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EWRI Chapter of NCS

Jun 4, 2020: Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives on PFAS

Click HERE to register for this month's EWRI-NCS monthly webinar series.

Please join EWRI virtually as we kickoff our monthly webinar series featuring expert speakers discussing topics relating to water and the environment. Our initial webinar will focus on the latest development dealing with perfluorinated compounds in Congress and at the EPA.

Guest speakers Nate Norris and Chris Moody from AWWA will discuss Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives on PFAS. Many chemicals in this group, including perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), have been a concern because they do not break down in the environment, can move through soils and contaminate drinking water sources, and they build up (bioaccumulate) in fish and wildlife. In February 2020, EPA announced a proposed decision to regulations just two PFAS chemicals in drinking water - PFOA and PFOS.

WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 2020: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Online. Use the link above to register to receive the Webex link for the presentation.
FEE: No cost.

Nate Norris is a Legislative Analyst at the American Water Works Association. He supports implementation of the association’s legislative priorities by communicating with Congress and monitoring legislative developments, with a particular focus on funding and appropriations.

Chris Moody is the Regulatory Technical Manager for American Water Works Association. He helps manage a portfolio of regulatory affairs relating to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), legionella, and disinfection byproducts. He is an environmental engineer by training with prior project experience with waste management, wastewater, and drinking water facilities.