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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for July 28, 2015




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




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July 28, 2015
Carpet Recycling Webinar
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 pm.
Anthony Cline, Director of Operations for Carpet America Recovery Effort will discuss market solutions to increase landfill diversion and recycling of post- consumer carpet, as well as advancements in the design of carpets for recycling. Registration


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 


July 29-30, 2015
Orange County, CA more...

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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! More information 


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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 12, 2015

CIANJ Summer Networking Reception
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Brick House
179 Godwin Avenue
Wycoff, NJ 07481

Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't develop contacts you need to grow your business. Join us at CIANJ's premier summer event for a relaxed evening at The Brick House while exploring the opportunity to build new relationships. This well-attended networking reception is an event you will not want to miss! Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served (cash bar will be available). Register Now










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  


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September 1-3, 2015

Operation & Maintenance of Pumps
8:30 am - 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. 


September 9-10, 2015

Environmental Forensics
**Now a Two-Day Training Format**
9:00am-4:30pm
Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505  
This two-day course offers a thorough examination of the geosciences behind environmental forensics of petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbon geochemistry. It will also cover newly emergent trends of professional investigations. Applying the principles of the Scientific Method, this course stresses the need for reliance on peer-wide acceptance of technical approaches and strict use of peer-reviewed technical results. You will participate in exercises using principles outlined in class. Plus, at the end of day two, you will have the chance to apply various technical points in a mock courtroom experience. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/el0401ca.html


September 11, 2015

Advanced Petroleum Forensics Geochemistry
8:30am-4:45pm
Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
This course will appeal to LSRPs and other environmental professionals who regularly deal with oil impacted sites and wish to learn more about the latest in advanced forensics techniques for petroleum releases of gasoline and distillates. Since a majority of our sites are petroleum and many are old and comingled, this course is particularly relevant to practicing LSRPs. In-class examples and exercises related to on-site assessment and remediation issues/concerns that may be encountered by practicing LSRPs will be included. Command of environmental chemistry, which includes an understanding of gas chromatography and combined gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, is strongly recommended. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/el0402ca.html


September 15, 2015

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
8:30am-4:30pm
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. Please Note: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulates Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and requires the professionals who work on them to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. When a person has notified the NJDEP of a discharge from an UST on or after November 4, 2009, that person must retain a LSRP when addressing regulated USTs. LSRPs may work on unregulated USTs (remediation or otherwise), but LSRPs are not required to be hired to remediate discharges from unregulated USTs. Certified Subsurface Evaluators may still be retained to remediate discharges from unregulated USTs without the supervision of a LSRP. The certifications for all other categories of UST services (i.e., installation, closure, tank testing, and corrosion protection) still require the refresher course. The person responsible for conducting the remediation of a discharge from an unregulated UST who uses a Certified Subsurface Evaluator to remediate that discharge is required to employ an individual working for a business firm certified in the category of UST subsurface evaluation pursuant to the UST rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14B-16. More information here


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October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015

ArcGIS: Introduction
6 pm-9pm
Environmental and Natural Resource Building
14 College Farm Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Test out your GIS knowledge and skill with hands-on GIS software application! With a focus on layout and core functionality, this 12-hour evening course offers an overview of ArcGIS components, basic display and map querying functions, metadata browsing and file management, basic analysis techniques, and map layout. Increase your software proficiency with practical, in-class exercises! **SPECIAL OFFER! All participants in this course will receive a free trial of the ArcGIS 10 software. Practice and refine your newly acquired skills at home or at work for 1-year at no additional cost! More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eg0914ca.html


October 5-6, 2015

Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems (Septic Systems)
8:30am-3:45pm
Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505  
The onsite treatment and disposal of wastewater (commonly referred to as "onsite systems" or "septic systems") can be a difficult and complicated matter. Advances in onsite technology have made the issues surrounding the design, construction and management of onsite systems more complex, but can provide appropriate and beneficial 4p alternatives to traditional designs.  This course has been designed to present the information you need to know to get things done, make things work and ultimately help the environment! The Rutgers - NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education has worked closely with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to gather together speakers and topics that will address the design, installation and maintenance of onsite systems. As part of our program, health officials, engineers, designers and installation personnel will present case studies of things that worked (and maybe a few that didn't). Come and learn from their experiences! More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0202ca.html


October 5-7, 2015

OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Training
7:30am-5:00pm
Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively. This NJ OSHA training class meets all federal requirements for the 24-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification set forth under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)] for public and private employees covered by these regulations. Twenty-four hour OSHA HAZWOPER training is designed for workers who are on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, groundwater monitoring and land or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed to chemicals at levels that exceed permissible and/or published exposure limits. This OSHA HAZWOPER training course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for personal protection and safety when working with or around sites that contain hazardous materials and/or waste.  


October 5-8, 2015

OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
7:30am-5:00pm
Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively. This NJ OSHA training class meets all federal requirements for the initial 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification training set forth under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)] for public and private employees covered by these regulations. This four-day OSHA HAZWOPER training course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for personal protection and safety when working with or around hazardous materials and/or waste. This course can also serve as a comprehensive basic safety class for personnel involved in site investigations, non-hazardous site remediation activities and environmental audits. More information here 







October 7-9, 2015
Stormwater Management for Engineers
8:30am-3:45pm
Cook Student Center
59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Managing stormwater runoff is becoming more complex every day. In order to comply with New Jersey's highly comprehensive stormwater management rules (or the rules established in any other state), all types of professionals from engineers to project reviewers, developers and environmental planners need to acquire broader knowledge and new skills. This three-day course, led by Joseph Skupien (an expert with more than 25 years of NJ stormwater experience), is designed to address these needs by presenting the most pertinent and up-to-date information on the scientific and regulatory aspects of stormwater management. Although there is an emphasis on NJ's stormwater rules -- some of the most comprehensive in the nation -- attendees from any state will learn to better manage stormwater in their hometown. This stormwater management training will help you no matter where you live and work! More information here 


October 9, 2015

OSHA HAZWOPER Training 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
8:30am-4:30pm
Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively.  This one-day hands-on practical course is designed to meet the 8-hour annual refresher training requirements under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)]. The one-day course will also address emergency response plans, confined space entry and spill containment procedures and will include applicable hands-on exercises. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ep0402ca.html


October 14, 2015

Geology, Hydrogeology & Chemistry
8:30am-3:45pm
Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This program is designed for the non-scientist and will provide students with a basic understanding of geology, hydrogeology and environmental chemistry. The fundamental principles will be presented in terminology that makes it easy to understand…even if your only background is high school chemistry. You will also learn how to use this information when evaluating environmental conditions at your site or property. More information here 


October 19-20, 2015

Environmental Site Assessments **Updated Content**
9:00am-4:30pm
Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
This two-day course will help you navigate the legal and regulatory maze that surrounds industrial and commercial site assessments and property transactions. This class is particularly relevant to practicing LSRP's.  More information here  


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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/


October 29, 2015
NJDEP Case Study Training for LSRPs
8:30 pm -4:30 pm
Trayes Hall - Douglass Student Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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 timeframes established in ARRCS and the Tech Rules. Upon LSRP Board Approval, this course will satisfy the pre-requisite course requirement in order to take the LSRP Licensing Exam OR will qualify for Regulatory Continuing Education Credits. It will not count for both. More information here




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


November 12, 2015


2015 PA Recycling Markets Development Summit on E-Scrap
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Harrisburg
East 3943 TecPort Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Through the collection, transportation, and processing of e-scrap, many workplace safety concerns need to be managed in order to develop market continuity. In this one-day summit, come learn about e-scrap processing safety, requirements, and best practices.
Questions? Email: mmorrison@parmc.org or call  717-948-6660



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