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Monday, March 2, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for March 2, 2015

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

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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 3, 2015
Critical Decisions Shaping Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy and Rates 

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bayer Hall

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pa.
More information  Register here

March 3, 2015
Joint Legislative Committee Hearing on Pa. Drilling Impact Fees 

8:30 a.m. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building Harrisburg, Pa
The Senate Local Government and  Environmental Resources and Energy Committees will hold a joint hearing on the opportunities created by the Act 13 drilling impact fee for counties, municipalities, conservation districts and local economic development agencies. Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) serves as Majority Chair of the Local Government Committee and Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin) servers as Minority Chair. Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) serves as Minority Chair.


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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

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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: or (609) 989-7888 x121.
NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast

March 10-11, 2015

11 a.m.
Hearing and Business Session
Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.

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

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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:

April 13-14, 2015
SWANA NJ Chapter's Annual Spring Conference and Trade Show

"Proactivity for Sustainability"

Tropicana Resort and Casino              
Atlantic City, NJ
Participants include NJDEP, Industry Leaders and Innovators
Earn Continuing Education Units
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Contact: Kate Robert (609) 465-9026 - 

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

May 8, 2015
Moms Clean Air Force’s Family Friendly New Jersey Mama Summit
9 a.m.
New Jersey State House   
Committee Room 4
125 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608
Schedule of events
9:00-10:00 AM: Registration, Refreshments, and Networking – Committee Room 4
10:00 AM: Press Conference – Steps of State House
12:00 PM: Lunch and Brief Training- Committee Room 4
1:00 PM: Legislative Meetings
 Mama Summit is a chance for moms, dad, grandparents, and kids from across the country to show broad and united support for children’s health. Together in a bipartisan, or MOMpartisan, setting we will demand action to protect the air our children breathe–both indoor and outdoor–and call for action on climate change. Register here or Contact Trisha Sheehan for more information

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