Workshop Program


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10:00 amPFAS Sampling Success: Navigating History, and Strategies for Clean Data and Reliable Results Moving Forward
Vance Reiman, JEA
PFAS, though not a recent discovery, has gained unprecedented attention due to its profound impact on our environment and human health. The revelation of its adverse effects emerged prominently around…
10:45 amLaboratory Experiences with Managing PFAS Field Reagent Blanks
Yongtao (Bruce) Li, Eurofins Eaton Analytical
Robust and accurate methods for detecting and measuring The widespread use of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment are essential for understanding PFAS occurrence. Due to various…
11:15 amReview of PFAS Blank Data
Kelley Johnson, EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. reviewed a subset of our PFAS results, specifically those related to analysis of samples collected from well-water locations. The goal was to see if there was a relationship…
11:45 amPFAS and Field Blanks: A Lab Perspective
Sarah Choyke, Eurofins Environment Testing – Denver CO
PFAS are contaminants of emerging concern found in almost every environmental matrix including drinking water, biosolid and wastewater. EPA Drinking water methods and several States require the…
12:15 pmPFAS Drinking Water Sample Cross-contamination Caused by Sampling?
Paul Jackson, Pace Analytical Services
PFAS are prevalent in numerous items used when taking samples for laboratory testing. This, coupled with the fact that laboratories calibrate instruments to detect PFAS in the single digit ppt range,…
1:15 pmLab Contribution to Blank Analysis; Can We Control It?
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environment Testing
The requirements for field blanks listed in the drinking water methods is one thing, but the proposed MCLs of 4 ng/l are another when it comes to assuring the integrity of the collected sample and its…
1:45 pmIdentifying False Positives Caused by Sporadic PFAS Contamination During Routine PFAS Analysis
Lawrence Zintek, USEPA Region 5 Laboratory Services and Applied Science Division
Through extensive testing of several brands and part numbers of various consumables required for PFAS sample collection, preparation, and analysis for this analysis, it has been determined that…
2:15 pmMassDEP’s Experience with Field Reagent Blanks for PFAS Drinking Water Testing
Sage Grace, Massachusetts DEP
The “Prime Directive” for drinking water testing labs is to always follow the approved method as written. Exceptions are only allowed when the regulatory or certification entities require…
2:45 pmAn introduction to the NEFAP Program and the Field Activities Accreditation Standard
Tracy Szerszen, NEFAP EC Chair (PJLA) and Katie Strothman, FAC Chair (Sander’s Laboratories, Inc.)
Did you know that TNI has a program just for field sampling and measurement organizations (FSMOS)? Taking concise samples in the field is a critical component to ensuring that the overall test…
3:15 pmPanel Discission - Best Practices for Managing Field Blanks
Moderators: NEFAP Executive Committee - Kim Watson (Strategic Env. Management, LLC) and Elizabeth Turner (Eurofins Environment Testing (USA) …