EBC Rhode Island Webinar: PFAS Update – Shifting Regulatory Tides in the Ocean State


Date: October 29, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

This EBC Rhode Island Emerging Contaminants webinar will provide an overview and update of PFAS activities in Rhode Island. Specifically, we’ll discuss ongoing PFAS regulatory activities in Rhode Island, learn from academia about environmental conditions in state waters and air, and present a brief overview of technical advances in monitoring and remediation that might be applied to local PFAS contamination problems.

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

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Lead, Weston & Sampson
  • Hilary Robinson, Senior Scientist, RPS
Speaker Agenda:

RIDEM Regulatory Status, Recent Findings, and Future Focus

  • Nick Noons, Sanitary Engineer, Office of Waste Land Revitalization & Sustainable Materials Management, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Neutral PFAS in Indoor Air

  • Maya Morales-McDevitt, ORISE Fellow, USEPA, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Passive Sampling Methods and PFAS Monitoring in Wastewater Effluent and Narragansett Bay

  • Christine Gardiner, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Evaluation of Indirect Thermal Desorption Coupled with Thermal Oxidation (ITD/TO) Technology to Treat Solid PFAS-impacted Investigation-derived Waste (IDW)

  • Dr. Frank Barranco, PE, PG, Senior Vice President, Director of Quality Control, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Webinar: PFAS Update – Shifting Regulatory Tides in the Ocean State completed on October 29, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Rhode Island Webinar: PFAS Update – Shifting Regulatory Tides in the Ocean State

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

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