SAB PFAS Panel Nominations

In the June 30, 2021 Federal Register (copy here Fed Reg_EPA SAB PFAS Panel_2021-06-30) the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting nominations for members of a new Science Advisory Board (SAB) panel that will

“….review draft EPA documents that are being developed to support EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Rulemaking for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These draft documents will describe EPA’s prepared analyses of health effects data that will inform the derivation of proposed Maximum Contaminant Level Goals for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).  Additionally, the documents will include elements from EPA’s assessment of the health risk reduction benefits of potential reductions in drinking water concentrations of PFOA and PFOS for targeted health endpoints.  The documents will also include a framework for estimating health risks associated with PFAS mixtures.”

Nominations are due by July 21, 2021.  The enclosed Federal Register notice includes additional details on the types of expertise that is being sought for the PFAS panel and how to submit nominations.

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About Dan Askenaizer

Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.