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ITRC PFAS Beyond the Basics: Sampling, Analysis, Surface Water, & Air Occurrence Training

Live Webinar: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 1:00PM-3:00PM EDT (17:00-19:00 GMT)

Sponsored by: Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council

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This ITRC training course will build upon PFAS sampling and analysis information presented in the PFAS 101 CLU-IN training. The ITRC PFAS Beyond the Basics class provides in-depth information on preparing for and implementing sampling events. Some detailed information and case studies are presented for sampling surface water and PFAS-containing foam that can form and aggregate at the surface water-air interface. The training includes information about PFAS analysis and discusses alternative qualitative analytical techniques. The occurrence of PFAS in air information from the literature for outdoor air, indoor air, settled dust and precipitation is discussed.

Resources and further details for the topics included in this training are in the ITRC Guidance Document (PFAS-1) in Sections 6, 11, 15, 16 and 17.1 along with referenced tables.

Learning Objectives:

  • Key elements that make sampling for PFAS different from other sampling events.
  • Best practices for preparing and conducting a PFAS sampling event.
  • Matrix-specific PFAS sampling guidance.
  • Surface water/foam sampling challenges and case study.
  • Options for compound-specific PFAS analysis and key differences of available methods.
  • Understanding PFAS analytical challenges (suspended solids, branched/linear isomers, bile salt interference).
  • Qualitative analytical techniques and when they can be useful.
  • Occurrence of PFAS in air.

A photograph of Elizabeth DenlyElizabeth Denly (edenly@trccompanies.com)
Elizabeth Denly is based out of Lowell, Massachusetts and is a Technical Director at TRC and the Program Director for TRC's PFAS Group. She is a chemist with 30 years of consulting experience encompassing field and laboratory analyses and audits, quality assurance/quality control, data validation, and consulting for regulatory agencies. Elizabeth is currently focusing on PFAS, specifically the nomenclature, chemistry, sampling procedures, QA/QC, and laboratory analytical methodologies, and has a significant role in educating clients, attorneys, and regulators about PFAS. She has been a leader in ITRC's PFAS Team and received the ITRC's Industry Member of the Year Award in 2017 for her work on this team. Elizabeth earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 1987 and is also a certified manager of quality/organizational excellence (CMQ/OE) by the American Society of Quality.


A photograph of Kristi HerzerKristi Herzer, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (kristi.herzer@vermont.gov)
Kristi Herzer is an Environmental Analyst and Technical Program Lead for the State of Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation. Kristi is a project manager in the Brownfields Program and the Sites Management Section and promotes the Vermont Brownfields Reuse and Environmental Liability Limitation Act (BRELLA) program. Kristi is the Division representative on VTDEC's Environmental Justice Team, an active member in a cross-agency PFAS workgroup, and co-author of multiple internal and external guidance documents for the regulated community. Since 2017, Kristi has served as a member and subgroup leader for the Sampling and Analysis section of ITRC's PFAS team, and most recently also serves as a subgroup leader of the PFAS Training team. Kristi holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Biology from Guilford College and a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont.


A photograph of Linda LoganLinda Logan, Terraphase Engineering (linda.logan@terraphase.com)
Linda Logan is a Senior Associate Consultant with Terraphase Engineering in Doylestown Pennsylvania. She has 25 years' experience in ecological and human health risk assessment, contaminated site investigations, surface water, stormwater, and sediment quality compliance in support of CERCLA remedial investigation/feasibility studies including Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA), RCRA corrective actions, environmental site assessments (ESAs), and voluntary cleanup programs. She has managed contaminant fate studies in support of a Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) data call-in, and evaluations of contaminant bioavailability, bioaccumulation, and persistence in support of water quality and toxicity studies. Her National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater experience includes a comprehensive water quality characterization of stormwater from multiple land uses at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, source tracing, on-site water quality monitoring of stormwater facilities, and laboratory testing of different media for the removal of dissolved metals as part of a toxicity identification evaluation. She joined ITRC in 2020 and is industry lead for the surface water quality writing subgroup. She has a Doctorate from the University of Glasgow in Environmental Geochemistry and Health, a master’s degree from the University of London in Environmental Technology, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Norwich in Environmental Science, majoring in Geological Science. She is a member of the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and past president for the Hudson-Delaware Chapter of SETAC.


A photograph of Alex MacDonaldAlex MacDonald, Emeritus (alexmacd836@gmail.com)
Alex MacDonald is a former senior engineer in the technical support section of the Cleanup Unit at the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board in Rancho Cordova, California. He worked at the Water Quality Control Board from 1984 - 2021. He primarily worked on cleanup of the Aerojet site in Rancho Cordova, California and on the cleanup at McClellan Air Force Base. Alex also worked on cleanup at underground and above ground storage tanks sites; permitting and inspection of landfill and waste disposal to land sites; regulating application of biosolids sites; regulating underground injection; regulating NPDES sites that include municipal wastewater treatment plants, power plants, industrial facilities, and groundwater treatment facilities; and permitting and inspecting dredging projects. Alex was a member of the Interstate Technical Regulatory Council (ITRCC) Perchlorate team, DNAPL and Fractured Rock Teams. He is currently a member of the ITRC PFAS, Microplastics and Risk Communication Teams. Alex earned a bachelor's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in 1977 and a master's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California in 1987. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.


A photograph of Martha MaierMartha Maier, Montrose Environmental (MMaier@montrose-env.com)
Martha Maier is the PFAS Program Leader and PFAS subject matter expert for Montrose
Environmental Group, Inc.  She is the former president and owner of Vista Analytical
Laboratory in El Dorado Hills, CA, and has over 35 years of experience in environmental testing, primarily involving high resolution mass spectrometry for the analysis of chemicals such as dioxins, PCBs and chlorinated pesticides.  Martha led the PFAS program at Vista from the development of their in-house LC-MS/MS method for serum in 2007 to become one of the most respected analytical PFAS service providers in North America.  She earned her BS in chemistry and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a co-chair of the ITRC PFAS Sampling and Analysis Subcommittee.


A photograph of Chris ZevitasChris Zevitas, U.S. DOT (Chris.Zevitas@dot.gov)
Dr. Zevitas is a nationally-recognized subject matter expert in the environmental and occupational safety and health fields and has authored and led the development of technical reports, guidance documents, tools, and resources, including peer-reviewed publications, national technical and policy frameworks, national research roadmaps, and agendas in response to Congressional mandates, Government-wide, Departmental, and Agency strategies and directives. Dr. Zevitas leads major inter and intra agency initiatives through his participation in expert committees addressing the nation’s top priorities concerning novel pollutants and emerging threats to human health and the environment, including the: Executive Office of the President (EOP) National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Joint Subcommittee on Environment, Innovation, and Public Health (EIPH) PFAS Strategy Team and Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Strategy Team; Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Environmental Issues in Aviation (AV030); TRB Aviation Water Resources Subcommittee AV030(2), Subcommittee Chair; Federal Remediation Technology Roundtable (FRTR) Steering Committee; and ITRC PFAS, Tire Anti-Degradants 6PPD, and Vapor Intrusion Teams.


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