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Understanding NJ's SRRA: A Guide for Local & County Health Agencieshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/october-4-2019-two-half-day-courses-understanding-new-jerseys-site-remediation-reform-act-srra-a-tickets-55286790278
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
New Course!! Identifying and Solving Environmental Problems for Municipalitieshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/october-4-2019-two-half-day-courses-understanding-new-jerseys-site-remediation-reform-act-srra-a-tickets-55286790278
This half-day course is designed to provide the municipal, legal and technical attendees with an understanding of environmental law and how it applies to municipalities. It will first cover the most cited, and most often misunderstood, state and federal environmental laws: the New Jersey Spill Compensation & Control Act and CERCLA. Each segment of this section of the course will address the joint and several, and strict, liability provided for under each law; immunities that may be available to municipalities to such liabilities; causes of action for contribution against responsible parties; and damages – what they may comprise and how to prove them, and when and by whom they must be incurred before a contribution action can be sustained against other parties that may be responsible for the contamination.
Emerging Contaminants: Trends in Science, Regulations and Business Implications, Presented by The College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State Universityhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerging-contaminants-trends-in-science-regulations-and-business-implications-tickets-68200237747EcoComplex-Bordentown, NJ1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Presented by Montclair State University College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM), this UPDATED AND REVISED one-day program will provide a comprehensive look at the latest practical developments regarding Emerging Contaminants. The keynote presentation, “EMERGING CONTAMINANTS – WHERE ARE WE HEADED?” By John A. Simon, Editor-in-Chief, Remediation Journal will provide the latest insights based on a comprehensive review of what is happening across the country in various states and at a national level.
In addition, we will hear directly from representatives of NJDEP, PADEP and US EPA on up to date regulatory developments. Practical implications to ongoing remediation cases and business transactions will also be presented by leading technical, legal and business professionals. This will include latest developments in the NJDEP Site Remediation Program and by the Pennsylvania PFAS Action Team.
We will also hear from the financial community as to how the issues associated with Emerging Contaminants are impacting business transactions.
This program is provided in collaboration with Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC. (CPES)
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks: NJDEP Approved Traininghttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/regulatory-training-in-underground-storage-tanks-njdep-approved-training-tickets-63385997224
Presented by Montclair State University
If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal, this class is for you! Stay current with New Jersey’s UST regulatory requirements and help your company and clients avoid costly penalties and fines.
The New Jersey Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations (NJAC 7:14B Subchapter 13 & 16) require that all personnel who install, close, test, and design corrosion protection systems for regulated USTs be certified as well as those subsurface evaluators (SSE) who perform services on unregulated USTs (UHOT). All owners/operators of regulated USTs who are persons responsible for remediation must retain the services of a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) as of May 7, 2012.
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 the course within one year of certification.This program is provided in collaboration with Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC (CPES).
New Course!!! Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): LSRP Update for Contaminants of Emerging Concernhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-1-2019-two-half-day-courses-per-and-poly-fluoroalkyl-substances-800am-1230pmremedial-tickets-68538174525
PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) are a diverse group of man-made chemicals that are resistant to heat, water, and oil. Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are the most commonly detected PFAS in humans, biota, and other environmental media, and are also the most commonly regulated PFAS. The NJDEP has also recently adopted a drinking water MCL and a Ground Water Quality Standard for Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA), which was recently added to New Jersey’s Hazardous Substance List.
This program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding and the most up-to-date information associated with PFAS, including: history and sources of PFAS; regulatory status and future industrial/legal implications with a focus on New Jersey; the unique chemistry of PFAS, including precursors; exposure, health effects, and toxicity; sampling and analytical challenges and options; fate and transport; remediation challenges; data evaluation; and forensics. The presenters were selected based on their intimate knowledge of the issues and their ability to answer practical questions. Attendees are encouraged to raise topics for discussion about the technical and regulatory challenges associated with PFAS investigations.
New Course!!! Remedial Action Permit Applications and Response Action Outcomes: Preparations 10 Years Since the Enactment of SRRAhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-1-2019-two-half-day-courses-per-and-poly-fluoroalkyl-substances-800am-1230pmremedial-tickets-68538174525
Following the enactment of the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) created a Remedial Action Permit (RAP) application, forms and process. The program covers Soil and Groundwater Permits used by the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in the Site Remediation Program, to assure protection of the onsite remedy and prior to the issuance of the Response Action Outcome (RAO).
This course will address those soil and groundwater permits issued by NJDEP, the issues raised during the permitting process by NJDEP, LSRP and clients, as well as obligations of all parties. Presenters will work through the permitting process, utilizing case studies and real-life scenarios, while discussing common errors and corrections. A discussion of remediation funding sources and financial assurance will also be included.
An additional presentation and discussion of the Response Action Outcome (RAO) document will occur, from the proper preparation based upon the issuance of Unrestrictive or Restrictive and Area of Concern or Entire Site. In addition a review of the inserts and notices will be discussed, and the proper use when it comes to on-site versus off-site remediation requirements. A legal aspect of an LSRPs obligation and responsibilities will be discussed, including how an LSRP amends an RAO and the interaction between NJDEP, client and counsel following the issuance of an RAO.