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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Enviro-Events Calendar for September 16, 2015




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



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September 17, 2015 
New Jersey Highlands Council
4 p.m.
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, New Jersey.
(908) 879-6737


September 18, 2015
Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Techniques  
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montclair State University – CELS Building 
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey
With the expanding regulatory push to decrease stormwater volume and improve stormwater quality, increasing attention is being given to the use of green infrastructure stormwater management techniques.  While growing popular, these techniques are often misapplied, improperly designed or inadequately maintained. This new and innovative one-day class will explore those techniques being implemented on an increasingly frequent basis throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  The focus of this one-day program deals with the proper selection, design, implementation and maintenance of green infrastructure techniques commonly used in urban and suburban settings. Additionally, with the interest of DEP in sustainable remediation, the impacts of capping contaminated sites may be mitigated by the innovative approaches discussed in this course. Therefore, LSRPs are encouraged to attend this program as they should be aware of the alternatives to “hard caps” in reducing stormwater runoff.  For more information  


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September 20, 2015

North Jersey Groups to Sponsor Free Public Forum: 
OFF the Rails, Pipelines & Rivers. ON with Renewable Energy
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Temple Emeth
1666 Windsor Road, Teaneck, NJ
Cost: Free & open to the public.
Much has been reported about the public health and safety risks of the transporting of crude oil by rail, pipeline or barge through New Jersey and New York. Despite promises from industry and government to protect the public, the risks of derailment, rupture and spills remain unacceptably high. A free public forum sponsored by the grassroots groups 350NJ and the Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains will provide members of the community with facts which will empower them to convince policymakers that we need to stop shipping highly explosive Bakken crude oil through our communities and instead invest in a swift transition to clean, safe, renewable energy. The afternoon panel discussion will feature experts and community leaders Scott Smith, Chief Scientist, Chief Scientist at Water Defense, on the particular hazards of Bakken crude oil extraction and transport; Assemblyman Tim Eustace (NJ Dist. 38) on the legislative initiatives to improve public safety and protect our water supply; Paula Rogovin, Founder of the Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains, on efforts in Bergen County and beyond to prevent disasters and health and safety impacts from oil trains; Paul Kaufman, Advocacy Director of GreenFaith and member of the Social Action Committee at Temple Emeth, on the moral imperative to switch from fossil fuel sources of energy; Jen Scarlott, Coordinator and Founding Member of Bronx Climate Justice North, on the hazards of transporting crude oil on our waterways; and Harriet Shugarman, Executive Director of ClimateMama, on the personal actions and available technologies we can adopt in homes, workplaces, and communities to accelerate the transition to renewables. The forum will mark the start of 350NJ’s “OFF/ON” campaign,” a mobilization of people demanding solutions to the climate crisis and calling for environmental justice in advance of the global climate summit to be held Paris in December 2015. 


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September 25,  2015

Remediating Sites in New Jersey Under the SRRA Law: Roles, 
Responsibilities & Benefits 

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Montclair State University - CELS Building     
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New JerseyWith the advent of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional program in 2009, a whole different paradigm for site remediation evolved.  In lieu of requiring the NJDEP approval for every phase of cleaning up contaminated sites, the LSRP was given the authority to perform the studies and the remediation as well as to declare the site as having been satisfactorily cleaned up, all without NJDEP oversight for most contaminated sites in New Jersey. The Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) not only affects potentially responsible parties, local government officials, property purchasers and developers, but all those professionals involved in remediating and developing sites in New Jersey.  This half-day course is designed to discuss the significant responsibilities associated with the SRRA law and will focus on those individuals who have not been routinely involved in LSRP matters, but now find themselves being able to benefit from this program. For more information


October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015

ArcGIS: Introduction
6 p.m. -9 p.m.
Environmental and Natural Resource Building
14 College Farm Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Test out your GIS knowledge and skill with hands-on GIS software application! With a focus on layout and core functionality, this 12-hour evening course offers an overview of ArcGIS components, basic display and map querying functions, metadata browsing and file management, basic analysis techniques, and map layout. Increase your software proficiency with practical, in-class exercises! **SPECIAL OFFER! All participants in this course will receive a free trial of the ArcGIS 10 software. Practice and refine your newly acquired skills at home or at work for 1-year at no additional cost! More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eg0914ca.html




October 5-6, 2015

Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems (Septic Systems)
8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505 
The onsite treatment and disposal of wastewater (commonly referred to as "onsite systems" or "septic systems") can be a difficult and complicated matter. Advances in onsite technology have made the issues surrounding the design, construction and management of onsite systems more complex, but can provide appropriate and beneficial 4p alternatives to traditional designs.  This course has been designed to present the information you need to know to get things done, make things work and ultimately help the environment! The Rutgers - NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education has worked closely with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to gather together speakers and topics that will address the design, installation and maintenance of onsite systems. As part of our program, health officials, engineers, designers and installation personnel will present case studies of things that worked (and maybe a few that didn't). Come and learn from their experiences! More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0202ca.html


October 5-6, 2015
3rd Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clayton Hall, University of Delaware, Newark DE
Come to the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed's 3rd Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum at the University of Delaware in Newark to hear from leaders across the Watershed, learn about regional efforts to protect and restore water quality, contribute your insights on goals for the future, and tour local sites that highlight a range of conservation issues and approaches. The theme for this year’s event, Building a Watershed-Wide Vision, will be addressed through sessions on water quality and quantity, recreation, fish and wildlife habitat, the economy, and resiliency. There will be ample networking opportunities as well, including an evening reception at Delaware Nature Society. Early bird registration rates through September 11; click here to learn more and register online. 


October 5-7, 2015

OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Training
7:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively. This NJ OSHA training class meets all federal requirements for the 24-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification set forth under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)] for public and private employees covered by these regulations. Twenty-four hour OSHA HAZWOPER training is designed for workers who are on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, groundwater monitoring and land or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed to chemicals at levels that exceed permissible and/or published exposure limits. This OSHA HAZWOPER training course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for personal protection and safety when working with or around sites that contain hazardous materials and/or waste. 


October 5-8, 2015
OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
7:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively. This NJ OSHA training class meets all federal requirements for the initial 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification training set forth under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)] for public and private employees covered by these regulations. This four-day OSHA HAZWOPER training course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for personal protection and safety when working with or around hazardous materials and/or waste. This course can also serve as a comprehensive basic safety class for personnel involved in site investigations, non-hazardous site remediation activities and environmental audits. More information here





October 6 OR 7, 2015

In Situ Thermal Remediation, Soil Mixing & Chemical Oxidation Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
LSRP, PE, and LSP CECs
The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel – two locations
(Oct. 6) 3105 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
(Oct. 7) 1 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
This course is designed to provide professionals with an in-depth understanding of thermal conductive heating, electric resistance heating, and steam enhanced extraction. Additionally, the course will cover the primary in-situ chemical oxidation removal mechanisms, an in-depth understanding of each oxidant’s strengths and limitations, and will cover topics including: investigation parameters, reasonable treatment goals, COC phase and oxidant selection, treatability test selection, methods of delivery, and pilot through full-scale implementation. There will be multiple case histories and a discussion of lessons learned through years of reagent applications. Focus will be specific to remedial options applicable to sites of various geology and lithology.


October 7-9, 2015
Stormwater Management for Engineers
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Cook Student Center
59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Managing stormwater runoff is becoming more complex every day. In order to comply with New Jersey's highly comprehensive stormwater management rules (or the rules established in any other state), all types of professionals from engineers to project reviewers, developers and environmental planners need to acquire broader knowledge and new skills. This three-day course, led by Joseph Skupien (an expert with more than 25 years of NJ stormwater experience), is designed to address these needs by presenting the most pertinent and up-to-date information on the scientific and regulatory aspects of stormwater management. Although there is an emphasis on NJ's stormwater rules -- some of the most comprehensive in the nation -- attendees from any state will learn to better manage stormwater in their hometown. This stormwater management training will help you no matter where you live and work! More information here 


October 9, 2015
OSHA HAZWOPER Training 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively.  This one-day hands-on practical course is designed to meet the 8-hour annual refresher training requirements under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)]. The one-day course will also address emergency response plans, confined space entry and spill containment procedures and will include applicable hands-on exercises. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ep0402ca.html


October 10-11, 2015
Taste of the Catskills Festival

Maple Shade Farm in Delhi, New York.Check out the incredible musical lineup for this year's festival, see photos from last year, find driving directions, and more at www.TasteoftheCatskills.com.
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October 16,  2015

Contaminated Urban Sediment Management for the 21st Century  
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Montclair State University - CELS Building                 
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey
Whereas sediment assessment and subsequent remediation is fairly well understood within a sediment “toolbox” understanding the challenges as it relates to overall sediment management of a site/system will be presented in the context of complex regional urban environments.  This half-day course will examine and promote a higher level approach of what is currently practiced in the industry and integrate it with remediation/restoration to drive sustainable outcomes. For more information


October 19-20, 2015
Environmental Site Assessments **Updated Content**
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
This two-day course will help you navigate the legal and regulatory maze that surrounds industrial and commercial site assessments and property transactions. This class is particularly relevant to practicing LSRP's.  More information here 


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October 23, 2015

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Montclair State University - CELS Building                 
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey
If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal, this class is for you.  The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirement for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend this one-day course within one year of certification. For more information


October 23, 2015
Clean Water Fund’s 19th Annual Auction Fundraiser and Party
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fairmount Rowing Association
#2 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA
We’re getting excited for a night of fun with Clean Water members, friends and staff! Join us in celebrating what we’ve all accomplished over the past year and honor the leaders who helped us make it possible. When you purchase tickets to the Auction you are joining the fight to protect our water, our health and our future. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to win many exciting silent auction items including original artworks from Philadelphia’s local art scene, gift certificates to area restaurants and shops, theater tickets, museum tickets and much more! So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today! Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple which includes an open bar, featuring local brews and wine from Philadelphia Brewing Company, Yards Brewing Company and Penns Woods Winery. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served throughout the evening. You can RSVP online at cleanwater.org/phillyparty2015 or call our office at 215-545-0250, ext. 206.


October 23, 2015

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks  
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
CEC Credits Available!The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/re-certified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirements for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification. To register or for more information, please visit: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep/


October 29, 2015
NJDEP Case Study Training for LSRPs
8:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Trayes Hall - Douglass Student Center
100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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 timeframes established in ARRCS and the Tech Rules. Upon LSRP Board Approval, this course will satisfy the pre-requisite course requirement in order to take the LSRP Licensing Exam OR will qualify for Regulatory Continuing Education Credits. It will not count for both. More information here









October 30, 2015

Current Approaches to Innovative Treatments: New & Emerging Technologies
in Site Remediation 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
Montclair State University - CELS Building
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey
As more projects move from the study phase into the remediation phase, it is important for LSRPs to be familiar with a full range of remedial solutions. Innovative technologies are emerging at an ever quickening pace. This one-day course is designed to give the participant greater familiarity with new and emerging remedial technologies and approaches for site cleanups and the factors to be considered during selection.  For more information


November 6, 2015
Ecological Risk Assessment for Site Remediation
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Montclair State University - CELS Building
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey                               
This one-day course is designed provide an overview of how ecological risk assessments are performed when conducting remedial investigations in environmentally sensitive areas.  Additional information will be posted on the CEEP website. For more information




November 12, 2015

PlanSmart NJ 47th Annual Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

201 Village Boulevard

Princeton
New Jersey08540


November 12, 2015
PA Recycling Markets Development Summit on E-Scrap
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Harrisburg
East 3943 TecPort Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Through the collection, transportation, and processing of e-scrap, many workplace safety concerns need to be managed in order to develop market continuity. In this one-day summit, come learn about e-scrap processing safety, requirements, and best practices.
Questions? Email: mmorrison@parmc.org or call  717-948-6660


November 13, 2015
New Jersey Real Estate & Corporate Transactions: Dealing with Environmental 
and LSRP Program Concerns 
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Montclair State University - CELS Building
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey
What should you consider about the LSRP program in a real estate/corporate transactions?  What are buyer/seller considerations with regard to retention of the LSRP, use of engineering controls & institutional controls, insurance coverage, access, and ISRA v. Spill Act cases?  In this 2-hour morning CLE session you will learn about what due diligence to perform in your purchase and sale transactions and methods for dealing with environmental issues that may arise.  You will also learn practice tips for ISRA compliance, performing due diligence, and allocating responsibility for addressing environmental issues.  Whether you are involved in a merger, acquisition or real estate transaction, you will be able to identify certain environmental issues and learn how you might navigate through (or around) those issues to close your deal. For more information


November 20, 2015
LSRP Obligations, Requirements & Use of Professional Judgment 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Montclair State University - CELS Building     
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey                   
With the advent of the Site Remediation Form Act in 2009, the process of remediating sites in NJ has been reinvented.  Now, a team consisting of the remediating party and an LSRP can remediate a site with minimal involvement of the NJDEP.  This process imposes obligations on both parties and, in order to affect an efficient remediation, it is important that each of the two parties understand their respective obligations under the law.  This program is designed for both the responsible party and the licensed site remediation professional. This half-day course is designed to discuss the significant responsibilities associated with the SRRA law and will include those individuals who have not been routinely involved in LSRP matters, but now find themselves being able to benefit from this program.  For more information








December 3, 2014

New Jersey Highlands Council
4 p.m.
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, New Jersey.
(908) 879-6737


December 4, 2015
Hot Topics Seminar Series: Co-Sponsored by Commerce & Industry Association 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Montclair State University - University Hall
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey       
Learn the latest and greatest information about the ever changing environmental issues that affect your business and bottom dollar. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the current trends, technical advances and regulatory updates in this half-day interactive credit bearing seminar that is team taught by NJ's top environmental experts. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new information while receive continuing education credits.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to network with your colleagues and instructors at the buffet lunch provided at the conclusion of the seminar. Mark your calendar, this session’s topic and course information will be posted on the CEEP website. More information


December 11, 2015
Basics of Site Specific Risk Assessment in New Jersey8 a.m.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montclair State University - CELS Building                             
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey
This one-day program will look at opportunities for applying site specific risk assessment techniques under NJDEP’s regulatory framework for site remediation. The focus of this course will be on assessing human health impacts through the development and application of Alternative Remediation Standards through Site Specific Risk Assessment techniques allowed under the Site Remediation Program.  Basics on understanding Risk Assessment and Risk Management and New Jersey’s Remediation Standard Legislative Framework will be reviewed. The program will include focus on NJDEP Alternative Remediation Standards Processes for various exposure pathways.  In addition, applying the Conceptual Site Model to assess potential exposure pathways will be highlighted.  For more information


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