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Enviro-Events Calendar for February 12, 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





February 9, 2015
NJ Senate Environment and Energy Committee  10 a.m.
Room 10, Third Floor
State House Annex
Trenton, NJ
The committee will hear testimony from invited guests and the public on electronic waste recycling



February 9, 2015 
Networking and Engagement Reception 
NJ Democratic State Committee Black Caucus

6 p.m. -8 p.m. 
Duke's Southern Table 

11 Clinton St.

Newark, NJ 07102

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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 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

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
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. Introductory Remarks: Richard Stewart, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law. 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; 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 Infrastructure Issues: Jean-Pierre Boudrias, Goldman Sachs; Robert Seber, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Eric Silverman, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, and Branko Terzic, Former CEO & Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Moderator TBD. 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).


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.



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.






February 27, 2015

Approaches To Resolving Differences In Professional Judgment In Site Remediation
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
University Hall - Montclair State University
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Given the complexity of cleanups, the existence of comingled plumes, land use issues, and the use of guidance documents, etc., a LSRP’s decision on remedial approaches may be challenged or questioned by the public, a peer, a responsible party, or a government agency.  Establishing a process on how to resolve or address these differences is critical to the success of SRRA. This workshop is intended to give the licensed site remediation professional (LSRP), the attorney, the engineer, the environmental consultant and the responsible party, an overview of the various decision points with a cleanup and possible approaches to resolving differences. Registration Fee Includes Networking Continental Breakfast & Buffet Lunch as well as Free Parking! For more information and to register, visit http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep


February 28, 2015

SWEP Grants Application Deadline 
Each year, SWEP Greater Philadelphia awards a grant to help fund organizations or programs that creatively address a locally defined need to create, enhance, restore, or protect the natural environment or to provide environmental awareness through educational sessions with particular emphasis on encouraging girls and/or women in the sciences, engineering, or environmental fields. SWEP presents these grants to encourage girls and/or women in the sciences, engineering, or environmental fields. Please go to the Grants pages on the SWEP website for more details and application.  Completed applications are due no later than February 28, 2015. Please contact Elaine Feldman, Grants Chair at grants@swepweb.com with any questions.

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March 3, 2015

SWEP: An Update of the Science and the Impacts, Opportunities
and Strategies Related to Estuaries and Utilities
Registration: 8- 8:30 a.m. Program: 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
PECO Energy Company's Energy Hall
2301 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
 
RSVP by 5pm Friday February 27, 2015.  Click HERE to Register!
Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $35, Students - No Charge. Continental breakfast will be provided. Program Speakers: Dr. Kirsten L. Findell, Research Physical Scientist, NOAA, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; Dr. Danielle Kreeger, Science Director, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Melanie Dickersbach, Climate and Environment Strategy Manager, Exelon Corporation. SWEP Greater of Philadelphia thanks PECO for providing our location and breakfast.


March 4, 2015

The Future of Natural Gas versus Coal-Fired Generation
6:30 p.m. -8 p.m.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
108 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP here 1.5 CLE credits available for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Join the Guarini Center for a panel discussion to examine, “The Future of Natural Gas versus Coal-Fired Generation.”  Speakers: Catherine Callaway, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Dynegy Inc.; Robert Mancini ('84), Managing Director & Co-Head of CPP-II, The Carlyle Group; Thad Miller, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Calpine Corp; Jeffrey Pollard, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, and Michael Shenberg ('85), Partner, White and Case LLP.  Event sponsored by White and Case LLP


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 13, 2015
Early Bird Discount Ends Feb. 20!
Register today for the 10th annual Redevelopment Forum, New Jersey Future's biggest event of the year. Be sure to take advantage of the early bird discount - admission prices go up on Feb. 21. Register here.










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


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


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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