ACWA’s 2019 Regulatory Summit Materials Oct 31, 2019 Presentations & Multimedia Water managers and water quality specialists attended the ninth annual ACWA Regulatory Summit on Oct. 17 to learn about the latest emerging water quality issue in California – PFAS, also known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Experts from across the state presented the science and technological complexities surrounding the detection, monitoring, and treatment of these synthetic chemicals, discussed recent federal and state policy developments, and talked about moving forward in this new frontier of water quality protection. To learn more view the agenda and speaker bios. Purchase the Regulatory Summit Video To purchase a video of the event please fill out the order form here. Please note that this video is meant for individual use and is not to be distributed. Other Materials The following presentations from ACWA’s Regulatory Summit are available below. An Overview – Mic Steward, Director of Water Quality, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products Program: Current Activity on PFAS – André Algazi, Chief Chemical and Product Evaluation Section, Department of Toxic Substances Control OEHHA: Science for a Healthy California – Melanie Marty, Deputy Director, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment PFAS Removal from Drinking Water – Issam Najm, President, Water Quality & Treatment Solutions Putting PFAS Concern in Context & Sharing How Utilities Can Respond – Chad Seidel, President, Corona Environmental Consulting PFAS Technology Detection – Rick Zimmer, Senior Account Manager, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC California Water Board’s Actions on PFAS – Darrin Polhemus, Deputy Director, Division of Drinking Water & Shahla Farahnak, Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Water Quality Addressing PFOS and PEFOA within the DOD – Michael Huber, DOD Regional Environmental Coordinator Program Manager EPA PFAS Action Plan – Corrine Li, Region 9 Drinking Water Management Section Manager, U.S. EPA A Local Agency Perspective – Jim Colston, Director of Water Quality & Regulatory Compliance, Irvine Ranch Water District A Local Perspective from Orange County – Patrick Versluis, Director of Water Quality, Orange County Water District Orange County Sanitation District – Lan Wiborg, Director of Environmental Services, Orange County Sanitation District An Update on ACWA’s Advocacy – Adam Borchard, Regulatory Advocate, ACWA & Abby Schneider, Sr. Federal Relations Representative, ACWA For questions about these materials, please contact ACWA Regulatory Advocate Adam Borchard at (916) 441-4545.