Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

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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.

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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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UCMR 5: Here’s What All Public Water Systems Need to Know

By Paul Jackson on Apr 29, 2021 1:41:49 PM

Even though UCMR 5 hasn’t yet been finalized and sampling isn’t set to begin until 2023, it’s top of mind for many of our clients. In this post, I’ll provide a snapshot of UCMR 5 and what you need to know. Keep in mind that some of the details could change before UCMR 5 is finalized around the end of this year.

Topics: PFAS UCMR 5
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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


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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