|7:15 am - 8:15 am||Breakfast and Workshop Registration Sponsored by Wood
Registration Table Sponsored by Eurofins TestAmerica
General Event Sponsored by GEI Consultants, Inc. & Geosyntec Consultants
|8:15 am - 8:45 am||Implications of Per and Poly-fluorinated Compounds in the Environment
John Osborne, MEM - GZA
Overview of PFAS uses, chemistry, behavior, and how they are entering the environment.
|8:45 am - 9:15 am||Regulatory Overview - USEPA & Other States
Edward B. Witte - Godfrey & Kahn
Present latest from USEPA and other states and drivers.
|9:15 am - 9:30 am||Networking Break
Sponsored by ORIN
|9:30 am - 10:15 am||State of Wisconsin Regulatory Status
Wisconsin DNR Program Staff
Kyle Burton - Drinking Water
Jason Knutson - Wastewater
David Neste - Remediation
Introduction of environmental program and emerging PFAS concerns: remediation, drinking water, wastewater including time for questions.
|10:15 am - 10:45 am||Toxicology of PFAS
Sara Yang - WI Department of Health
PFAS behavior in the human body; Methods and status of driving a standard for PFAS in WI and bringing focus to the range of standards being used or proposed by other states.
|10:45 am - 11:15 am||PFAS Behavior in the Environment and Routes of Exposure
Justin Gal - Wood and Alyssa Sellwood - TRC Companies, Inc.
Understanding PFAS movement in the environment and routes of migration that lead to exposure.
|11:15 am - 11:45 am||Investigation of PFAS Impacts Including Standard Operating
Procedures: Federal & State
Saamih Bashir - Wood
Investigation work plan considerations when launching characterization of PFAS releases and important requirements to achieving data quality objectives. Current acceptance of region 5 SOPs and sampling procedures.
|11:45 am - 1:00 pm||Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Janice Willey - Senior Chemist, Navy, NAVSEA Laboratory Quality and Accreditation Office (LQAO)
|1:15 pm - 2:00 pm||PFAS Analytical Considerations
Taryn McKnight - Eurofins TestAmerica and Chen Zhang - WI State Lab Hygiene
Current acceptable analytical methods, limitations of Method 537, Modified 537, ASTM and other evolving methods. Standard laboratory reporting and QA/QC requirements.
|2:00 pm - 2:30 pm||PFAS Remediation: Sources, Soil Impacts and Groundwater Plumes
Ken Quinn - TRC Companies, Inc.
An overview of key existing, applicable and emerging technologies. What works and is likely not to work.
|2:30 pm - 2:45 pm||Networking Break
Sponsored by GZA
|2:45 pm - 3:30 pm||Emerging PFAS Issues in Municipal Drinking Water Supplies
John Cuthbertson, CPG - AECOM and Joseph Grande - City of Madison Water Utility
This presentation will provide a summary of municipal PFAS sampling efforts across the country, an in-depth evaluation of the results and what we have learned, successful implementation of treatment technologies, and several cases studies. Joe Grande of Madison Water Utility will share ideas for Wisconsin Water Utilities to consider.
|3:30 pm - 4:15 pm||Emerging PFAS Issues in Industrial Wastewater Effluent and Biosolids
John Cuthbertson, CPG - AECOM and Todd Schmidt - TRC Companies, Inc.
This presentation will review PFAS sampling efforts at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) performed to date and how these results have affected industrial dischargers. It will also review several biosolids studies completed to date and detail the effects of biosolids field applications in the environment and to potential receptors. Lastly, this presentation will look at what we have learned and what we still do not understand through review of cases studies. Todd Schmidt of TRC Companies, Inc., will share ideas for Wisconsin Wastewater Treatment Facilities to consider.
|4:15 pm - 5:00 pm||Closing Panel Discussion and Concluding Remarks
John Cuthbertson - AECOM
Joseph Grande - Madison Water Utility
Shalene Thomas - Wood
Edward Witte - Godfrey & Kahn
Sara Yang - DHS
In a time of high uncertainty, how do industries, municipalities, and consultants appropriately manage the risks related to this PFAS issue? This will include a structured Q&A lead by a moderator followed by an open-field Q&A from the audience.
|5:00 pm - 6:30 pm||Student Poster Presentations and Social Networking Reception
Sponsored by ORIN
Taryn McKnight, Product Manager for Eurofins TestAmerica, based in Sacramento, California, has more than 15 years of experience in the environmental testing industry specializing in PFAS and Vapor Intrusion assessments. She is responsible for providing technical guidance to clients, agencies and industry personnel across the country. With 20 years invested in PFAS method development and analysis, Eurofins TestAmerica has demonstrated expertise in this field of testing, supporting an analytical approach that provides consistent and defensible data in a world that lacks standardization for PFAS methodologies. Eurofins offers the nation's largest LCMSMS capacity dedicated to PFAS, with an ever expanding list of PFAS compounds at detection limits well below current state and federal screening levels.________________________________
Joe Grande is the Water Quality Manager for the City of Madison Water Utility. In this role, he is responsible for water quality monitoring and reporting, the cross connection control program, private well permitting, and the wellhead protection program. Over the last decade, he has led the utility’s response to emerging water quality issues including radium, chromium (VI), pharmaceuticals and personal care products, road salt, and most recently PFAS.
Experienced Environmental Manager and Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in a variety of industries including paper & forest products, industrial mineral processing, textiles, chemical manufacturing, and other consumer products sectors. Skilled in Environmental Compliance, Program Auditing, Water Quality, Air Quality, Combustion, Pollution Control Optimization, Biofuels, Biomass, and Six Sigma. A professional possessing both strong technical and communication skills holding positions in industry and consulting areas. Earned a Master of Science (M.S.) in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Kyle Burton has been with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater for 19 years. He has served the Public Drinking Water program in numerous capacities over those years including Field Specialist, Field Supervisor, and now as the Bureau’s Field Operations Director. He has worked very closely with program implementation at Public Water Systems level as well as Public Water Supply policy development. Additionally, he is a member of the WI DNR internal PFAS steering team.
Jason Knutson, PE, is the Wastewater Section Chief at Wisconsin DNR and has been with the department for 5 years. The DNR’s Wastewater Section is responsible for review of plans and specifications for wastewater treatment, storage, and conveyance systems, issuance of WPDES permits for complex industrial facilities, administration of the Pretreatment program, and development of WPDES policy. Prior to his time with the department, Jason worked with drinking water filtration and sanitation technologies in India, Ghana, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. Jason holds a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and a Bachelors from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Dave Neste is a hydrogeologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Remediation and Redevelopment Program. He has been with the Department for two years and served as an environmental consultant for the 15 years prior. Dave currently serves as the DNR Project Manager for two PFAS contamination sites in the Northeast Region.