Understanding PFAS Training

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Understanding PFAS Training


By Marcellus Shale Coalition

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, June 22 · 9am - 3:30pm EDT


Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe 1000 Corporate Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals that all contain fluorine. PFAS have been manufactured and used by a variety of industries for the production of many consumer products around the globe, including the United States since the 1940s. In recent years, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) have promulgated regulations, guidance and new maximum contaminate levels (MCLs) in an attempt to reduce the use of these chemicals and increase environmental cleanup standards. This training will provide a general overview and understanding of the chemistry surrounding PFAS related chemicals, while discussing sampling and analysis.

5 Professional Development and PA CLE Hours available


9:00 am – 9:30 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am – 10:15 am | PFAS 101: High Level Chemistry

Rock J. Vitale, CEAC, Rock J. Vitale, CEAC, Technical Director of Chemistry/Principal, Environmental Standards, Inc.

10:15 am – 11:00 am | Toxicology of PFAS

Ron Kotun, Senior Toxicologist, Tetra Tech

11:00 am – 11:15 am | Break

11:15 am – 11:45 am | The Regulatory Landscape: Intersection of Federal and State Standards

Jean Mosites, Esq., Attorney at Law, Babst Calland

11:45 am – 12:30 pm | Legal Implications of PFAS Rulemakings and Challenges

Anthony Holtzman, Esq., Partner, K&L Gates

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm | Laboratory Selection

Rock J. Vitale, CEAC, Managing Principal, Environmental Standards, Inc.

1:50 pm – 2:15 pm | Sampling, Analysis and Collection

Charles Neslund, Scientific Officer, Eurofins Test America (Invited)

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm | Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm | The Treatment of PFAS

Nicole Bolea, PE, Business Development Manager, Emerging Compounds Treatment Technologies

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Serving Your Clients: Navigating PFAS in the Modern World

Christopher Furlong, LSRP, Project Professional, Geosyntec Consultants


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn under the Marcellus Shale Coalition on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a hotel reservation at the Hilton Garden Inn, call 724-743-5000.

Admission fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are accepted.


About the organizer

Founded in 2008, the Marcellus Shale Coalition works with exploration and production, midstream and supply chain partners in the Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding the production of clean, job-creating, American natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. We provide in-depth information to policymakers, regulators, media and other public stakeholders on the positive effects responsible natural gas production is having on families, businesses, and communities across the region.