NGWA Guidance Document
NGWA published Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, a guidance document on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The guidance document, created by
36 NGWA volunteers who spent 1100 hours on it over 12 months, is a comprehensive eight-part piece exploring the potentially hazardous, and widely discussed, compounds in groundwater and soil. NGWA published the document to identify the known science
and knowledge related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) compounds. It summarizes the fate, transport, remediation, and treatment of PFAS, as well as current technologies, methods, and field procedures.
EPA Community Engagement Meetings
Throughout the summer, EPA will visit communities across the country. The public meetings are designed to provide a forum for the public to discuss the expanding presence of PFAS and the type of assistance needed from the EPA to address PFAS contamination in each state.
August 7, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
August 14, Fayetteville, North Carolina
NGWA will work with you so you are prepared and help draft your public statement, if desired.
Members of the public are also able to sign up to attend without requiring a speaking slot.
For more information about a speaking opportunity, contact NGWA Government Affairs Director Lauren Schapker at email@example.com or (202) 888-9151.
NGWA PFAS Experts
Seth Kellogg, PG, a senior geologist at Geosyntec Consultants, was elected to the board of the Scientist and Engineers Section of National Ground Water Association (NGWA) in 2016. She has 25 years of
experience in evaluating complex contaminant hydrogeology and groundwater-surface water interactions, including large groundwater and sediment sites in New York and New Jersey. As per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have emerged as environmental
concerns, she has been working with NGWA to advance the industry’s understanding and implementation of best practices. She has presented and published on the technical and regulatory challenges of PFAS contamination, including co-authoring
NGWA’s “Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice” (NGWA 2018). In May 2018, Ms. Kellogg was recommended by members of the NGWA Board of Directors and to represent NGWA at the United State Environmental Protection Agency
National Leadership Summit on PFAS. Ms. Kellogg’s leadership on PFAS has also included several presentations educating industry professionals on the fragmented PFAS regulatory framework, PFAS characterization challenges, and the complexities
of PFAS fate and transport. She is currently serving as a program advisor and facilitator for NGWA’s PFAS in Groundwater Workshop (August 2018).
Lauren Schapker, NGWA Government Affairs Director manages the Association’s
government affairs program focusing on legislative and regulatory impacts around a number of key issues, including PFAS and other emerging contaminants, infrastructure, natural resources, and energy. In addition to policy, Lauren also oversees the
sweeping grassroots and political engagement efforts of NGWA. Prior to joining NGWA, she served as director of government and political affairs for the Portland Cement Association, where she focused on energy and infrastructure issues. Schapker
also spent several years at Xenophon Strategies, a boutique public affairs firm, where she focused on representing local governments and municipalities with transportation and infrastructure needs.