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Enviro-Events Calendar for October 2, 2015




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



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October 3, 2015

Free Woodland Restoration Stewardshop
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
258 Long Hill Road, Hillsborough, NJ
Ever wondered what to do about a small woodlot that seems to grow nothing but invasive species? Join us for the first ever Stewardshop and be part of the team to figure it out! Stewardshops are a novel learning experience designed to involve participants in stewardship and ecological restoration at a practical level. Participants work collaboratively to solve a reallife ecological challenge, guided by an experienced practitioner. Stewardshops are hosted by Sourlands community members who are interested in being caretakers of their property and in implementing stewardship practices as part of the Stewardshop process. Offered as part of the Sourland Conservancy’s Sourland Stewards program, with grant support from the Watershed Institute, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and New Jersey Conservation Foundation.RSVP by: Wednesday September 30 by sending an email to director@sourland.org

October 5, 2015
AEG NY-P Meeting Announcement
“Dissolved Oxygen Alteration to Assess Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Migration in Fractured ”
Dr. Gary A. Robbins, Professor of Geology, University of Connecticut
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Our social hour and dinner meeting
La Quinta Inn, Somerset, 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873. 
$30 for AEG members, $35 for non-members, and $5 for students with RSVP. Cash or check (payable to AEG) only, payment at the door.
Please RSVP by Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm to Amanda Forsburg at aeg.nyp@gmail.com.    A timely RSVP is appreciated. 
In many areas throughout the world, groundwater in fractured rock is a critical resource.  As such, understanding groundwater conditions in fractured rock is important in evaluating groundwater resource supply, developing a sustainable approach for water usage, determining contaminant sources, and developing remediation strategies when the groundwater is contaminated.  Given the complex nature of fractured rock, it is often difficult to quantify groundwater flow conditions.  Although there are current techniques for deciphering groundwater flow in fractured rock, they are often difficult to deploy owing to costs and logistics.  We have been developing a low cost and relatively simple alternative approach to characterizing fracture flow that entails bubbling air into wells and monitoring how dissolved oxygen (DO) profiles change with time.  Our research has demonstrated that changes in DO patterns with time can be used to identify water contributing fractures, to determine how water flows in wellbores, and to determine discharge rates. Current work entails testing the method to determine flow paths between wells, to determine how best to use the method in high velocity karstic fractured rock and how to use the method for determining how to sample fractures for contamination without packers.  The current status of testing will be reported.
1 PDH will be awarded  LSRP credits pending 



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


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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 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 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 14, 201

AWEA State Wind Energy Forum - Pennsylvania
Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA

This event is a full day gathering of energy experts and stakeholders from businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations. Panel discussions will cover:
  • U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Vision: 20% Wind by 2030
  • Balancing energy resources: wind power and natural gas
  • Expanding the transmission grid
  • Carbon emission reductions from power plants: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan
  • Case studies in local wind energy project development
The program begins with a keynote address by John Hanger, Secretary of Policy and Planning for the state of Pennsylvania, and continues into a full day of discussions on national and regional electricity markets, state and federal policy, and the future of wind power in Pennsylvania. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions of the experts throughout the day, and network with them at the breakfast, lunch and evening reception. I hope to meet you in person in at the forum! Register today



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 28, 2015

Conserve Wildlife Foundation - 10th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards Reception 
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

 Previous honoree Linda Tesauro 
Duke Farms
Hillsborough, NJ
Join us for this year's very special event with keynote speaker Governor Christine Todd Whitman. We will be honoring outstanding women for their contributions to wildlife conservation at a wonderful cocktail party and silent auction.  

THE 2015 HONOREES ARE:
  • Inspiration: MacKenzie Hall
  • Leadership: Pat Hamilton
  • Education: Tanya Oznowich
The event will also celebrate CWF’s past decade of honoring women for their success in protecting, managing, restoring, and raising awareness for the State’s endangered and nongame wildlife species. These honorees helped to make New Jersey a leader in bringing key species back from the brink of extinction – species such as the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and osprey.
More information and reservations here


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


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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 5, 2015
SWEP of Greater Philadelphia’s Touchstone Award Ceremony  
6:30 – 9:30 PM
The Radnor Hotel

591 E. Lancaster Avenue
Wayne PA 19087 http://radnorhotel.com 
The Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia’s Annual Touchstone Award Reception, A Night Honoring Beth Davison Hyde, Director Business Development at Roux Associates, Inc. With Keynote Speaker Kate Harper, PA State Representative. Online registration and payment are available HERE!  Email questions to aprice@envstd.com or sterittenh@pa.gov.
Thank you to the companies who have already committed to sponsor this year’s signature event! If you haven’t sponsored yet but would like to please click hereEach year since 1997, SWEP Greater Philadelphia has presented the Touchstone Award to women who set a standard for quality and excellence in the environmental field. The Touchstone Awards are an integral part of SWEP Greater Philadelphia’s mission to support and promote the leadership and achievement of women professionals in the environmental field.


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 12, 2015
Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems:
A Hands-On Computer Workshop
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montclair State University - CELS Building
30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey                               
This one-day, hands-on computer workshop will appeal to LSRPs, engineers, and environmental professionals of all experience levels by providing an easy-to-use calculation tool for the planning and evaluation of a wide range of groundwater remedies, including extraction wells, collector trenches, slurry or sheet pile walls, permeable reactive barriers, and funnel and gate systems. For more information


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 Jersey 8 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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