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Pace® News and Views - September 21, 2022

By Paul Jackson on Sep 21, 2022 12:07:04 PM

The world of PFAS contamination, testing, and regulation has been moving forward at breakneck speed as the U.S. EPA continues to implement its PFAS Strategic Roadmap for 2021-2024. To help Pace® customers stay up to date, we’re compiling the latest news and developments we think should be on everyone’s radar.

Topics: PFAS AFFF PFOS PFOA CERCLA TRI
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EPA Draft Method 1633 Deep Dive

By Stephen Somerville on Aug 24, 2022 12:00:00 PM

A Closer Look: EPA Draft Test Method 1633

Topics: PFAS Wastewater Emerging Contaminants NPDES Draft Method 1633
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Recap: New and Evolving PFAS Test Methods

By Stephen Somerville on Aug 18, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Webinar Recap: New and Evolving PFAS Test Methods

Topics: PFAS Drinking Water UCMR 5 Environmental Compliance PFAS Test Methods Emerging Contaminants
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Pace® News and Views - August 10, 2022

By Kevin Custer on Aug 10, 2022 12:00:00 PM

The world of PFAS contamination, testing, and regulation has been moving forward at breakneck speed as the U.S. EPA continues to implement its PFAS Strategic Roadmap for 2021-2024. To help Pace® customers stay up to date, we’re compiling the latest news and developments we think should be on everyone’s radar.

Topics: PFAS GenX EPA food packaging NDAA CERCLA rcra PFAS Liability
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Pace® News and Views - July 20, 2022

By Paul Jackson on Jul 20, 2022 11:00:00 AM

The world of PFAS contamination, testing, and regulation has been moving forward at breakneck speed as the U.S. EPA continues to implement its PFAS Strategic Roadmap for 2021-2024. To help Pace® customers stay up to date, we’re compiling the latest news and developments we think should be on everyone’s radar.

Topics: UCMR 5 health advisories EPA
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Pace® News and Views - June 29, 2022

By Paul Jackson on Jun 29, 2022 1:30:00 PM

The world of PFAS contamination, testing, and regulation has been moving forward at breakneck speed as the U.S. EPA continues to implement its PFAS Strategic Roadmap for 2021-2024. To help Pace® customers stay up to date, we’re compiling the latest news and developments we think should be on everyone’s radar.

Topics: PFAS Environmental Lab UCMR 5
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Are You Ready for UCMR 5?

By Paul Jackson on Jun 22, 2022 2:06:08 PM

Are You Ready for UCMR 5?

Topics: PFAS UCMR 5
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EPA Issues New Health Advisories for 4 PFAS

By Paul Jackson on Jun 16, 2022 4:00:52 PM

In 2016, the U.S. EPA issued drinking water health advisories (HAs) based on available toxicity data for PFOA and PFOS of 70 ppt, individually or combined. While HAs are non-enforceable, many states used the EPA’s guidance to set state-level rules and regulations. Then, in 2021, the EPA revised its risk assessment for PFOA and PFOS and released draft risk values to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB).

Topics: PFAS PFOS GenX PFBS health advisories PFOA
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PFAS FAQs for Wastewater Professionals

By Paul Jackson on Jun 15, 2022 2:07:40 PM

Released in Q4 2021, the U.S. EPA’s 2021-2024 PFAS Strategic Roadmap includes a number of planned actions related to wastewater. To help municipal and industrial wastewater professionals get up to speed quickly on current and pending actions, we’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions.

Topics: PFAS in Wastewater industrial wastewater wastewater treatment Municipal Wastewater effluent
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Pace® News and Views - June 8, 2022

By Paul Jackson on Jun 8, 2022 1:59:51 PM

The world of PFAS contamination, testing, and regulation has been moving forward at breakneck speed as the EPA continues to implement its PFAS Strategic Roadmap for 2021-2024. To help Pace® customers stay up to date, we’re compiling news and developments from the past few weeks that we think should be on everyone’s radar.

Topics: PFAS Environmental Lab UCMR 5
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Pace® News and Views - May 3, 2022

By Paul Jackson on May 3, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Ever since the PFAS Action Plan of 2019 was released by the U.S. EPA, the world of PFAS contamination, testing, and regulation has been moving forward at breakneck speed. To help Pace® customers stay up to date, we’re compiling the news and developments we think should be on everyone’s radar.

Topics: PFAS Environmental Lab UCMR 5
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Now On Demand: PFAS Technical & Regulatory Update for Wastewater Professionals

By Paul Jackson on Apr 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM

The U.S. EPA’s 2021-2024 PFAS Strategic Roadmap has a much greater focus on PFAS in wastewater than ever before. For example, the Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELGs) are a tool the EPA already uses to enforce regulatory limits on pollutants in wastewater discharged into surface waters and municipal sewage treatment facilities. As noted in the roadmap, the EPA plans to use this tool to take a more proactive approach to restricting PFAS levels in wastewater discharge across several key industries.

Topics: PFAS Wastewater PFAS in Wastewater
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2022 PFAS FAQs

By Paul Jackson on Apr 6, 2022 12:30:00 PM

PFAS FAQs: Updated for 2022

Topics: PFAS in Wastewater UCMR 5 National Drinking Water Standard
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Pace® News and Views - March 23, 2022

By Paul Jackson on Mar 23, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Ever since the PFAS Action Plan of 2019 was released by the U.S. EPA, the world of PFAS contamination, testing, and regulation has been moving forward at breakneck speed. To help Pace® customers stay up to date, we’ve started compiling the news and developments we think should be on everyone’s radar.

Topics: PFAS Environmental Lab UCMR 5
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PFAS Year in Review

By Paul Jackson on Jan 31, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Anyone who’s read the EPA’s Strategic Plans for 2021-2024 knows the agency has big plans for PFAS over the next few years. In this post, we’ll take a look back at 2021, revisiting the actions called for by the Strategic Plan as well as those executed earlier in the year.

Topics: PFAS Environmental Lab UCMR 5
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PFAS FAQs

By Paul Jackson on Aug 24, 2021 10:00:00 AM

At Pace, we regularly hold PFAS technical and regulatory briefings for a variety of different types of organizations. Here’s a recap of answers to some of the most common questions we received from our recent 2021 sessions.

Topics: PFAS AFFF
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8-Point PFAS Lab Checklist

By Paul Jackson on Jul 14, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Once UCMR 5 goes into effect in 2023, ALL public water systems serving more than 3300 people plus 800 randomly selected smaller water systems will need to begin testing for 29 PFAS (and Lithium). That is, if EPA leaves its current UCMR 5 proposal unchanged before it finalizes the rule. It’s also likely that, before UCMR 5 sampling starts in 2023, PFOA and PFOS will have federally enforceable MCLs (Maximum Contaminant Limits) for all water systems under the SDWA (Safe Drinking Water Act).

Topics: PFAS Environmental Lab UCMR 5
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Who Moved My (Cheese) PFAS?

By Nick Nigro on Mar 31, 2021 3:00:36 PM

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Evolves PFAS Reporting Standards

Topics: PFAS WNDR Drinking Water
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The Impact of Wastewater Treatment on PFAS Contamination

By Paul Jackson on Jan 20, 2021 2:00:00 PM

One of the questions we often get asked is whether wastewater treatment processes remove PFAS. Here’s the bottom line. You won’t be able to rely on your local wastewater treatment plant to solve your PFAS problem for you. That’s because traditional wastewater treatment processes do not remove PFAS. In fact, they can convert PFAS precursors into PFAS.

Topics: PFAS contamination Wastewater industrial wastewater wastewater treatment
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Interim PFAS wastewater memo

By Paul Jackson on Jan 6, 2021 2:15:00 PM

5 takeaways from the epa's interim wastewater discharge permitting strategy for pfas

The EPA continues to make progress on the PFAS Action Plan they released in 2019. Their most recent action is a memorandum detailing an interim strategy for controlling PFAS through wastewater discharge permitting. In this post, we’ll break this announcement down into what you need to know.

Topics: PFAS Wastewater PFAS in Wastewater PFAS in Stormwater
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Which PFAS Compounds Should I Test For?

By Paul Jackson on Dec 17, 2020 2:33:03 PM

Which Compounds Should We Include in Our PFAS Testing Program?

When designing a PFAS testing program, one of the fundamental questions that needs to be answered is which compounds to look for. Along with some other key decision points, the answer can greatly influence the design of your program.

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PFAS and Airports

By Paul Jackson on Dec 8, 2020 2:43:36 PM

4 Facts Airport Operators Need to Know About PFAS

At Pace Analytical®, we’re seeing a steady flow of inquiries from airport operators and municipalities concerned about PFAS contamination. In today’s post, I thought I’d break down our discussions into several FAQs and do my best to provide clear, concise answers.

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On-Demand Webinar

By Paul Jackson on Oct 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

On-Demand Webinar: PFAS Technical & Regulatory Update

Topics: PFAS Chemicals PFAS contamination
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The EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Program

By Paul Jackson on Sep 21, 2020 9:09:21 AM

172 “FOREVER CHEMICALS” ADDED TO THE EPA’S TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY (TRI) PROGRAM

One of the ways the EPA furthers its mission of protecting human health and the environment is through the Toxic Release Inventory program, more commonly known as TRI. This program was originally created in 1986 as part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Today, the TRI data is publicly accessible and designed to support informed decision-making by communities, government agencies, companies, and others. 

Topics: PFAS Chemicals Forever Chemical
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Why test for pfas?

By Paul Jackson on Sep 1, 2020 4:13:09 PM

Top 7 Reasons to Test for PFAS Now

Topics: PFAS Chemicals PFAS Forever Chemical PFAS Testing

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