Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 27, 2015

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

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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 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 TwoBringing 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)

January 28, 2015
PA Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee 

10 a.m., 12th Floor Conference Room,
Rachel Carson State Office Building,
400 Market St., Harrisburg.
Contact: Susan Foster, (717) 787-7019.

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 TRANSITRegister here

January 29, 2015
Chesapeake Bay Management Team
9:30 a.m., Susquehanna Conference Rooms A & B,
PADEP Southcentral Regional Office
909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.
Contact: Rhonda Manning, (717) 772-4472.

January 30, 2014

In Search of Owls - A Nocturnal Winter Adventure
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association 

7 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. 

$10 members/$15 nonmembers

Join us for one of these explorations of the secret lives of owls. The highlight is our hike searching for these nocturnal residents on the Watershed Nature Reserve. The evening begins indoors, where you will learn about the many species of owls in NJ, their calls and adaptations. We will conclude with a hot beverage. Please register in advance - space is limited. Call
 (609) 737-7592 or email

February 5, 2015
PA Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) 
8:30 a.m., 16th Floor Delaware Room,
Rachel Carson State Office Building,
400 Market Street, Harrisburg.
Contact: Kim Morewood,(717) 783-9731.

February 6, 2015
PA Climate Change Advisory Committee 
10 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building,
400 Market St., Harrisburg.
Contact: Mark Brojakowski, (717) 772-3429.

February 10, 2015
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) workshop
– Permit Compliance Session 

8:30 a.m.
Best Western, The Central Hotel and Conference Center
800 East Park Dr.,
Harrisburg, Pa.
Contact:Joyce Rivers, (717) 901-7055.

February 11, 2015
PADEP public hearing on the draft air quality plan and NPDES permit approvals
for Tenaska’s proposed natural gas fired power station in South Huntington Twp.
Westmoreland County

6 p.m.
Turkeytown South Huntington Volunteer Fire Department Hall
90 Supervisor Dr.,
West Newton.
Contact John Poster, (412-) 442-4203.

February 11, 2015
PA State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators
10 a.m., 10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson State Office Building,
400 Market St., Harrisburg, Pa
Contact: Cheri Sansoni, (717) 772-5158.

February 12, 2015
PA Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System  
(MS4) Workshop -- Permit Compliance Session,
8:30 a.m.

The Woodlands Inn
1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Contact: Joyce Rivers, (717) 901-7055

February 12, 2015
PA Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee
9:15 a.m., Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market St., Harrisburg, Pa.
Contact: Nancy Herb, (717) 783-9269.

February 17, 2015
PA Environmental Quality Board (EQB) 9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market St. Harrisburg, Pa.
Contact: Jen Swan,( 717) 783-8727

February 17, 2015
PA Citizens Advisory Council meeting10 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market St., Harrisburg, Pa.
Contact: Jen Swan, (717)783-8727.

February 17, 2015
PADEP public hearing on an operating permit for a natural gas liquids pump station
n West Cornwall Township, Lebanon County7 p.m., Quentin Volunteer Fire Company Hall
20 South Lebanon St., Lebanon, Pa.
Contact: Eileen Bitting, (717) 705-4703.

February 18, 2015
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
Workshop -- Permit Compliance 
8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, Morgantown/PA Turnpike
6170 Morgantown Rd., Morgantown, Pa.
Contact: Joyce Rivers, (717) 901-7055.

February 25, 2015
PA Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System  (MS4) workshop -- Permit Compliance 
8:30 a.m.
Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Dr.,
Cranberry Twp.
Contact: Joyce Rivers, (717) 901-7055.

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

February 25, 2015
PADEP  hearing to discuss an NPDES permit application and site-specific approval submitted by Clean Earth Inc. for the proposed Wellsboro Johnston Airport expansion project in Tioga 

6 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 7:30 p.m
Wellsboro Fire Department Annex, 21 East Ave., Wellsboro.  
The department has received a significant number of requests for a public discussion of Clean Earth Inc.’s plans related to operations at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport, and we are pleased to provide this opportunity for local elected officials and citizens,” DEP North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl said. DEP’s Waterways and Wetlands program, along with the Tioga County Conservation District, are currently reviewing an individual NPDES permit application for stormwater discharges associated with construction activities that was submitted by Clean Earth in November 2014.


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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 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:

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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