2021-05-25 Virtual Lunch Hour - PFAS
Date: 05/25/2021 at 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL WWOA Operator Lunch Hour Webinar
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – Emerging Contaminants: A New “Pandemic” for POTWs
Attendees will be receiving an email with the Zoom information on Monday, May 24.
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Mark your calendars for a WWOA Operator Lunch Hour Webinar which will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. This will be a 1 hour webinar held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and will address key areas of interest in the wastewater industry related to PFAS/PFOA legal aspects.
The Problem Set: POTWs are being approached by WDNR to sample for emerging contaminants like PFOS/PFOA with no clear standards guiding sampling results. Results can create uncertainty for not only the POTWs, but also its indirect dischargers and rate payers as well as members of the public where drinking water intake is located in close proximity to the point of discharge.
The One Hour Webinar: Will Provide an overview of the regulatory status of PFOS/PFOA regulation in Wisconsin as well as the current legal framework constraining WDNR as it attempts to regulate these chemicals. The Webinar will also focus on some strategies for POTWs to protect its interests during these uncertain times.
Summary of current status of DNR initiative relating PFOA/PFOS sampling and standard setting. Ned Witte, Godfrey & Kahn and Chris McCarthy, Jacobs (15 minutes)
Legal Strategies for POTWs to mitigate risks: Jon Smies and Daniel Narvey, Godfrey & Kahn (15 minutes)
Panel discussing municipal challenges: Lynn Lorenson, Oshkosh City Attorney; Mary Frances Klimek, Director of Operations, Racine Wastewater Utility; and James Madlom, Mueller Communications; moderated by Art Harrington, Godfrey & Kahn (20 minutes)
Q&A. (10 minutes)
This training session will offer 1 hour of CECs for wastewater operators.
Regions Participating: Southern, Southeast, Lake Michigan, West Central, North Central, Northwest