Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Venue: Luigi's Italian Restaurant, 245 W. Main, Spokane, WA. Tel: 509-624-5226
Social hour, 6:00 PM. Technical program, 7:00 PM.
"Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Washington State"
Stan Hoffman, Water Quality Program Manager, Washington Department of Health
Beginning in 2017 PFAS results obtained as part of EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3) and Department of Defense testing have triggered a wave of action in Washington. This presentation will discuss what PFAS are, where they have been found in Washington and what actions have been taken to address this class of contaminants. Time will be available at the end of the presentation for PFAS rumor-busting and audience questions.
Stan Hoffman is a Source Water Quality Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Health. He provides technical assistance to public water systems as they add new drinking water sources, interpret chemical monitoring requirements or address chemical detections and contamination. In addition, Stan is part of a team that works with water systems as they respond to acute contamination events such as finding E. coli in drinking water. He has represented the Department of Health at public meetings addressing chemical contamination in water supplies and lead in drinking water. Stan has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a graduate degree in Public Health from the University of Utah. His graduate practicum evaluated access to drinking water on the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah and northern Arizona. He has worked in public health since 2007.