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Developing a PFAS Response Playbook

What you need to know now for designing and pursuing an effective response strategy

June 24, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern

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Program Overview

Who Will Benefit from the Webinar

Attorneys, environmental professionals, government officials, and company representatives responsible for evaluating and responding to the emergence of PFAS contamination in soil or water resources

Why You will Benefit from the Webinar

Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are in the news across the United States and are a growing topic of discussion amongst environmental professionals and at all levels of regulatory agencies. This carbon-fluorine bond is one of the strongest in nature. It is responsible for most of the unique and useful characteristics of these chemicals. However, it also causes their environmental persistence, bioaccumulation, and resistance to degradation. Those characteristics result in increased toxicity over time.

This Zoominar is an opportunity for an update on PFAS response activity and to obtain the information you need to develop tools for planning and implementing your response strategy. We hope you will join us for a very interesting and informative discussion.

Taryn McKnight, Eurofins Environment Testing America and Edward B. Witte, Godfrey & Kahn

What You Will Learn

  • PFAS chemicals, their uses, and why are we concerned about them
  • The evolution of PFAS responses over time
  • Current federal actions, including the EPA's PFAS Action Plan, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
  • State actions, including screening levels and action limits, drinking water surveys, development of analytical method criteria, and state playbooks
  • Sampling and analytical methods
  • Development of matrices for landfill leachate, biosolids, and air emissions
  • PFAS in consumer products including FDA and state bans or restrictions
  • Due diligence for PFAS
  • PFAS litigation drivers
  • Interplay with federal and state enforcement actions
  • Responding to government inquiries
  • PFAS release notifications
  • Best practices for businesses

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

10:00 am

The Current Emerging Paybook, including the need for a PFAS Task Force to develop a PFAS Action Plan

Conducting foam, drinking water, and wastewater surveys; airports, landfills, fire training areas, and chrome platers as priorities; development of Maximum Contaminant Load (MCL) standards

Taryn McKnight , PFAS Practice Leader
Eurofins Environment Testing America / Sacramento, CA

Tips for anticipating legal issues and addressing

Edward B. Witte, Esq.
Godfrey & Kahn / Milwaukee, WI

12:00 pm

Evaluations & Adjourn

Our Distinguished Panel

Taryn McKnight, Taryn McKnight, PFAS Practice Leader for Eurofins Environment Testing America based in Sacramento, California, has nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental testing industry specializing in PFAS and Vapor Intrusion assessments. She provides technical guidance to clients, agencies and industry personnel across the country. With 20 years invested in PFAS method development and analysis, Eurofins has demonstrated leadership in this field of testing, supporting an analytical approach that provides consistent and defensible data in a world that lacks standardization for PFAS methodologies.

Edward B. Witte Edward B. Witte is a shareholder in the Environmental Strategies Practice Group at Godfrey & Kahn. He has particular experience in PFAS litigation and has participated in development of Wisconsin's Action Plan as a member of a PFAS Action Council Stakeholder Committee.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: This program qualifies for 2.0 WA MCLE, 2.0 CA MCLE, 2.0 ABCEP environmental professional, and 2.0 AICP planner credits. Upon request, we will help you apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.

For the Live Program

The day before the program, we will email the login link to you. Fill out Zoom's "Registration" form by entering your name and email address. That will log you in.

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Time Shift Your Content

Audio and video replay files, with course materials, are available for download or on a flash drive at the same price as live attendance. Files are available for downloading three business days after the Webinar or from the date we receive payment. Flashdrive orders are sent via First Class mail within five business days after the Webinar or from the date we receive payment. The course materials alone are available for $50

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