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This annual event is the highlight of each year for us as well as our members. It provides an opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones, and engage in the critical dialogues so pivotal to the health and well-being of the residents of Maryland. We feature professional training classes, excellent speakers, a top-notch Exhibit Hall, entertainment and socializing opportunities throughout the schedule.

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ECOS White Paper: Processes and Considerations for Setting State PFAS Standards, 2021 Update

In recent years, federal, state, and international authorities have established various health-based regulatory values and evaluation criteria for a number of specific per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in response to growing concerns with contamination. At this time, the U.S. has no federally enforceable PFAS standards, leaving individual states to navigate various avenues for addressing PFAS contamination. Some states have established legally enforceable values for certain PFAS in drinking water, groundwater, surface water, soil, or other environmental media. Other states and regulatory agencies have opted for non-enforceable values such as guidance levels, screening numbers, or advisories that may apply to PFAS for which promulgated standards do not exist.