Class is mostly full…

…but SQC holders have priority.
Please call Ned Beecher at 603-323-7654 (x 2) for availability & to register.


Training: PFAS Sampling & Analysis
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 • Franklin, NH

8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Training Contact Hours awarded: 3.5 hours (for wastewater or drinking water)
Free for NH Sludge Quality Certification (SQC) holders
Per person for others: $45 NEBRA members; $60 non-members
All attendees must register below.

NEBRA has been contracted by the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) to offer training on sampling & analysis of PFAS in biosolids, residuals, soils, wastewater, septage, and related media.

Training Purpose & Objectives
PFAS are found in biosolids, residuals, soils, wastewater, septage, and related media. They are chemicals that have been in common use in many products since the 1950s. Because they are ubiquitous in our modern living environments and have been found in many places in the environment, and because they are being regulated in waters in the parts per trillion (ppts) and in soils and solids in the parts per billion (ppb), sampling and analyzing PFAS is particularly challenging. Very strict sampling plans and protocols are required to reduce the risk of contaminating samples. And analytical methods and protocols must be understood by clients of commercial laboratories to ensure useful test results. This class will provide participants background information on PFAS and their presence in various media, sampling plans and protocols, lab analysis, and what to watch out for.

8:30 Registration & check-in, donuts & coffee
9:00 What are PFAS and why are they a concern? – Ned Beecher, NEBRA
9:30 What NH DES has been doing about PFAS related to wastewater & biosolids/residuals - Ray Gordon, NHDES
10:00 Break
10:15 Overview of sampling PFAS in various media - Mike Rainey, NEBRA & formerly NHDES (retired)
10:30 Developing a Sampling Plan: purpose, data quality objectives, sampling points, etc. - Mike Rainey
10:50 PFAS Sampling do’s & don’ts / things to watch for in the field
11:10 Interim Best Practices – pretreatment, source reduction, plan & budget for testing going forward – Ned Beecher
11:30 Lunch (provided on site)
12:15 PFAS Sampling SOPs for various media, including equipment lists - Mike Rainey
1:00 PFAS & the NH SQC Program – Present & Future – Anthony Drouin, NHDES
1:30 Adjourn

Handouts (printed or online link provided)

  • PFAS Sampling & Analysis Guidance

  • Table of current regulatory and screening values in various jurisdictions compared with representative existing data

  • Be a Savvy Lab Consumer

  • Interim Best Management Practices (for PFAS in Biosolids)