Environmental Statistics for LSRPs
The use of statistical analysis to evaluate environmental data may be necessary to comply with regulations or for application of technical guidance. The use of statistics may also hold the key to unlocking important information that is otherwise hidden in a set of data. However, identifying appropriate statistical tests and knowing how to apply them can be perplexing, and reviewing statistical data analysis completed by others can be just as challenging.
As many Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) and non-LSRPs supporting site remediation projects may not be proficient in the use of statistics in evaluating data, a rudimentary discussion regarding the value and application of statistical analysis for interpretation of data associated with site remediation will be presented. The goal of this course is to familiarize LSRPs and environmental professionals who are not comfortable using statistics, and to enhance statistical methods and interpretation skills for those who may already be using statistics.
Who Should Attend?
- LSRPs and LSRPs-in-Training
- Environmental Professionals
- Project Managers
- Technical Coordinators
- Risk Assessment Professionals
This program will present statistical concepts and assumptions, review common statistical tests required in regulations and guidance, and address various scenarios that may benefit from and/or require statistical analysis of data. The program will address typical challenges working with environmental data (e.g., non-detects, non-normal distributions, outliers) and include review of statistical analysis case studies used for remedial investigation and remedial action under NJDEP SRP regulations and guidance documents. A hands-on workshop session will allow attendees to work with data using programs such as USEPA ProUCL (individuals or groups). Use of personal computers with Microsoft Excel and Wi-Fi capability for downloading USEPA freeware is encouraged for participation in portions of this course. Techniques for working with large data sets and reviewing statistical evaluation provided by others will also be covered.
Robert J. Lippencott, Ph.D.,LSRP, CHMM, Senior PrincipalConsultant for TRC Environmental Corporation (TRC) and Technical Director for TRC’s New Providence,NJ Office.
Registration Fee Includes:
Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, course material, continuing education certificate & free parking.
Continuing Education Credits
- NJ LSRP CEC’s: 6 Technical Credits
- NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency Credits
- This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists