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Vapor Intrusion in New Jersey: The Technical Guidance Documenthttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/vapor-intrusion-in-new-jersey-the-technical-guidance-document-tickets-80319881929Montclair State University - Center for Environmental and Life Sciences Building30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
Vapor Intrusion in New Jersey:
The Technical Guidance Document
In this half-day program, instructors from NJDEP and Industry will present the State’s approach to Vapor Intrusion as outlined in the VIT Guidance document and will focus on the pertinent aspects of the current VIT Guidance Document including NJDEP’s perspective from interacting with LSRPs on VI matters, the petroleum VI approach using vertical screening distance, the latest in real-time VI data collection, salient VI issues, and VI mitigation systems.
Topics to be Discussed:
- Overview of the VI Technical Guidance Document
(NJDEP’s perspective/emphasis from interacting with LSRPs and the regulated community)
- The Petroleum Paradigm Shift
- Real-Time VI Data Collection
- What are the Issues?
- SSDS Design and Installation: Lessons Learned
Brian Blum, Langan Engineering
John Boyer, Geosyntec
Carey Compton, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Nadira Najib, Langan Engineering
Andrew Chun, Langan Engineering
Gunnar Barr, Obar Systems
Registration Fee Includes:
Continental Breakfast, course material, continuing education certificate & free parking.
Continuing Education Credits
- NJ Continuing Legal Education: Pending
- NJ LSRP CEC’s: 1.5 Regulatory & 2 Technical (NJ SRPLB# 2017-015)
- NJ Professional Engineers: 3.5 Continuing Professional Competency Credits
- This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists
- Overview of the VI Technical Guidance Document
Undercurrents in Site Remediation: Hydrogeology for LSRPs & Environmental Professionalshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/undercurrents-in-site-remediation-hydrogeology-for-lsrps-environmental-professionals-tickets-83085522033
This course will provide you with jargon-free explanations of the fundamental aspects of geology and hydrogeology relevant to site remediation decisions. The approach for all topics discussed is that decision makers must know the questions to ask and must be able to understand the responses. This assures that the technical persons making recommendations in support of the individual’s remedial decisions can defend those recommendations with hard data which will stand scrutiny and challenges!
Groundwater – a fugacious, transient phase, moving unobserved and un-seeable through a three-dimensional network of cryptic subterranean passages, entraining, transporting, precipitating and re-entraining a dissolved load of mineral and chemical species, ultimately emerging from the Earth’s crust as surface water. Never actually seeing their object of study, hydrogeologists rely on indirect measurements to internally visualize groundwater flow and then communicate their visualizations using second-hand representations or simulations. Engaged thus in the unseen, it is small wonder that even geologists disagree with each other in their conclusions about groundwater, contaminant transport and remedial strategies.
Faced with making decisions pertaining to the invisible world flowing beneath their feet, Site Remediation Professionals must synthesize hydrogeologists’ esoteric and indirect measurements into a reasoned, compliant, and ultimately defensible site remediation strategy. A seemingly hopeless endeavor, that objective is nonetheless achievable because, despite the uncertainties and competing hypotheses, hydrogeology is an objective science and LSRPs and Site Remediation Professionals are in the unique position to require geologists to support their conclusions/solutions with hard data, empowered to question every interpretation and conclusion along the way.
New Course!!! The Quantitative Conceptual Site Model Approach: Maximizing the Utility of Your CSMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-quantitative-conceptual-site-model-approach-maximizing-the-utility-of-your-csm-tickets-65029875107
This half-day workshop is designed to take environmental professionals beyond the traditional qualitative Conceptual Site Model (CSM) by adding an overlay of quantitative information that sharpens decisions and provides documented support that can be important to an LSRP’s, or other environmental professional’s, practice.
The Quantitative Conceptual Model (QCSM) approach, which involves the merging of quantitative analysis results with the framework of a sound site conceptual model, provides a “functional” version of the CSM that can be used to guide investigations, assist in remedial design, and/or evaluate the effectiveness of a remedy, providing a well-documented, scientifically-based tool for sound decision making.
Instructors will present a detailed discussion of the QCSM approach, and will identify a series of quantitative analysis tools and techniques that can be applied in any project, ranging from simple calculations, to more complex analyses, including spatial data analysis methods, 3-D Data visualization techniques, and groundwater flow and contaminant transport analyses that can range from “back of the envelope” calculations to more complex computer models. Additionally, a series of practical applications and case studies will be presented, and attendees will receive copies of select spreadsheet calculators and modeling software (along with simple examples to work through independently) that can be utilized to add a quantitative component to their CSMs.
Investigating and Remediating Chlorinated Solvent Contaminated Siteshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/investigating-and-remediating-chlorinated-solvent-contaminated-sites-tickets-90788826825Montclair State University - Center for Environmental and Life Sciences Building30 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
One of the most difficult sites that environmental professionals must deal with are sites which are contaminated with chlorinated solvents. Chlorinated solvents were compounds that worked extremely well in many industrial and commercial operations. Two of the prime uses of chlorinated solvents were Tetrachloroethene (PCE) used most commonly as a dry-cleaning solvent and Trichloroethene (TCE), used in a plethora of commercial operations ranging from industrial vapor degreasers to spray cleaner in local gasoline stations, to waterproofing shoe sprays.
Remediation may also be complex and may involve several phases rather than the selection of a sole methodology. Successful remediation will depend on effective delineation of the source or sources, the physio-chemical composition of the soil or water and the biological effectiveness of degradation, if any.
This course is designed to familiarize attendees with the various problems caused by chlorinated solvents: the difficulties encountered in attempting to delineate contaminated soil and water; and the process by which one may select a method or methods to successfully remediate chlorinated solvent contaminated sites.
Ethics Credits for Licensed Site Remediation Professionalshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-22-2020-two-half-day-courses-ethics-credits-for-lsrps-800am-1130am-what-every-lsrp-needs-to-tickets-83717560477
ETHICS FOR LSRPs AS REQUIRED FOR LICENSE RENEWAL
As required by the NJ Site Remediation Licensing Board and promulgated in their rules (NJAC 7:26I), an LSRP must complete at least 3 Ethics CECs during each 3 year license renewal period. This half-day program is specifically designed to satisfy the requirements of the Board Rules (NJAC 7:26I-4.4b.1) and will educate an LSRP on the differences between ethical and unethical behavior as they apply to obligations within SRRA. The course will be instructed by notable LSRPs and environmental attorneys well versed in the workings and requirements of the Site Remediation Program in NJ.
What Every LSRP Needs to Know About the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board Ruleshttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-22-2020-two-half-day-courses-ethics-credits-for-lsrps-800am-1130am-what-every-lsrp-needs-to-tickets-83717560477
LSRPs and legal experts will present an overview of the LSRP rules (N.J.A.C. 7:26I Regulations) that were adopted and became effective Jan. 4, 2016. http://www.nj.gov/lsrpboard/board/rules This half-day course is designed to update LSRPs on the new rules and help advance their ability to apply the rule changes in the performance, supervision or coordination of site remediation in NJ. A factual compliant case study will be presented. Review of Decisions posted on the board’s website will be explored. Key findings that resulted in the penalty will be identified. LSRPs will be guided through the process to see how and what the Board does to come to a decision.