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 Tuesday June 4, 2019 Wednesday June 5, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception in the Tradeshow/Poster Area
Presented by: CBCL
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

7:00 am – 9:00 am

7:00 am – 8:00 amDillon
Continental Breakfast in the Tradeshow Area
Presented by: Dillon Consulting

7:45 am – 8:00 am
Welcoming Remarks
Clayton Truax, 2019 RPIC FCS Regional Workshop Chair
Cynthia Tremblay, 2019 RPIC FCS Regional Workshop Technical Co-Chair

8:00 am – 8:45 am
What, When, Where and Why: Firsthand Account of the Past, Present and Future of AFFF Use at the Department of National Defence
Ed Kirby and Gaétan Morinville
Department of National Defence

8:45 am – 10:00 am
Managing PFAS Contamination at Your Site: Background, Site Characterization, Risk Assessment, and Risk Communication
Shalene Thomas, Wood
Ginny Yingling, Minnesota Department of Health
Chris Evans, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

10:00 am – 10:30 am
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Presented by: Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc.
  • Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment of Federal Sites Impacted with PFAS
  • Accelerated Deployment and Startup of Ion Exchange Groundwater Treatment System Addresses PFAS Contamination in Stormwater at an Australian Air Base 
  • Management and Treatment of Spent Firewater Contaminated with High Concentrations of PFAS
  • Beyond Engagement: The Role of Teamwork, Accountability and Transparency in Improving Relationships with Indigenous Partners and Building Trust in Government
  • Managing Risks and Prioritizing Resources at PFAS Contaminated Sites
  • Best Practices and the Role of Quality Assessment Parameters in PFAS Analysis
  • The Lifecycle of a PFAS Project
10:10 am - 10:20 am 
  • Fate and Transport of PFASs in Surface Waters and Sediments: Potential for Long Range Transport?
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Managing PFAS Contamination at Your Site: Background, Site Characterization, Risk Assessment, and Risk Communication
Shalene Thomas, Wood
Ginny Yingling, Minnesota Department of Health
Chris Evans, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                                       
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Presented by: Geosyntec Consultants Inc. 
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Dessert Break in Trade Show/Poster Area
Presented by: wood
  • Total Oxidisable Precursor Assay: Exposing the Potential for Ongoing Contamination by PFAS Compounds Through Biotic and Abiotic Weathering Process
  • Installation, Operation and Startup of World’s First Regenerable Resin System for PFAS Removal
  • Investigation and Remediation of Multiple PFAS Source Zones at an Airport to Safeguard an at Risk Water Supply
  • CFB Comox, Fire Fighting Training Area, PFAS Delineation and Water Treatment: A Case Study
  • Post Deposit Monitoring Approaches for Measuring Environmental Concentrations and Effects of Drugs, Pesticides and Antibiotics Used in the Canadian Aquaculture Industry
  • Rapid Delivery Water Treatment System Removes Contaminant of Concern
  • Effective Treatment of Chlorinated Solvent Source Areas in Clay and Silt Using Electrokinetic Techniques

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm
FED Talk 
  • Investigation of the Efficacy of in situ Thermally-Activated Persulfate for the Degradation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) in Groundwater 
1:30 pm –3:00 pm

Stream 1A: Program Management
  • The “Outside-In” Approach: A New Paradigm for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Site Investigation, Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • US Air Force’s Programmatic Approach to Protecting Human Health and Environment from PFAS
  • Site Management Challenges - When Emerging Contaminants Reverse Your Site Closure Plans
Stream 2: Projects – Assessment
  • Development of a Contaminant-Specific Approach for Site Classification
  • Evaluation of Remedial Options for PFASs in Soil, Groundwater, Sediment and Surface Water from the FFTA at CFB Comox
  • Fate and Transport Modelling of PFOS in a Fractured Chalk Water Supply Aquifer
Stream 3A: Regulatory Context
  • PFOS, PFOA and other PFAS: Human Health Guidelines Development for FCSAP and Beyond
  • Development of Drinking water Guidelines for PFOS and PFOA and screening values for PFAS in Canadian Drinking Water
  • PFAS Project Challenges in an Ever-Changing Regulatory Climate: A Global Perspective
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm        AGAT Laboratories copy
Refreshment Break in Trade Show/Poster Area
Presented by: AGAT Laboratories 
  • The Bioaccumulation of PFAS in Earthworms From Sorbent Amended Soils
  • Moving Beyond Carbon for More Effective Removal of PFAS from Water
  • PFAS Investigations in Atlantic Canada
  • Bench Scale Study of Stabilization of PFAS-Impacted Soils
  • PFAS Precursors: Identifying Potential Future Site Liability
  • Toxicological Response of Chironomus dilutus to Six Perfluoroalkyl Compounds
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm
FED Talk
  • PFAS Destruction in Soil and Investigation Derived Wastes through Smoldering Combustion (STAR)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stream 1B: Communication and Community Engagement
  • Managing Uncertainties in PFAS Site Investigation Design and Communicating Project Findings in an Evolving Practice
  • Managing PFAS Risk Programmatically Through an Established and Robust Stakeholder and Community Engagement Program
  • Rapid Deployment of PFAS Removal System for Town Water Supply in Katherine, Australia
Stream 2: Projects – Assessment
  • Addressing Today's Knowledge Gaps with Key Findings from 14 Wing Greenwood (NS): A Case Study
  • Evaluating PFAS Migration from Upland Sites to Marine Receiving Environments
  • Air Deposition Pathway to PFAS Groundwater Contamination
Stream 3B: Remediation, Case studies
  • Rapid Deployment of PFAS Removal System for Town Water Supply in Katherine, Australia
  • Development of an In-Situ Chemical Treatment for PFAS in Co-Contaminated Groundwater
  • Risk Identification and Mitigation Strategies for Highly Visible Emerging Contaminant Projects: Two Case Studies
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Loading bus to Networking Dinner

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Networking Evening                                                                              
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Presented by: ECT2
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast in Trade Show/Poster AreaDillon
Presented by: Dillon Consulting

8:15 am – 8:30 am
Welcoming Remarks
Rosa Paliotti, President, Real Property Institute of Canada

8:30 am – 8:45 am
ADM Champion Address 
Kevin Radford, Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Plenary Presentation
Coming soon

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Stream 4A: Innovation, research and development- PFAS Assessment
  • Passive Sampling of PFAS: Technology Development and Applications to Site and Risk Management
  • Adsorption behaviors of novel perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances on natural clay minerals
  • Sorption of PFAS to Rock
Stream 5A: Risk Assessment
  • Science, Approaches and Challenges in Human Health Risk Assessment when considering PFAS
  • Uncertainties in Conducting Ecological Risk Assessments for PFAS Compounds
  • Challenges in the Assessment of Uptake and Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances at Contaminated Sites
Stream 6A: Remediation/Risk Management Case Studies
  • Case Study – Pilot Scale Physical Chemical Treatment of PFAS Impacted Soil
  • The InSitu Remediation of a PFAS Plume Using Colloidal Activated Carbon
  • Successful Scale-up and destruction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in soil via ball milling
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Refreshment Break in Trade Show/Poster Area
Presented by: Envirogreen Technologies Ltd.
  • PFAS Sampling and Analysis to Support Site Remediation: Current Science
  • Detailed Site Investigation for PFAS Using Advanced Analytical Tools
  • Enhanced In-Situ Bioremediation of TCE at the Former Gloucester Landfill Site
  • A Conservative Approach to PFAS Cross Contamination and the Benefits of Pre-Mobilization Testing
  • Remediation Strategies for PFAS Impacted Sites
10:40 am – 10:50 am
FED Talk
  • Bench-Scale Evaluation of PFAS Removal from Landfill Leachate-impacted Groundwater by Adsorptive Media Containing Biochar
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stream 4B: Legal Considerations
  • Emerging “Contaminants”: When Does a Substance Become a Contaminant?
  • Some Legal Issues Raised by the Use of Substances that Are Not Yet Declared Contaminants or Pollutants
Stream 5B: Multiple Sources and Mass Balance
  • Use of Water Balance and PFAS Signature Analysis to Identify an FTA as an Ongoing Source of PFAS to the Environment
  • Approaches to Addressing Challenges for PFAS Site Characterization in Multiple Environmental Media
Stream 6B: Remediation
  • Water treatment following an accidental spill of fire-fighting foam - Canadian Forces Base Bagotville
  • Ion Exchange Groundwater Treatment System Addresses PFAS Contamination in Former Fire Training Area at an Australian Air Base
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Dillon Consulting

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Wood logo high res
Dessert Break in Trade Show/Poster Area
Presented by: wood
  • Relative Ecotoxicity of PFAS and Implications on Contaminated Sites Management
  • PFAS Treatment of Soil: A Focus on Cost-Effective Desorption
  • Preliminary Laboratory Treatability Studies for PFAS-impacted Water
  • Considerations for Investigation of PFAS in British Columbia
  • The Application of an Additivity Analysis to Provide Transparent and Scientific Rationale for the use of an Additive Approach in Drinking Water Quality Guidelines
  • Analytical Methodology in Determination of PFAS Contamination: Sediment, Surface Water, and Fish Tissue
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Stream 4C: Analytical Testing and Total Oxidizable Precursor Assay
  • Interlaboratory Comparison of Total Oxidizable Precursor Assay
  • Improving the robustness of total oxidizable precursor assay for environmental monitoring of poly- and Per-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from firefighting foams
  • Coming soon.
Stream 5C: Risk Assessment
  • Field-Based Terrestrial and Aquatic Bioaccumulation Factors for PFAS
  • Soil Invertebrate and Terrestrial Plant Tissue Uptake of PFAS at a Former Firefighter Training Area – Comparison of Site
  • Specific and Literature Bioconcentration Factors and Implications for Site Specific Target Level Derivation
  • Risk Assessment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Support of Brownfield Redevelopment
Stream 6C: Innovation, Research and Development in PFAS Remediation/ Other Emerging Contaminants
  • Research and Development, Demonstration and Validation of a PFAS Treatment Train through US DoD SERDP & ESTCP Programs
  • Bioremediation Options for Emerging Contaminants
  • 1,4-Dioxane Removal in Municipal Water Supply Impacted by Off-Site Groundwater Contamination
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Refreshment Break in Trade Show/Poster Area
  • Synthetic Media as a Sustainable Treatment Solution for PFAS
  • Investigation of PFAS Contamination from Land-Applied Industrial Compost and AFFF Sources
  • Current Status in Methods for the Preparation and Analysis of Per- and Poly-fluorinated Emerging Contaminants in Multiple Matrices
  • Development of an Integrated Soil and Water System for Treatment of PFAS Impacted Source Areas
  • Granular Activated Carbon Treatment of Drinking Water and Groundwater for Removal of PFOA: 12 Years of Successful Operation
  • Interstate Technical Regulatory Council: Capitalizing on a Public-Private Coalition to Develop a Central PFAS Clearinghouse
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm
FED Talk
  • In-Situ Stabilization as a Sustainable Alternative to Excavation of PFAS Source Areas
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Stream 4D: Innovation in Assessment
  • Leveraging PRISM™ to Assess Contaminant Flow Pathways at a Complex Geologic Site, Washington DC
  • DE-FLUORO – An Electrochemical Oxidation Technology for PFAS Destruction
  • Recent progress in understanding the transformation of PFAS precursors in microbial systems
Stream 5D: Management of PFAS Impacted Media
  • Best Practices for the Management and Disposal of PFAS-Impacted Waste Materials at Transport Canada Sites
  • Decontamination of PFASs Impacted Infrastructure and Full-Scale Treatment of PFASs Impacted Wastewater Using Ozofractionation with Treatment Validation using TOP assay
  • Design, Installation, Startup and Operation of a Mobile PFAS Removal System for Investigation-Derived Waste
Stream 6D: Other Emerging Contaminants
  • Zero Valent Zinc (ZVZ) – A Novel Remediation Technologies for the Emerging Contaminant 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  • Innovative Treatment of Wood Waste Impacted Sediments Using Reactive Amendments and DGT Passive Porewater Sulphide Testing Techniques
  • Challenges Related to Remediation of Military Sites Impacted by Munitions and Emerging Contaminants 


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