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Ecological Risk Assessment for Site Remediation
Register for this Course at the “Special Discount” Fee if You Are Also Registering for Technical & Regulatory Aspects of Remediating Environmentally Sensitive Areas on 12/7/18
New Location: Science Hall (SCIE 102) -“Sokol Conference Room”
This one-day course will provide a concise overview of ecological risk assessment (ERA) as it applies to site remediation. Students will be walked through the tiered ERA process, including the screening level Ecological Evaluation (EE) and baseline ERA as outlined in the NJDEP and USEPA guidance. The application of principles, such as bioavailability, weight-of-evidence, and comparing risks to background will be illustrated with real-world examples and case studies. Topics shall include: problem formulation, developing the conceptual site model, determining data needs, assessing groundwater-to-surface water discharges, the sediment quality triad, measuring effects on wildlife, and developing risk-based remediation goals.
Technical & Regulatory Aspects of Remediating Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Register for this Course at the “Special Discount” Fee if You are Also Registering for
Ecological Risk Assessment for Site Remediation on 12/6/18.
This program will show you how to clean up an environmentally sensitive area in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Given a range in environmental settings (from ditches to urbanized estuaries), students will be taught how to select the proper remedial method (e.g., capping, dredging, bank stabilization) based on the source of the contaminant, practicability, cost, intrusiveness, and long-term effectiveness. Technical aspects will include remedial design, specification of materials and equipment, and coordinating with contractors. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the responsible party selected the appropriate remedy, coordinated with regulatory agencies (e.g., NJDEP, USEPA, USFWS), and monitored long-term effectiveness
LSRP Obligations, Requirements & Use of Professional Judgment
The Site Remediation Reform Act law allows for LSRP to issue variances from the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation and also allows the LSRP to employ alternatives to those detailed in Department Technical Guidance. This approach allows greater flexibility in determining how sites are investigated and remediated. However, when utilizing their professional judgment, it is incumbent on the LSRP to explain the validity of using variances or alternatives.