PFAS Compounds and the Toxic Release Inventory – New Reporting Obligations from the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020
Join CCNJ Virtual Event’s panel of experts, Elizabeth Denly (TRC), Melissa Hart (TRC), and Steven Senior (RIKER DANZIG) for a live webinar discussing the implications of the addition of numerous PFAS chemicals to TRI reporting requirements and other regulatory developments related to PFAS.
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 added over 172 PFAS compounds to the list of chemicals that must be evaluated for reporting in the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). As a result, facilities will need to identify any materials that contain these PFAS Compounds above de minimis levels. PFAS are used in a wide range of materials, often at relatively low concentrations.
Once these materials are identified, facilities need to conduct a threshold evaluation to determine if reporting is required. Understanding how to identify PFAS-containing materials and assess and prepare threshold calculations is critical to knowing whether you have to report.
Topics will Include:
- Environmental issues due to PFAS
- Implications of the expanding PFAS regulations
- How TRI has changed as a result of the NDA Act of 2020
- Approaches to addressing TRI assessment and reporting
- A legal perspective on these and related PFAS concerns
Elizabeth Denly – Vice President, TRC
Elizabeth Denly is a Vice President at TRC, with roles as TRC’s national PFAS Technical Lead and the Quality Assurance and Chemistry Systems Director in the Environmental Sector. Ms. Denly is a chemist with 29 years of consulting experience encompassing field and laboratory analyses and audits, QA/QC, data validation, and consulting for regulatory agencies. Ms. Denly is a leader in the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) PFAS Team and received ITRC’s Industry Member of the Year Award for 2017. Ms. Denly’s PFAS focus includes nomenclature, chemistry, sampling procedures, QA/QC, and laboratory analytical methodologies.
Melissa Hart – Client Service Manager and Market Director, TRC
Melissa has over thirty years of experience in private industry and environmental consulting. She is a Senior Client Services Manager and the Market Director for TRC’s Central Region (Midwest and Southeast) and for the Security & Emergency Management Services Group. She is a subject matter expert on EPCRA reporting and compliance, Ozone Depleting Substances compliance, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), and air regulatory compliance to the industrial chemicals, contract packaging, manufacturing, grain handling, and pharmaceutical industries.
Steven T. Senior – Partner, Riker Danzig
Steven T. Senior is a partner and Co-Chair of Riker Danzig's Environmental Group. He has developed extensive expertise in complex regulatory and transactional matters, including brownfields redevelopment, site remediation and ISRA, permitting and counseling, due diligence, and enforcement defense. His practice serves a wide array of industries and businesses, including brownfields redevelopers, the energy, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors and environmental consulting and engineering firms. Steve has been a leading attorney involved in the development of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program and the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act. He participated in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Legislative Reform Stakeholder Process for the Site Remediation Program.
Registration is required and space is limited, so we encourage you to register early. You will only be able to access this event via Microsoft Teams with the link that will be provided to registrants the day before the event. This event is free to staff at CCNJ member companies only. A limited number of spots are available to registrants from non-member companies for a fee.
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