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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Enviro-Events Calendar for November 25, 2014



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



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November 25, 2014
LSRP Obligations, Requirements and use of Professional Judgment
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Eco Complex- Bordentown, NJ
6.5 Regulatory LSRP CECs | 6.5 NJ PE CPCs
This Montclair State University program will examine legal and regulatory requirements, the opportunities to use professional judgment, and examine cases where professional judgment was employed. A panel of LSRPs, attorneys, and NJDEP representatives will give their views on the appropriate use of professional judgment.  For more information and to register, visit: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep


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November 25, 2014 - Deadline for Registration

Houck and Providence Engineering Corporation invite you to a luncheon seminar at which they will provide you with information on recognizing and preventing roof distress and maintaining the structural integrity of your building.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Houck -7464 Linglestown RoadHarrisburg, PA 17112
Thursday, December 4, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Providence Engineering Corporation 

10 Eisenhower Blvd.
Lancaster, PA 17603 
Both the seminar and lunch are complimentary, please enjoy a meal as you get expert information on snow load management.  
Please contact Bethany Trunk with any questions or to register. 717.657.3302 ext. 228 OR btrunk@houcks.com *Space is limited, and registration is required. Registration deadline: November 25.


December 2, 2014

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
8:30 a,m,- 4:30 p.m.
Cook Student Center
59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to recertify, you will get the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jersey's UST requirements and help your clients or employer avoid potential penalty liability. More information here



December 3, 2014

What You Need to Know About Solar Power and Your Business
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PSE&G Building, Room 101
80 Park Place, Newark, NJ
Register here
According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, solar power is now the second largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the country after natural gas. Solar installations in the U.S. increased by 41% in 2013 (over 2012) and installations this year are expected to be as robust. At the same time, the cost of installation has dropped dramatically. Businesses are realizing meaningful energy savings from converting to solar power. Here in New Jersey, businesses get additional financial benefits by generating valuable Solar Renewable Energy Credits, which can serve as the basis of financing a solar installation with a PSE&G Solar Loan. On the federal level, significant incentives like the 30% investment tax credit reduce the investment needed to "go solar". However, this benefit is set to expire at the end of 2016. Join PSE&G and a panel of experts to to find out the latest about the NJ solar power market, the outlook on incentives, and how solar power can benefit your business.


December 3-5, 2014
HEC-RAS: Intensive 3-Day Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University
There's no question that HEC-RAS is an incredibly powerful tool but it's also no secret that it can be overwhelming, challenging and, in the hands of an inexperienced user, the end result could be numerical instability and severely flawed analyses. Can you afford that outcome on your projects? To make sense of this program, we've recruited Joe Skupien, one of the most highly rated instructors in hydrology and hydraulics, to teach this 3-day hands-on training class. In this intensive three-day workshop, led by Joseph Skupien (an expert with more than 25 years of NJ stormwater management experience), you will get a comprehensive overview of the steady flow capabilities of the current version (V4.1) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System program (HEC-RAS). More information here


December 3, 2014
Post-Election Forum: What's next for energy and the environment in PA?
Presented by PennFuture
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Civic Club of Harrisburg
612 North Front Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101 
Tom Wolf will be sworn in as Pennsylvania's governor in just over two months. Join us for a discussion and analysis of the election results and what they mean for the environment and energy policy in the Keystone state moving forward. Pollster Terry Madonna of Franklin & Marshall College will deliver the luncheon keynote. Please register to let us know you'll join us for this important discussion about the future of energy and environmental policy in Pennsylvania. Moderator: Cindy Dunn, president and CEO, PennFuture. Panel: John Micek, opinion editor, Harrisburg Patriot-News; Rep. Kate Harper, R-Montgomery and Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware. Keynote: An election recap - Dr. Terry Madonna, director, Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College



free for for an entire month!






December 4, 2014

2014 Plastics Symposium

Sustainable Manufacturing & Recycling Markets Summit

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Best Western Premier Hotel & Conference Center
800 E Park Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17111

Last chance to register here today, Nov. 24, 2014




December 9, 2014

Role of the Environmental Consultant in Litigation   
Half-day session
$185
New Brunswick, NJ
 
 
Taught by experienced lawyers and environmental professionals, this course will prepare you to participate effectively in litigation and other legally oriented proceedings. No knowledge of the law is required. Register Online. 



December 9, 2014
NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast
Topics: Resiliency Efforts;Energy Efficiency; Energy Mater Plan Update; Water Infrastructure; Business Incentives and other Priorities. Note: There is a $15 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after December 1, 2014. Register here



December 10, 2014

Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation
9 a.m, - 4:30 p.m. 
Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 0890
This one-day program will provide you with the basics of performing successful remediation using a variety of innovative in situ technologies as well as present "real" site data derived from actual innovative technologies projects. The course will focus on choosing the "right" technology or combination of technologies, as well as delivery methods for given site conditions. More info  



December 10, 2014

PADEP  Public Meeting, Hearing on Falls Township Waste Facility

7 p.m.
Falls Township Municipal Building
188 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, Pa..
The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing regarding the proposed Elcon Recycling Services liquid hazardous waste treatment facility for a site in the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Falls Township, Bucks County. The 7 p.m. public information meeting will be immediately followed by a hearing. The DEP is conducting a Phase I siting review for an application submitted by Elcon to construct and operate a commercial hazardous waste treatment facility, to treat liquid waste from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. “The purpose of a Phase I siting review is to determine whether the proposed location complies with Pennsylvania’s exclusionary siting criteria for such operations,” DEP Southeast Regional Director Cosmo Servidio said. “This review happens prior to the company submitting a full operation and design permit application for any other environmental permits that would be needed.” During the meeting, DEP will explain the application review process, the Phase I siting criteria, which are in place to prohibit the location of hazardous waste treatment facilities under certain criteria, and opportunities for future public participation. Elcon representatives will also be at the meeting to outline their proposal and answer questions. A stenographer will record and transcribe the hearing testimony into a written document.  Those who prefer to present their comments in writing or are unable to attend the hearing, may submit written testimony by Dec. 26 to Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Team Leader, DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 E. Main St., Norristown, PA 19401.
Copies of the application are available for review by appointment at DEP’s Southeast Regional Office by calling 484-250-5910, and at the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg by calling 717-787-6239.  To learn more about DEP’s Waste Program, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Waste Management. 


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January 13, 2015

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
6.5 Technical NJ LSRP CECs –Pending | 6.5 NJ PE CPCs
If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal, this class is for you! The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/ re-certified every three (3) years. This 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. For more information and to register, visit http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep


January 20, 2015
NJDEP Case Study Training for LSRPs
8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 
Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University
This interactive one-day workshop will engage Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) and other environmental professionals to work through a typical Site Remediation Program (SRP) Case starting with an ISRA triggering event, through all the phases of remediation (PA/SI/RI and RA), including applying for and implementing a remedial action permit and culminating in the issuance of an RAO. The participants will use the various tools, guidance and resources provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to ensure all forms, and documents are properly prepared and submitted within the applicable time frames established in ARRCS and the Tech Rules. Note: This course will satisfy the pre-requisite course requirement in order to take the LSRP Licensing Exam on March 18, 2015 (or future exams) OR will qualify for 7 Regulatory LSRP Continuing Education Credits. It will not count for both. There will be a special attendance record for those intending to take the March 18th, 2015 exam. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0514cb.html


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January 23-24, 2015

Alliance for NJ Environmental Education  
30th Annual ANJEE Conference
The Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
ANJEE 3.0: E-STEM ~ Indoors and Out
Making connections between STEM education and the natural world Join environmental educators of every description and discipline from across New Jersey and beyond to learn and share innovative ways to connect students of all ages with the natural world – and help them be better equipped to defend it. This year, conference presentations and workshops investigate ways that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be integrated with environmental education to help us better understand our planet and its systems, and explore how STEM subjects can be utilized in the quest for a truly sustainable future. The conference is an invaluable professional development opportunity for any and all educators. Presentations and workshops will feature EE in elementary, secondary, higher and adult education, green school practices and model programs, natural history interpretation, community-based environmental projects, issue-based outreach and more. Plus, the 2-day conference is a lot of FUN! Early Bird registration rates are available through December 24. Registration closes January 15. For more info or to register online, CLICK HERE.








February 25, 2015
Environmental Law for LSRPs and Attorneys
8:30 a.m, - 4:30 p.m.
Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This program will provide LSRPs and attorneys alike with the latest information on the current environmental landscape and opportunities as they relate to site remediation. LSRPs and attorneys will walk away from this course with better understandings of their roles under NJ's legal framework, which is so much more than the Site Remediation Reform Act. Redesigned with relevant topics for practicing LSRPs and attorneys of any and all specialties, this interactive course is "TEAM" taught by NJ's top environmental attorneys, LSRPs and regulators so that all parties to a project understand the perspectives, roles and responsibilities of the other project members. Featured Topics: Spill Act; Industrial Site Recovery Act/UST Act; LSRP/SRRA; Hot Topics - Legal Court & Licensing Board Decisions. More information 



March 17-18, 2015

Ecological Risk Assessment: Practice and Protocols
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Help your client understand how the ecological risk assessment process aids in developing realistic approaches to remediating sites. For LSRP's,understand the role that ecological risk assessment plays in developing clean-up goals for your site. This two-day program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of regulatory expectations of ecological risk assessments from both federal and state perspectives. On Day One, learn about methodologies and innovative approaches being employed to conduct ecological risk evaluations and assessments of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems under CERCLA, RCRA, and various state mandates. On Day Two, NJDEP representatives will take you through the new NJ guidance document for the completion of ecological risk assessments under the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Program. More information


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March 31, 2015
Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock
9 a,m, - 4:30 p.m. 
Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 
This one-day course focuses on practical aspects of groundwater in the fractured sedimentary bedrock of the Newark Group (Brunswick Aquifer), where thousands of sites have been impacted by industrial contaminants. Remedial activities at such sites are usually impaired by oversimplified notions regarding groundwater flow and contaminant migration, as well as by the use of inadequate hydrogeologic characterization methods. The course is intended for geologists, hydrogeologists, environmental professionals, licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs), remediation engineers, regulators, and corporate site managers responsible for the investigation and remediation of complex bedrock sites. Participants will have an opportunity to improve their understanding of the hydrogeologic framework best used to represent sedimentary bedrock sites. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0108ca.html


May 7, 14 and 21, 2015 - Optional Lab Day - May 28, 2015
Practical Applications in Hydrogeology
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ralph Geiger Turfgrass  Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
This informative program will familiarize you with the theory and practice of hydrogeology, including guiding principles, basic mathematical principles, the identification of problems, the application of different groundwater models, and the limitations of those models. The structure of the course allows you to analyze assigned problems during the week between lecture sessions. Gain Hands-on Experience! Students have the opportunity to sign up for an optional 4th day of class (May 28, 2015 - additional fee of $225 required) where they will receive personalized instruction devoted to well design and aquifer pumping tests. More information



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