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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 10, 2015


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




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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.


January 27, 2015
American Gas Exports: Regulation, Finance, and International Trade
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012
Please RSVP. 5 CLE credits available for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

This Symposium will provide a forum for experts in their field—representing government, finance, the legal practice and academia—to discuss the future of liquid natural gas exports from the United States. How much natural gas should, and will, the Department of Energy (DOE) approve to be exported? What are the financing implications of the recent changes to the DOE approval process? In what ways may the law of the World Trade Organization constrain U.S. policy regarding natural gas exports? These questions and more will be explored. 
Welcoming Remarks: Richard Stewart, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law. Introductory Remarks: Robert Seber, Vinson & Elkins LLP 

Panel One
: Breaking Down the Public Interest Determination - The Limits of What the Government Will Approve. Robert Fee, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy; Richard Revesz, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Sugandha Tuladhar, NERA Economic Consulting; Katrina Wyman, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law (moderator), and Anthony Yuen, Citi Group

Panel Two: Bringing American Gas to Market - Financing and Competition Issues Jean-Pierre Boudrias, Goldman Sachs; Saqib Rahim, EnergyWire at E&E Publishing, LLC (moderator); Eric Silverman, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, and Branko Terzic, Former CEO & Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Keynote Address and Lunch
C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates LLP

Panel Three: International Trade Issues – Opportunities and Constraints posed by America’s International Trade Agreements Alan M. Dunn, Stewart and Stewart; Spencer Griffith JD ’82, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Robert Howse, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law, and Joanna Langille JD ’11, NYU School of Law (moderator)



NJ TRANSIT's Ronnie Hakim

January 29, 2015

American Council of Engineering Companies of NJ Breakfast Meeting
8-10 a.m.
Forsgate Country Club
ACECNJ is pleased to announce that NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Ronnie Hakim will kickoff its 2015 Breakfast Meeting series by discussing NJ TRANSIT's focus areas, priorities, and plans for signature infrastructure projects.  This is a worthwhile event for all engineering professionals who do business with NJ TRANSIT. Register 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


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March 9, 2015

NJ Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Breakfast
NJ State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff
8:30 - 10 a.m.
Forsgate Country Club

Monroe, NJ
Register now Member price $70; Non-member price $115.

For questions, contact Candise Tanner at candise@njchamber.com or (609) 989-7888 x121.
NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast











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 Turf grass  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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