General Meeting of the
Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Emerging Characterization and Remedial Technologies

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center (Headquarters)
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive | Reston, Virginia 20192
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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Overall Meeting Objective:

  1. Identify and discuss the emerging science behind PFAS characterization and remedial technologies
8:00 am Welcome
Mike Focazio, USGS (Program Coordinator, USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program)
8:15 am Meeting Objectives and Administrative Business
Kent Glover, AFCEC/CZTE (FRTR Steering Committee Chair) &
Malcolm Garg, Army Environmental (Meeting Moderator)
8:30 am Scope of the Issue: What are PFAS and what are the issues?
Linda Gaines, EPA
9:00 am Field Sampling and Laboratory Analysis
Lisa Olsen, USGS
9:30 am BREAK
10:00 am USGS Toxicological Profile/Ecological Risk
Sue Fenton, National Toxicology Program
10:30 am PFAS Site Characterization
Dr. John Kornuc, Navy
11:10 am Characterization, Field Case Study
Ethan Weikel, USGS
11:40 pm LUNCH (available for purchase in the USGS cafeteria)
12:40 pm FRTR Agency Member Announcements
1:00 pm Treatment Technologies for PFAS Site Management
Dr. Tony Danko, Navy
1:40 pm Case Study: Explaining the Path and Fate of a Fire-Training Area PFAS Plume Near Two Cape Cod Lakes—Understanding Groundwater-Lake Interactions is the Key
Denis LeBlanc, USGS-Cape Cod
2:10 pm Ongoing Research
Heather Henry, NIEHS; Dr. John Kornuc, Navy; Kent Glover, Air Force
3:10 pm BREAK
3:45 pm Panel Discussion—Characterization & Science; "What Are the Gaps and What Can We Do Now"
Moderator: Dan Powell, U.S. EPA
Panel Members — Linda Gaines, EPA; Sue Fenton, NIEHS; Lisa Olsen, USGS; Dr.John Kornuc, Navy; Heather Henry, NIEHS; Denis LeBlanc, USGS; Ethan Weikel, USGS; Dr. Tony Danko, Navy; Kent Glover, Air Force
4:30 pm FRTR Action Items/Adjourn

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