PFAS — Measuring Emissions, Atmospheric Monitoring, Deposition Modeling, Control Techniques, and Managing Impacts


PFAS — Measuring Emissions, Atmospheric Monitoring, Deposition Modeling, Control Techniques, and Managing Impacts
Thursday, December 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

With the discovery of Poly- and Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in the environment, and impacts on adjacent drinking water sources in several areas of the United States, more attention has been focused on understanding their sources, fate and human exposure. Many states have taken recent actions to investigate and/or regulate PFAS. In February 2019, EPA released an Action Plan that describes the EPA’s approach to identifying and understanding PFAS.

This webinar will be solutions-oriented focused on the air component of the PFAS releases. The speakers will discuss emission testing for PFAS, air quality modeling and deposition, ambient sampling, and compliance. In addition, the speakers will provide information regarding state and EPA actions or planned actions that will impact air quality assessments and other air quality related PFAS topics.
     $169 A&WMA Member; $229 Non-Member
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Catherine Beahm, SIP Planning Administrator, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (HDES), Air Resources Division
Catherine Beahm is the SIP Planning Administrator for the NHDES, Air Resources Division and has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine. In addition to her current roll, she is on special assignment for PFAS air-related issues. Catherine has been actively collaborating since early 2016 with organizations around the country on PFAS issues. Her primary focus in NH has been sampling, stack testing for current PFAS emissions, and deposition modeling of PFAS compounds from industrial and municipal facilities.

Ian MacGregor, Senior Scientist and Project Manager, Battelle
Mr. Ian MacGregor is a Senior Scientist and Project Manager at Battelle in Columbus, OH.  He has 17 years of professional experience, which includes work supporting the US EPA’s and international agencies’ national ambient air monitoring networks.  He develops and implements sampling and analysis methodologies to measure pollutants such as volatile and semivolatile organics found in indoor, ambient, and near-source atmospheres. In addition, he is involved in planning, coordinating, and conducting laboratory and field sampling campaigns, such as those to characterize the emissions from combustion processes and consumer products. Ian also conducts human exposure and health risk assessments.

Michael Pjetraj, Deputy Director, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Michael Pjetraj is the Deputy Director for the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ). He has worked with the DAQ since 1995 as an environmental engineer and as the Stationary Source Compliance Branch Supervisor. He has helped craft DAQ compliance policies, programs and integration of EPA requirements. Prior to joining the DAQ, he worked for Entropy performing source testing. Michael earned an engineering degree from North Carolina State University. He is a licensed professional engineer and a North Carolina Certified Public Manager.   

Bryan Vining, Ph.D., Laboratory Director, Enthalpy Analytical, LLC
Dr. Vining received his Ph.D. from FSU in 1998 and has spent the past 20+ years analyzing small organic molecules in a variety of matrices. He has specialized in ultratrace (part per trillion and lower detection limits) analyses using isotope dilution for over a decade. Dr. Vining has an active collaboration with the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, focused on examining PFAS in air samples. He also partners with various stack testers to develop the sampling and analysis of PFAS in point-source sample emissions.

Moderator: Kevin Eldridge, Principal Consultant, ERM NC, Inc.
Mr. Eldridge is a Principal Consultant in ERM’s Raleigh, North Carolina office. His experience is in the environmental consulting field, including management of air quality permitting, regulatory analysis, dispersion modeling, and emissions inventory programs as well as other multi-media environmental projects. Project management experience includes direction and supervision of engineers, meteorologists, and other scientists on air quality projects, including interaction with state regulators, client interface, budget, schedule development and monitoring, and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of deliverables.