Two Part Series: PFAS - The Forever Chemicals in Stormwater Management
Recorded On: 2023/04/20
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Part One: Minnesota’s 2018 3M PFAS Settlement – Project 1007 Source Assessment and Feasibility Study
Complexities from >70 years of impacted surface water and groundwater interactions
Presented by Rebecca Higgins, PG
This presentation will provide an overview of the Project 1007 work being conducted under the 2018 3M Settlement with the state of Minnesota. It will provide descriptions of PFAS impacts in surface water and groundwater which impact drinking water supplies across 14 communities in the East Metro of the Twin Cities. This includes work to evaluate water resource protections for current and future generations as well as pilot study work to understand potential remedial technology options.
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Part Two: The State of the Practice for PFAS in Stormwater
Presented by Brandon Steets, PE (CA), QISP/ToR
This presentation will review what we know about the abundance and forms/mobility/treatability of PFAS in urban stormwater relative to emerging regulatory thresholds, and the effectiveness of source and treatment control strategies for PFAS in stormwater.
Rebecca Higgins, PG
East Metro Unit, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Rebecca is a Senior Hydrogeologist at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council and President-Elect of the Minnesota Ground Water Association. As a state regulator, she is the technical lead for the PFAS Source Assessment and Feasibility in the East Metro under the 2018 3M Settlement and Consent Orders. Previously, she led contaminated site investigation and remediation projects including Brownfields redevelopment, petroleum, mercury, and asbestos contaminants. She is a licensed Professional Geologist and has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from North Dakota State University.
B.S. Geology, North Dakota State University, 1998
2007-Present - Hydrologist III, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2004-2007 - Braun Intertec, MN
1998-2004 - Versar, Inc. and AG&W Environmental Engineering, CO
MN AELSLAGID, Professional Geologist, #44826
ITRC, Board of Advisors
Brandon Steets, PE (CA), QISP/ToR
Brandon Steets is a senior principal with Geosyntec Consultants, with over 20 years of consulting experience, and is a licensed professional chemical engineer. His practice focuses on urban and industrial stormwater pollutant source identification and control, treatment, and regulation. His projects have won awards from CASQA, ASCE, and NACWA, he often serves as designated expert on litigation, and he is a frequently invited speaker and trainer to various state and nationwide audiences. He co-edited the ASCE publication, Pathogens in Urban Stormwater, and he co-leads multiple applied research studies on stormwater (including for PFAS) for the DoD’s SERDP research program.
This program contains two webinars, each worth One (1) Professional Development Hour.