Emerging Concern Update on PFAS

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