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Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS
June 4-5, 2019

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 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
Registration

7:00 am – 8:00 am
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
Plenary Presentation
Coming soon

8:45 am – 10:00 am
Plenary Presentation
ITRC PFAS 101

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Refreshment Break in Trade Show/Poster Areamilestone LARGE
Presented by: Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc.
 
 
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
Plenary Presentation
ITRC PFAS 101
 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                                       Geosyntec Logo COLOR w tag JPG copy
Lunch
Presented by: Geosyntec Consultants Inc.
 
 
 
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Wood logo high res
Dessert Break in Trade Show/Poster Area
Presented by: wood

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
Presentations

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 
 
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
Presentations

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 Dinner
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Presented by: ECT2
 
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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

8:15 am – 8:30 am
Welcoming Remarks
Clayton Truax, 2019 RPIC FCS Regional Workshop Chair
Cynthia Tremblay, 2019 RPIC FCS Regional Workshop Technical Co-Chair


8:30 am – 8:45 am
Plenary Presentation
Coming soon
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Plenary Presentation
Coming soon

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Presentations

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

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
Presentations

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
  • It is not all the same – the PFAS cycle in the infrastructure, manufacturing and waste sectors
  • 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
Lunch 
Presented by: Dillon Consulting 

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Wood logo high res
Dessert Break in Trade Show/Poster Area
Presented by: wood 
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentations

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

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
Presentations

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