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About the webinar series

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of compounds classified as emerging contaminants that are resistant to heat, oil, stains, grease, and water.  Due to these physical attributes, PFAS have historically been used in a wide variety of manufacturing processes and consumer products since the 1950s.  Due to the widespread use of PFAS, many manufacturers may purposefully, or unintentionally, be using products or materials in their processes that contain PFAS (e.g., recycled materials or raw/intermediate products or materials) or have properties impacted by PFAS from training with or use of aqueous film-forming firefighting foams (AFFF)

 

These compounds can during manufacturing and/or use migrate into soil, water, and air as environmental contaminants.  Scientific study and regulations regarding PFAS have been a major focus in recent years including in April 2024 when the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) finalized the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS establishing enforceable maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for these compounds.  The USEPA also finalized designation of two common PFAS (PFOA and PFOS) as hazardous substances under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Additionally, PFAS regulatory reporting requirements continue to evolve including recently finalized, or updated, rules for Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a)7.

 

Ramboll and Clean Waters LLC have organized a three-part webinar series designed to inform Indiana manufacturers on current and upcoming PFAS regulations, regulatory reporting requirements, treatment of PFAS impacted industrial wastewater, and how to be prepared to manage PFAS compliance challenges and reporting requirements.  Please join us for this webinar series and interact with our speakers in a live Q&A event following each presentation.

Part 1 - PFAS Regulatory Status Update - 
Navigating Recent Environmental Rulemaking Initiatives
8/28/2024  |  10 a.m.  | Webinar

Part1

About the event

Part 1 of this 3-part PFAS webinar series will provide an overview and status update to EPA’s most recent rulemaking and non-rulemaking actions relevant to PFAS management.  Over the past few months, EPA has promulgated several final rules on PFAS that impose real or potential impacts to many manufacturers in the Hoosier state.  We will summarize high-level requirements and/or rulemaking milestones for the following environmental laws: Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA); Clean Water Act (CWA); Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA); Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA); Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA); and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

 

This presentation will also provide a more in-depth review of the EPCRA final rule.  The primary focus is on EPA’s characterization of PFAS as “Chemicals of Special Concern” and changes to Supplier Notification requirements and their impacts on de minimis exemption, threshold determinations and a review of best readily available information.

Details

Date:  8/28/2024

Program:  10 a.m.

Registration is free to IMA members!

Speaker

Bill Garrison is the Director of Strategic Solutions at Clean Waters, LLC – an Indianapolis based firm that specializes in management of PFAS wastestreams. He has 33 years of professional environmental experience and specializes in hazardous materials & waste management; multimedia compliance; and management system auditing. He has worked in the manufacturing, maritime and environmental services industries. Bill has spent the last three years with a focus on research and development and PFAS-specific solutions.

 

Bill is an Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs graduate with a degree in Environmental Science & Public Policy.  He grew up in New Albany, IN and currently resides in Sellersburg. He is a member of the Kentucky Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers (KCHMM) and served on its’ board the past three years.

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Presenter: Bill Garrison
Director of Strategic Solutions
Clean Waters, LLC
bgarrison@cleanwaters.com
703-508-6970

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Part 2 - Identify, Mitigate, and Treat: PFAS in Industrial Wastewater
8/28/2024  |  10 a.m.  | Webinar

About the event

Part 2 of this 3-part PFAS webinar series will highlight the key steps to understanding PFAS in an industrial setting and what technologies may be applied to meet wastewater discharge requirements. Early regulations for PFAS have focused on drinking water and groundwater. Now, as regulations evolve the focus of PFAS regulations are shifting to industrial wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste.  As regulations turn their focus to industry it is crucial to understand the various streams to which PFAS is entering and exiting a facility. Product selection and minimization of the use of PFAS containing products can be a crucial first step into minimizing the PFAS impact leaving a facility. For facilities with wastewater, stormwater, or solid waste production, classification sampling may soon be required. Sampling and treatment/disposal requirements will vary based on how and where PFAS has been identified at a facility. 
 
Treatment of PFAS in the aqueous phase has reached a point of maturity, where technologies such as granular activated carbon (GAC), ion exchange (IX) resins, and reverse osmosis (RO) filtration are well established. These treatment technologies focus on the mass transfer of PFAS from aqueous phase to the selected media. While these technologies are effective for groundwater and drinking water, they may lack effectiveness for some more complex matrices. More advanced destructive technologies can be applied for the treatment of PFAS with a focus on breaking the carbon fluorine bonds as opposed to mass transfer.

Details

Date:  9/26/2024

Program:  10 a.m.

Registration is free to IMA members!

Speaker

Tyler Brown is an Environmental Engineer with over 17 years of experience in remedial design and investigation including groundwater pump and treat, sub-slab mitigation, and dual phase treatment systems. He has nearly 10 years of experience working on the complex problems surrounding PFAS and was one of the lead engineers for the design and implementation of multiple PFAS treatments systems at the Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, NH. These treatment systems were two of the first in the entire United States. Tyler has continued his work on PFAS from projects involving investigation, design, due diligence, and solid waste. 
 
Tyler is a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate with a degree in Environmental Engineering. He grew up in and currently resides in Western, NY.

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Presenter: Tyler Brown PE
Senior Project Engineer
Ramboll
TBrown@ramboll.com
585-233-6375

Part3

Part 3 - Clarifying Your Role in TSCA 8(a)7
10/9/2024  |  10 a.m.  | Webinar

About the event

Part 3 of this 3-part PFAS webinar series will cover manufacturers preparedness to manage PFAS compliance challenges and reporting requirements. Globally, regulations are quickly evolving to include proposed or enacted bans on the use of PFAS in commerce or products. Similarly, state and federal regulations are increasing to respond to and prevent PFAS contamination in the environment. Notably in September 2023, EPA set a timetable for US manufacturers or importers of manufactured goods to begin reporting on PFAS content in their products (i.e., TSCA 8[a]7). With few exemptions, manufacturers must begin reporting current and historical results regarding the presence of PFAS in their supply chains between November 2024 and May 2025.  
 
With as many as 12,000 or more compounds considered as PFAS, these substances can enter a manufacturer’s supply chain through both known and unknown pathways in raw materials, components, manufacturing equipment, surface treatments and services maintenance contracts, to name a few.  
 
Recognizing the scale of the TSCA 8(a)7 compliance task and other existing and anticipated global regulations, is your business prepared to manage this and future compliance challenges?  Are you ready for TSCA 8(a)7? 

Details

Date:  10/9/2024

Program:  10 a.m.

Registration is free to IMA members!

Speaker

Dr. Lisa Navarro provides strategic scientific support to drive solutions for her client’s most challenging product safety and regulatory compliance needs. Leveraging industrial experience she advises clients on services including GRAS Notifications and Determinations, Cell Culture Consultations, cGMP Reviews, Due Diligence Support, New Dietary Ingredient Notifications, Cosmetic Formulation Safety Reviews, Dietary Intake Assessments, and Food Contact Substance Notifications. Her clients include a broad range of manufacturers, including cosmetics, consumer and household products, food and flavor ingredients, alcoholic beverages, and dietary supplements.
 
Lisa received her doctorate in toxicology from Florida A&M University.  She grew up in South Florida and currently resides in South Ohio.  She is also a member of the American Board of Toxicology.

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Presenter: Lisa Navarro, PhD DABT ERT
Product Safety & Stewardship
Ramboll
Lenavarro@ramboll.com
513-646-0818

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