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LSPA October 2022 Membership Meeting: PFAS in Massachusetts Soils: Establishing Background Conditions to Inform Regulatory Decision-Making
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: Membership Meeting

LSPA October 2022 Membership Meeting

PFAS in Massachusetts Soils: Establishing Background Conditions to Inform Regulatory Decision-Making

The LSPA cordially invites you to our October 2022 Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2022, which is being held virtually from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM using the Zoom Webinar platform. This presentation was approved by the LSP Board of Registration for 1.0 Technical LSP Credit (#1791). 

When: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM  EST (Please note: registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.) 
Live Webinar via Zoom
Important Registration Note: Registration for LSPA webinars requires a two-step process. 1) Complete the LSPA registration, and 2) In your LSPA confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom "Webinar Registration". You must also complete this registration in order to receive the webinar link, and reminder emails with course materials.
Price:  Credit: $50 Members | $110 Non-Members
             No Credit: $0 Members | $25 Non-Members
Presenters:
  • Lisa Campe, MPH, LSP, Practice Leader/Health, Risk, and Toxicology, Woodard & Curran
  • Lisa McIntosh, MS, DABT, Senior Technical Manager, Woodard & Curran

Presenter Biographies

To ensure you receive continuing education credit for your attendance in this webinar, please read the LSPA's guidelines here.

Presentation Description:

In the context of hazardous waste site investigation, it is critical to understand the background contribution of constituents to determine whether a regulated release to the environment has occurred, to understand the nature, extent and risks associated with release-related constituents, and to identify appropriate cleanup levels for remediation. This concept of background is especially relevant to PFAS, a ubiquitous contaminant in the environment for which the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) has promulgated stringent criteria for soil. However, in Massachusetts, as in many states, background levels of PFAS in soil are currently not established.

This Woodard & Curran study was created to quantify typical background levels of 36 PFAS in soils across Massachusetts. The presentation will discuss study objectives, the sampling program, and findings. Results from this study will broaden LSPs’ understanding of the levels and distribution of PFAS in Massachusetts soils, as well as the larger understanding of the ubiquitous presence of PFAS across our environment.

Schedule: 
3:45 PM Welcome and Announcements  
3:55 PM Speaker Introductions
4:00 PM Presentation Begins
5:00 PM Program Ends