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NEW!! Environmental Forensics: "What is it? Where did it come from? Is it mine?"https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-environmental-forensics-what-is-it-where-did-it-come-from-and-is-it-mine-tickets-50691566841Montclair State University, Student Center - 4th Floor Conference Room30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
NEW COURSE!! ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS: “WHAT IS IT? WHERE DID IT COME FROM? IS IT MINE?”
This new course was designed for LSRPs and other environmental professionals who are seeking an introduction to environmental forensics methods with an emphasis on real world applications. The course is structured around environmental media, including groundwater, storm water, sediment, and soil. Course instructors will provide an overview of both introductory methods and options for more complex statistical analyses. Case studies will illustrate best practices for exploring data and developing lines of evidence that support arguments for source apportionment, cost allocation, and site-specific background screening levels in both regulatory and litigation contexts.
Attendees will learn how to tailor sampling designs to provide information that is amenable to environmental forensics, and will develop a greater understanding of the types of data evaluation methods that are commonly used, along with their strengths and limitations. Working knowledge of environmental chemistry and introductory statistics is desirable but not a pre-requisite.
- Source profiling of metals and petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater
- Chlorinated/brominated/fluorinated compounds and isotopes
- Accounting for temporal variation
- Mixing and unmixing analysis and tools
- Chemical fingerprinting PAHs in sediment
- Redox state and bacterial activity
- Multicriteria decision analysis
- Dioxin congeners in soil
- Bivariate plots, probability plots, principal components analysis
Remediation of Emerging Contaminants: Trends in Science and Regulationshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/remediation-of-emerging-contaminants-trends-in-science-and-regulations-tickets-47124659124
Remediation Of Emerging Contaminants:
Trends In Science And Regulations
This one-day program, presented in cooperation with the LSRPA, will provide a comprehensive look at the latest developments regarding Emerging Contaminants including their characterization and current developments in remediation. The program will also focus on the latest regulatory developments in New Jersey and U.S. EPA Region 2. Attend this program to keep abreast of the latest developments on this timely topic.
Understanding New Jersey's Site Remediation Reform Act: A Guide for Local & County Health Agencies - NEW COURSE!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-new-jerseys-site-remediation-reform-act-a-guide-for-local-county-health-agencies-new-tickets-52121979243EcoComplex-Bordentown, NJ1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Understanding New Jersey’s
Site Remediation Reform Act:
A Guide for Local & County Health Agencies
This course is specifically designed for those who have a need to understand the Site Remediation Reform Act, including the mandates, the structure, and the interrelations among various state, county and local political, administrative and enforcement entities. The program will identify and discuss pertinent administrative and environmental laws and regulations that involve local/county health agencies.
Topics to be discussed Include an Examination of:
- Site Remediation and Reform Act
- Public Health Practice Standards
- NJSA Health and Vital Statistics
- Local Health Services Act
- County Environmental Health Act
- Environmental Health Standards
- Model Ordinances/codes
- Local Ordinances
The program will conclude with a Case Study on the Role of Local Health Department Suit for Non-Performance
Target Audiences Include:
- Health Officers
- Environmental Health Specialist
- Board of Health Members
- Environmental Advisory Committees
- Municipal/County Administrators
- Municipal Attorneys
- Elected Officials
Ecological Risk Assessment for Site Remediationhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecological-risk-assessment-for-site-remediation-tickets-47124589917Montclair State University, Science Hall (SCIE 102)30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
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 Areashttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/technical-regulatory-aspects-of-remediating-environmentally-sensitive-areas-tickets-47124600950
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 Judgmenthttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsrp-obligations-requirements-use-of-professional-judgment-tickets-47124438464
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.