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General Meeting

Recent Advances in PFAS Characterization Technologies

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 8:00 AM to 4:40 PM (ET)

U.S. Geological Survey Headquarters
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia

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Meeting Objectives:

The science and technology of site characterization for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has advanced in the five years since FRTR last addressed the topic in 2018. Federal agency budgets for PFAS remediation have grown substantially during this time. As a result, site characterization efforts such as Remedial Investigations, as well as early response actions, are underway at many Federal facilities. Funding for field-scale projects to further advance PFAS characterization technology and methodologies also has increased substantially.

The FRTR 2023 Fall General Meeting provides an opportunity for member agencies to share results of recent and on-going PFAS projects that are improving our understanding of PFAS characterization technologies. Specifically, invited presentations and roundtable discussions will explore current best practices for PFAS site characterization, emerging technologies and methods, case studies and current agency needs for technology transfer and future research.


View/Download the Fall 2023 Meeting Agenda (2pp/153KB/PDF).
View/Download the Fall 2023 Meeting Logistics (5pp/942KB/PDF).
View/Download the Fall 2023 Speaker Bios (5pp/371KB/PDF).

8:00 am Welcome
Geoff Plumlee, USGS Chief Scientist
8:10 am Meeting Objectives
Dr. Kent Glover, AFCEC (FRTR Steering Committee Chair)
8:20 am Best Practices for PFAS Sampling and Evaluation
Nicolette Andrzejczyk, Navy
Download Abstract (1pp/130KB/PDF)
Download Presentation (33pp/3.30MB/PDF)
9:00 am Clean Water Act Methods: Overview of EPA's CWA PFAS Method Activities
S. Bekah Burket, U.S. EPA
Download Abstract (1pp/104KB/PDF)
Download Presentation (13pp/484 KB/PDF)
9:40 am Break
Download Agency Announcements (14pp/1.22MB/PDF)
10:10 am High Resolution Site Characterization Technologies and Methods for Mapping PFAS Concentration and Mass Flux in Groundwater
Joseph Quinnan, Arcadis
Download Presentation (35pp/5.04MB/PDF)
10:50 am Technologies and Methods for Characterizing PFAS Mass Flux Near Groundwater Surface Water Interfaces
Craig Divine, Arcadis
Download Abstract (1pp/110KB/PDF)
Download Presentation (24pp/3.42MB/PDF)
11:30 am Application of Modified Impact-to-Groundwater Tool for PFAS Assessment
Matthew Rovero and Richard Wilkin, U.S. EPA
Download Abstract (1pp/105KB/PDF)
Download Presentation (28pp/2.16MB/PDF)
12:10 pm Lunch
1:10 pm Assessing PFAS Occurrence and Background Concentrations in New Hampshire Soils
Andrea Tokranov, USGS
Download Abstract (1pp/109KB/PDF)
Download Presentation (30pp/7.3MB/PDF)
1:50 pm Characterization of PFAS Plumes 70 Years in the Making
Rebecca Higgins, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Download Abstract (1pp/109KB/PDF)
Download Presentation (24pp/7.6MB/PDF)
2:30 pm Former Reese Air Force Base Remedial Investigation, PFAS Site Characterization - Complex Migration Pathways
Paul Carroll, AFCEC
Download Presentation (23pp/21.3MB/PDF)
3:10 pm Break
3:40 pm Panel Discussion - Current Agency Needs and Ongoing Efforts to Advance PFAS Characterization Technology
Moderator: Sriram Madabushi (BAH)
Panel Members to include FRTR Steering Committee Leads, Meeting Speakers, Heather Henry (NIEHS), & Allison Narizzano (SERDP/ESTCP)
4:40 pm Action Items/Adjourn