PFAS Forum Date Change: Now September 9-11



Wednesday, September 9, 2020

NOTE:  Presentation Titles and Moderator Names have hyperlinks set to respective Speaker and Moderator Profiles.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                         Registration Open

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm                          Sponsor - Exhibit and Poster Board Set up

                                                        Costa Del Sol Ballroom and Prefunction Area

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm                          Reception - La Fuente Courtyard

Thursday, September 10, 2020

7:00 am – 6:00 pm                           Registration Open

7:00 am - 7:30 am                            Sponsor - Exhibit and Poster Board Set up

7:30 am – 8:00 am                           Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 10:00 am                           Opening Session

Welcome:  Gene Jones, Executive Director, Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX)

Moderator: Howard Nelson, Esq., Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP

Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Eric Sager, P.G., Principal Geologist, Geosyntec Consultants

The Burning Question: Should You Chase PFAS Everywhere?

Megan Garcia, Project Scientist | Environment, AECOM

Waste Management Challenges Posed by PFAS and Remediation Residuals

Dr. Tim Townsend, P.E., Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Florida

Encapsulation of PFAS from Landfill Leachate

Paul Ruehl, US Environmental Remediation Coordinator, LafargeHolcim (USA) Ltd.

10:00 am - 10:30 am                          Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm                         PFAS Chemistry and Toxicology

Moderator: TBD

What’s Behind PFAS Toxicity and State-by-State Regulation

Dr. Ziqi (Zeke) He, P.E., Senior Engineer, HSW Engineering, Inc.

Variability in Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Toxicity Values and its Impact on Evaluating Risk

Dr. Ronald Kotun, Senior Toxicologist, Tetra Tech

PFAS Fate & Transport:  Importance of Air Emissions/Deposition, Soil, and Surface Water

Dr. Stephen Zemba, P.E., Project Director, Sanborn Head & Associates

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                           Lunch (Provided)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                            PFAS Regulatory Issues

Moderator: Michael R. Goldstein, Esq.. Managing Shareholder, The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A.

State Perspecive on PFAS Issues

Teresa Booeshaghi, Assistant Director, Division of Waste Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Water Quality Governance: the PFAS Element. Implications and Paths Forward

Jorge Caspary, P.G., Principal, Cameron Cole

The Importance of Public Engagement

John Konkus, Senior Manager Strategic Development + Government Affairs, AECOM

PFAS and Brownfields Redevelopment

Rick Shoyer, LSRP, Senior Project Consultant, Montrose Environmental 

What You Need to Know About Regulatory Surface Water Screening Levels for PFOA and PFOS

Brad Tompa, P.G., Environmental Consultant, Kimley-Horn

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                             Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                           PFAS Legal Issues

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Moderator: Frank Hearne, Esq., Shareholder, Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P. A.


Howard Nelson, Esq., Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP

Robyn D. Neely, Esq., Partner, Akerman, LLP

Ron Noble, Esq., Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Michael R. Goldstein, Esq., Managing Shareholder, The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A

Laurel Lockett, Esq., Shareholder, Carlton Fields

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm                              Reception

                                                             Costa Del Sol Ballroom Prefunction Area and 

                                                             La Fuente Courtyard

Friday, September 11, 2020

7:15 am – 3:30 pm                            Registration Open

7:15 am – 8:00 am                             Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 10:00 am                            PFAS Investigation

Moderator: TBD

PFAS and its place in (or out) of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

Nicholas Albergo, P.E., Senior Consultant, GHD Group

EPA, ASTM, ISO, and Modified Methods, Oh My! Navigating Analytical Options for PFAS

Taryn McKnight, Project Manager, Eurofins TestAmerica, Inc.

Applied PFAS Forensic Techniques: Fundamentals and Case Studies

Dr. Dylan Eberle, Scientist, Geosyntec Consultants

From Fighter Jets to Fire Fighters - Investigating PFAS Through Time - Miami Dade College Fire Academy

Lucas Barroso-Giachetti, P.E., CHMM, Senior Environmental Engineer, Terracon

Putting PFAS Investigations into Practice Using Appropriate Conceptual Site Models

Fabio Fortes, Environmental Engineer and Nick Barnes, P.E., Environmental Engineer,  HSW Engineering, Inc.

10:00 am – 10:30 am                           Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 12:30 pm                            PFAS Remediation

Moderator: Gary Rose, PFAS Program Manager, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.

PFAS Remediation - As Assessment of Current Practices – What Works and Where are We Headed?

Stephen Rosansky, P.E., Senior Research Scientist, Battelle

Source Removal Combined with Drinking Water Treatment on a PFAS-Contaminated Groundwater

Dale Wynkoop, Global Director of Sales and Applications, ECT2

Colloidal Activated Carbon for In Situ Remediation of PFAS: A Review of Multiple Case Studies

Chad Northington, P.E., Southeast District Manager, REGENESIS

Considerations for High Concentration PFAS Water Treatment

AnnieLu DeWitt, Business Development Manager Remediation Services, Clean Harbors, Inc.

Removing PFAS from Groundwater: Full Scale Case Studies using GAC and Ion Exchange

Caitlin Berretta, Business Development Manager - Environmental Solutions, Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                           Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm                            PFAS Forum Closing General Session

Moderator: TBD

Funding PFAS Remediation Using Historical Insurance

Dr. John L. Malanchuk, Eisenstein Malanchuk LLP

Considerations in Removal and Replacement of AFFF

Robert Bogert, P.E., Engineering and Environmental Solutions Service Line Manager, MSE Group, LLC

Case Studies for Selecting a PFAS Treatment Approach in Drinking Water

Anthony Hoffman, P.E., Southeast Area Manager and Lori Kappen, Senior Project Engineer, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

PFAS Treatment Journey

Barry Zvibleman, Vice President System Design Hydogeologist Water Resource Engineer, Onion Equipment

Thermal Desorption Solution for Per-and Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) in Soils

Robert Martin, Technical Manager, Clean Earth, Inc.

3:30 pm                                              Adjourn