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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for August 26, 2015




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



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August 29, 2015
10th Annual Shorebird Festival
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Center
Broad Channel, NY For the past 40 years, over 40 species of shorebirds (including rare and accidental vagrants) have been recorded the Refuge's East and West Ponds from mid-July through October, with the greatest diversity and abundance usually occurring in August. We invite you to attend our tenth annual celebration. See program schedule here. For more information call: (718) 474-0896 .The Shorebird Festival is a partnership program among NYC Audubon, Gateway National Recreation Area and the American Littoral Society.


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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

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September 10, 2015
Five distinguished panelists will discuss climate change at Noyes Museum
6:30 - 7:30  p.m.
The Noyes Museum of Art
733 Lily Lake Road
Oceanville (Galloway Twp.) NJ
The panel includes prominent journalists from Time Magazine and the New York Times, as well as scientists and artists. Admission is free. The catalyst for the discussion is the Noyes Museum's exhibition Frozen Earth: Images from the Arctic Circle. Featuring the works of artists from a 2013 Arctic Circle expedition, Frozen Earth offers a glimpse into how the changing environment of the northern extremes of our planet inspired artists to explore central issues of our time. Panelists include: Michael Lemonick - Journalist for TIME magazine for nearly 21 years, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories, covering science and the environment. Also writer for Discover, Scientific American, Wired, New Scientist, The Washington Post and National Geographic.
Andrew Revkin - Staff reporter at The New York Times from 1995 to 2009, he has covered science and the environment for 30 years in newspapers, magazines, books, documentaries and in his NY Times blog, Dot Earth, winning the country's top science journalism awards multiple times. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the fight to save the Amazon rain forest. Dr. Jeff Niemitz - Professor of Earth Sciences at Dickinson College, past president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Amy Lipton - Co-founder of Eco Art Space, one of the leading international organizations in a growing community of artists, scientists, curators, writers, nonprofits and businesses who are developing creative and innovative strategies to address our global environmental issues. A gallerist in New York City from 1986-1995. Aaron T. O'Connor - Founding director of The Arctic Circle expeditionary residency program. This unique residency takes place aboard a specially outfitted, century old sailing vessel in the High Arctic. Diane Burko - Panel discussion moderator and nationally recognized artist whose work is focused on issues of climate change. Laura Petrovich-Cheney - Organizer, exhibiting artist in Frozen Earth: Images from the Arctic Circle.



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





September 17, 2015 

New Jersey Highlands Council
4 p.m.
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, New Jersey.
(908) 879-6737


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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 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

Clean Water Fund’s 19th Annual Auction Fundraiser and Party
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fairmount Rowing Association
#2 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA
We’re getting excited for a night of fun with Clean Water members, friends and staff! Join us in celebrating what we’ve all accomplished over the past year and honor the leaders who helped us make it possible. When you purchase tickets to the Auction you are joining the fight to protect our water, our health and our future. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to win many exciting silent auction items including original artworks from Philadelphia’s local art scene, gift certificates to area restaurants and shops, theater tickets, museum tickets and much more! So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today! Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple which includes an open bar, featuring local brews and wine from Philadelphia Brewing Company, Yards Brewing Company and Penns Woods Winery. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served throughout the evening. You can RSVP online at cleanwater.org/phillyparty2015 or call our office at 215-545-0250, ext. 206.


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
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




December 3, 2014
New Jersey Highlands Council   
4 p.m.
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, New Jersey.
(908) 879-6737


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