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Friday, January 30, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for January 30, 2015

 


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



For free publication, send your event information to: editor@enviropolitics.com

 
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 mpolefka@thewatershed.org.






 


February 2, 2015
NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board

4 p.m.
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ
Contact: 609-984-3424


February 4, 2015
EPA and National Toxicology Program scientists to Discuss Study of SAN Trim
6:00 p.m.
Ocean County Library Toms River Branch
101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting to discuss how a new scientific study about a previously unknown contaminant relates to the ongoing cleanup at the Reich Farm Superfund site in Toms River formerly Dover, Ocean County, NJ. The EPA will be joined by scientists from the National Toxicology Program to discuss the study. EPA does not plan to make any changes to the groundwater treatment system currently operating at the site, but does intend to make adjustments to the cleanup goals based on the new information.



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
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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 13, 2015
NJ Pinelands Commission
9:30 a.m.
Richard J. Sullivan Center
15C Springfield Road
New Lisbon, NJ
Contact: 609-984-7300


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 meeting
10 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market St., Harrisburg, Pa.
Contact: Jen Swan, (717)783-8727.



February 17, 2015
NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board
4 p.m.
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ
Contact: 609-984-3424


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



February 19, 2015
NJ Highlands Council
4 p.m.
100 North Road
Chester, NJ
Contact: 908/879-6737


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 Township
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.

Questions? Contact Candise Tanner: 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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