TRB Webinar: PFAS Source Differentiation at Airports

This webinar was posted on 02/26/2024

March 21, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Airports are facing increased regulatory pressure to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on or near their facilities. To effectively manage this environmental challenge, it is imperative to identify the sources of PFAS. TRB hosted a webinar on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that provided guidance for airports facing pressure and technical hurdles addressing PFAS contamination. Presenters shared effective strategies for identifying the sources of PFAS contamination and its various impacts at airports.
This webinar was based on ACRP Research Report 255: PFAS Source Differentiation Guide for Airports.
This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program.
The slides and recording are available. 

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Introduction and PFAS Airport Issues – Janet Andersen, GSI Environmental

  2. Building Line-of-Evidence Approach – Dan Schneider, Terracon Consultants

  3. Overview of Downloadable Screening Tool – Mat Knutson, Terracon Consultants

  4. Question and answer session moderated by Zachary Puchacz, Mead & Hunt

The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, participants can:

  • Develop targeted mitigation and remediation strategies using best practices and techniques for differentiating between PFAS sources
  • Gain insight into the regulatory landscape and emerging technologies for PFAS detection and management, ensuring compliance with environmental standards and guidelines

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits
This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA
Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) provided 1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attended this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact