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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for June 30, 2015




Environmental seminars, forums, education, networking and social opportunities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York & Delaware 




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June 30, 2015
PADEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board
9 a.m.
Room 105 Rachel Carson Building
Harrisburg, Pa
Information


June 30, 2015
PADEP hearing on increased emissions from Northampton Generating Station

6 p.m.
Northampton Memorial Community Center
1601 Laubach Ave.
Northampton, Pa
A copy of the permit application can be viewed at the Department’s Northeast Regional Office, at 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 by calling 570-826-2511, or at the Department’s Bethlehem District Office, at 4530 Bath Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18017 by calling 610-861-2070.



July 3-5, 2015
Ecobuild 2015 

London, United Kingdom
Information


July 7-8, 2015
Energy Storage USA 2015 

Hilton san Diego Mission Valley 
901 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, California 92108 

July 11, 2015
Hunterdon County (NJ) Household Hazardous Waste Day
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
County Complex
314 Route 12
Raritan Township, NJ
A Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Day for residents of Hunterdon County will be held rain or shine on Saturday, July 11 at the County Complex, 314 Route 12 in Raritan Township.
Acceptable materials can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No pre-registration is required. A P.O.P.S. collection event for paints, (waste engine) oil, (20 lb.) propane tanks and smoke detectors only will be held Saturday, Sept. 26. More information here

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July 14-15, 2015

Video Inspections of Sanitary Sewers
8:30am-3:45pm
Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
This program will introduce the attendee to the capabilities and limitations of video inspections and the importance of detailed documentation of all inspections of sanitary, storm, and combined sewer systems. Topics will include:  Site specific information for bidders;  Camera setup and deployment; Using pan and tilt cameras;  Processes and procedures for maintaining records of findings, (including audio comments and sewer mapping), and   Sewer rating system (i.e. NASSCO). More information 


July 16, 2015

Emerging Contaminants in Water and Wastewater
8:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902  
This half-day program will introduce you to emerging contaminants, define the issues, and review steps that are being taken to limit the introduction of these substances into the environment. The speaker will also address what you, your workplace, your household, and your community can do to limit the introduction of these substances into drinking water and wastewater processes. More  


July 21-23, 2015

Operation & Maintenance of Pumps
8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This is without a doubt, our most popular hands-on course! You will learn and practice accepted procedures for both daily and long term maintenance of pumps and related equipment. Proactive maintenance and a thorough understanding of the inner workings of a pump can save time and increase the efficiency of your operation. Topics covered in the Operation & Maintenance of Pumps class will include:  Types and uses of pumps,  Terms and classifications,  Mechanical seals, Pump head calculations, and Performance curves. More information 


July 22, 2015

Hot Topics in Drinking Water and Wastewater
8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
206 Macks Island Dr., Belvidere, NJ 07823  
Both the drinking water and wastewater industries are continuously evolving. Every day brings new challenges, and research is the key to meeting these challenges. This full-day program will introduce attendees to how some of today’s "hot button" topics are being addressed in the real-world, using emerging technologies and techniques. Real-world case studies and plans for future projects will bring research into the classroom – and tours of the treatment activities at the host facility will make it all real! Come learn how the future is (almost) now! More information 


July 23, 2015
Succession Planning
8:30 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.
Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08816  
This one-day course will introduce you to succession planning: what it entails, what the development component means for you and any staff who report to you, and what to do when succession planning identifies gaps in a company’s available talent. As a manager, supervisor or individual contributor who aspires to advance in the field of water, wastewater, or a related industry, you should recognize the value of succession planning and know how it works. Through small group discussions and entertaining interactive exercises, this course will help you do that. In addition, you will acquire tools for taking control of your professional development, developing others and creating a strategy for making sure future operation needs are met and secure! More information 


July 28-29, 2015
Management Skills for Supervisors
8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902 
In our highly popular two-day Management Skills for Supervisors short course, we will explore the essential characteristics of respected leaders and how they create and sustain productive organizations. Important questions to consider as a supervisor include: Do your employees clearly understand what is expected of them? Are they treated fairly and consistently? Is there open and honest communication at your workplace? Do they participate in decisions that affect their work? Are there opportunities for them to improve their own skills? Through small group discussions and entertaining interactive exercises, you will develop a better understanding of what you can do to improve your work group's effectiveness in the water, wastewater and related industries. In addition, you will acquire new "people" skills to more successfully manage the everyday challenges in your workplace. More information 


August 11, 2015
Study and Exam Skills for Licensing and Professional Certification Testing
8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m. 
Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08816  
Is a professional certification or licensing exam in your near future? Are you looking for something to give you additional confidence to take you beyond passing? Here is a class for you! With its roots in our annual drinking water operator review course, this class will calm your jangled nerves with facts, tips – and a few tricks – that will lead you down the path of success. Topics will include: Reading to gather crucial information; How to memorize (yes, you can learn and improve this skill!); Note taking – what works and what doesn't; Problem solving – how to identify what is being asked and ignore the fluff; Study habits – how to develop good ones that are efficient and effective;  Preparing for the big day – how to maintain deep breaths, organized thoughts and a positive attitude!


August 12-13, 2015
Operation & Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems
8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08816  
This two-day program focuses on the proper operation and maintenance procedures for wastewater collection systems and their component parts. The agenda has been designed to stress proactive methods that will minimize or eliminate the need for reactive or emergency responses. Real-world case studies and examples will be used to reinforce the information presented. The handouts and materials provided will serve as both a great reference in the workplace and as a preparation tool for collection system licensing exams. Specific topics will include: Components of a collection system; Troubleshooting, investigation and maintenance; Administrative, managerial and regulatory activities;  New construction/facility start-up; Pipeline and manhole rehabilitation and repair; [umping facilities; proper operating procedures. and Safety. More information  


August 19, 2015

Water Sampling & Laboratory Procedures
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Agra Environmental & Laboratory Services
90 1/2 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801
Does what folks do in a water or wastewater lab seem like a bit of a mystery to you? Here is your chance to get some of the details with a program that includes hands-on experience in a NJDEP certified testing laboratory. The morning session of the program will present regulatory and sampling information. In the afternoon, attendees will participate in sampling and analysis exercises (including field sampling). Attendees should feel free to bring their own – you never know what you will find! A great opportunity to broaden your operational knowledge with HANDS ON EXPERIENCE!


August 25, 2015

Operation and Maintenance of Water Treatment Filters
8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08816  
Optimum filter performance is a requirement of optimum operation. This one-day workshop for engineers and operators presents a broad overview of all aspects of granular media and gravity filtration. Topics will include:  Design and rehabilitation of new and existing granular media and gravity filters; Media selection and design for particle removal;  Different types of filter operation, instrumentation and control and   Maintenance/troubleshooting procedures. More information  


September 1-3, 2015

Operation & Maintenance of Pumps
8:30am-3:45pm
Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901  
This is without a doubt, our most popular hands-on course! You will learn and practice accepted procedures for both daily and long term maintenance of pumps and related equipment. Proactive maintenance and a thorough understanding of the inner workings of a pump can save time and increase the efficiency of your operation. 
Topics covered in the Operation & Maintenance of Pumps class will include: Types and uses of pumps; Terms and classifications; Mechanical seals; Pump head calculations, and Performance curves More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eo0710cb.html


September 1 - December 17, 2015

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Licensing Prep Course (Evenings)
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 p.m, -9 p.m.
Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08816  
If you're planning to take the "N" licensing exam, the NJDEP requires that you complete and pass a 90-hour industrial wastewater treatment course. This class has been designed to help you meet this requirement. It consists of 30 three-hour sessions, which meet from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Topics covered in the Industrial Wastewater Treatment course include:        Biological treatment regulations;  Domestic wastes and their treatment;  NJDEP rules and regulations governing industrial treatment; Physical and chemical treatment options; Industrial waste characteristics and treatment techniques; Math and calculation reviews relating to industrial wastewater operations; Wastewater treatment plant safety;  Sludge treatment, residuals management and solids handling. You'll learn the theory and science behind each of these topics, and see their real-world applications by participating in field trips and plant tours! This class is a great review tool to give you the best chance for success on your industrial wastewater "N" licensing exam. 


October 23, 2015
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
CEC Credits Available!The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/re-certified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirements for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification. To register or for more information, please visit: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep/




November 12, 2015
PlanSmart NJ 47th Annual Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

201 Village Boulevard

Princeton
New Jersey08540




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