MassDEP and LSPA Continuing Education Seminar

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): The Latest Information

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Onsite check-in begins at 7:30 AM
NEW Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA
Pricing: All attendees $150  
Instructors: 

  • Paul Locke, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, MassDEP 
  • James Occhialini, Vice President, Alpha Analytical Laboratories
  • Ken Gray, Partner, Pierce Atwood
  • Steve LaRosa, Senior Project Manager, Weston & Sampson
  • Karen Vetrano, Manager, Risk Assessment and Toxicology, TRC Environmental Corporation       

Credit: This course has been approved for 2.0 Technical/non-DEP and 2.0 DEP Regulatory continuing education credits (#1608). This course will also be submitted for CT LEP credit.

This course is being conveniently offered on the same day and at the same venue as "Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Remediation."  Attend both courses and receive a complimentary lunch. 

Course Description: 
PFAS are a large group of man-made fluorine-containing chemicals with unique properties to make materials to which they are applied stain and stick-resistant and are used to repel oil and water from clothing, carpeting, and furniture, in food packaging, and on non-stick surfaces on cookware. PFAS are very resistant to breakdown, migrate easily, and concentrate in the food chain. As a result, they may be found throughout the environment in groundwater, surface water, soil, and air.

PFAS may be present at MCP sites as a result of current or past releases associated with the manufacturing, use, or disposal of products containing these chemicals. PFAS are considered hazardous materials under MGL Chapter 21E and potential Contaminants of Concern (COCs). 

PFAS meet the definition of a hazardous material under Chapter 21E, § 2 and 310 CMR 40.0006(12). Reportable Concentrations and Method 1 Cleanup Standards have not yet been established under the MCP for PFAS. However, a notifiable condition would exist under the MCP at 310 CMR 40.0311 for PFAS releases that pose an Imminent Hazard pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0311. A Method 2 and/or Method 3 Risk Characterization would apply to the characterization of risk at a disposal site with PFAS as COCs. 

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Registration Information:
This course is full and registration has closed. Please contact [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.