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Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks: NJDEP Approved Traininghttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/regulatory-training-in-underground-storage-tanks-njdep-approved-training-tickets-73985194709
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).
LSRP Obligations, Requirements & Use of Professional Judgmenthttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/lsrp-obligations-requirements-use-of-professional-judgment-tickets-83717911527
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.
Vapor Intrusion in New Jersey: The Technical Guidance Documenthttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/vapor-intrusion-in-new-jersey-the-technical-guidance-document-tickets-80319881929
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 CSM is an integral part of environmental site investigation and remediation activities, providing site investigators, regulators, and other interested stakeholders with a tool to better understand site conditions, identify data needs, and make decisions regarding site cleanup planning and implementation. Although the development and use of CSMs has been described in numerous technical and regulatory guidance documents, the CSMs described in these documents are typically qualitative in nature, consisting of narrative and/or pictorial descriptions of contamination sources and subsurface conditions at a contaminated site. 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.
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.