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PFAS Symposium Co-Hosted by SWEP & A&WMA

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • 7:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • CEC- Seminar Room, 1st Floor (700 Cherrington Parkway, Moon Twp, PA 15108)
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  • Membership will be verified with A&WMA.

Registration is closed

Suggested Arrival: Between 7:15 AM and 7:30 AM

Speaking sessions to begin promptly at 8:00 AM

This event will feature discussion of regulatory and community issues with proposed solutions around management of per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

PDH certificates will be offered to attendees for this event. A QR code for electronic tracking will be made available and a sign-in/out sheet will be available at the registration table.


Technical Presentations, Networking, Full Breakfast, Snack Break, and Beverages.

(Dietary restrictions notes upon registration will be accommodated).

FREE PARKING is available for all event attendees. Enter the building via the first floor main entrance, located on the southwest facing side of the building. Signage/staff will be available to direct attendees to event space/registration.


Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of anthropogenic chemicals used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. PFAS do not easily degrade and some compounds have been shown to accumulate in the environment and in our bodies. Exposure to certain types of PFAS have been linked to serious health effects. This symposium will help to educate attendees on the common dangers of PFAS and discuss regulatory perspective, approaches for correct use, and proper treatment of PFAS contamination in the environment.


7:15 – 7:45 Breakfast/Networking

7:45 – 8:00 Introductions A&WMA AMS / SWEP Three Rivers

8:00 – 8:40 Kaylin McDermett (Geosyntec) - History of PFAS/Regulating Authorized PFAS

8:40 - 9:20 Ivan Cooper – CEC – Treatment of PFAS from Various Media

Break 15 Minutes

9:35 – 10:25 Marissa Nortz - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC – Environmental Law (tentative)

10:25 – 10:55 Tom Maher (CEC) - State vs. Federal Limitations Collaboration

Break 15 Minutes

11:10 – 11:50  Rick Moore (Tetra Tech) - USEPA Guidance on PFAS Treatment and Disposal 

11:50 – 12:30 Jim Occhialini (Alpha Analytical) - Research, Testing, & Analysis

12:30 Adjourn/Networking

Presentations will be made accessible to attendees via e-mail following the event.

The concepts, ideas, procedures, and opinions offered at this symposium are those express by the various presenters. SWEP and A&WMA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the presentations.

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