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  • 13

    Undercurrents in Site Remediation: Hydrogeology for LSRPs & Environmental Professionals

    8:00 am-3:30 pm
    Undercurrents in Site Remediation:
    Hydrogeology for LSRP’s & Environmental Professionals


    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.

    Course Description

    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!

  • 20

    Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Techniques

    8:00 am-4:00 pm

    Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Techniques
    September 20, 2019 | 8:00AM-4:00PM
    Center for Environmental & Life Sciences (CELS) Building
    Montclair State University

    With the expanding regulatory push to decrease stormwater volume and improve stormwater quality, increasing attention is being given to the use of green infrastructure stormwater management techniques.  While growing popular, these techniques are often misapplied, improperly designed or inadequately maintained.  This innovative one-day class will explore those techniques being implemented on an increasingly frequent basis throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  The focus of this program deals with the proper selection, design, implementation and maintenance of green infrastructure techniques commonly used in urban and suburban settings. Multiple site examples will be provided.

    Additionally, with the interest of DEP in sustainable remediation, the impacts of capping contaminated sites may be mitigated by the innovative approaches discussed in this course. Therefore, LSRPs are encouraged to attend this program as they should be aware of the alternatives to “hard caps” in reducing stormwater runoff.

  • 17

    Emerging Contaminants: Trends in Science, Regulations and Business Implications, Presented by The College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair State University

    8:00 am-4:15 pm
    EcoComplex-Bordentown, NJ
    1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505

    Emerging Contaminants:
    Trends in Science, Regulations and Business Implications
    Location:  Bordentown, NJ

    Presented by Montclair State University, College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM), this one-day program will provide a comprehensive look at the latest developments regarding Emerging Contaminants. The program will also focus on these latest regulatory developments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and at the federal level. Recent actions on both a state federal level are prompting data collection ahead of the development of necessary standards and regulations. What does this mean for remediating parties, water purveyors, business owners and what is the impact on environmental due diligence?   Attend this program to keep abreast of the latest developments in both the science and regulations.

    Faculty Coordinator:
    Mr. Nicholas De Rose, P.G., L.S.R.P., Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

    This program is provided in collaboration with Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC. (CPES)

    Continuing Education Credits:

    NJ Professional Engineers – 6.5 CPCs
    NJ LSRP – 
    6.5 Regulatory CECs (NJ SRPLB Course# 2014-029)
    NJ Continuing Legal Education- 
    7.8 CLEs
    ATTENTION HEALTH OFFICERS AND REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS: Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 6.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 25

    Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks: NJDEP Approved Training

    8:00 am-4:00 pm

    Montclair State University Presents

    Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks:
    NJDEP Approved Training


    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.

    Who Should Attend:
    Individuals that need a working knowledge of the rules and regulations governing USTs, this includes tank owners and operators, UST/UHOT certified individuals, Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs), consultants, engineers, contractors, health officers, geologists, soil scientists and attorneys.


    • Philip Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP; Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC
    • Michael Cowan, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Invited
    • Chris Dwyer, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Invited
    • Jessica Gellatly, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Invited
    • Kevin Marlowe, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Invited
    • David Puchalski, PE, LSRP; NewFields
    • Andrew Robins, Esq; Sills, Cummis & Gross, PC
    Registration Fee Includes:
    Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, course materials, continuing education certificate & free parking.
    This program is provided in collaboration with Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC (CPES).

    Continuing Education Credits:

    • NJ Continuing Legal Education: 7.8 CLEs
    • NJ LSRP CEC’s: 6.5 Regulatory CECs (NJ SRPLB Course# 2014-054)
    • NJ Professional Engineers: 6.5 Continuing Professional Competency Credits
    • This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists
    • NJ Licensed Water/Wastewater Operators: Eligible for 6 TCHs


  • 01

    New Course!!! Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): LSRP Update for Contaminants of Emerging Concern

    8:00 am-12:30 pm

    Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS):
    LSRP Update for Contaminants of Emerging Concern
    November 1, 2019 | 8:00am-12:30pm

    Course Description:
    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.

    An increasing number of studies performed globally indicate that PFAS are ubiquitous. Their persistence and ability to transport are of growing concern, as resistance to natural attenuation processes in groundwater results in long-distance migration in plumes, potentially affecting drinking water supplies. Health effects and toxicity are only beginning to be understood. The demand for PFAS testing and analysis has increased, and because of their ubiquitous nature, PFAS present both a sampling challenge and an important consideration in source attribution by regulators. Information about PFAS is being generated from various governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations and continues to evolve at a fast pace. Regulatory policy and guidance is also in flux and is in some ways incomplete, resulting in decision uncertainty and implementation challenges for practitioners and site owners.

    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.

    Course Instructors:
    Elizabeth Denly, ASQ CMQ/OE, has been with TRC since 2000 and is currently the Quality Assurance and Chemistry Systems Director.

    Robert Lippencott, Ph.D., LSRP, CHMM, is a Senior Principal Consultant for TRC Environmental Corporation (TRC) and the Technical Director for TRC’s New Providence, NJ office.

    Dr. Nidal Rabah is the Director of Technical Development Unit (TDU) and Center of Research & Expertise (CORE) in TRC’s Environmental Sector.

  • 01

    New Course!!! Remedial Action Permit Applications and Response Action Outcomes: Preparations 10 Years Since the Enactment of SRRA

    1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Remedial Action Permit Applications
    and Response Action Outcomes:
    Preparations 10 Years Since the Enactment of SRRA
    November 1, 2019 | 1:00pm-5:00pm 

    Course Description:
    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. 

    Who Should Attend:
    The course is designed for LSRPs, environmental professionals, engineers, attorneys, financial institutions and local regulators, such as mayors, health inspectors and building officials. The goal of the course is to provide insight in handling policies and procedures as it relates to the issuance of Remedial Action Permits and Response Action Outcomes.

    Phil Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP- founder of Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC (BES) a full-service environmental consulting and contracting firm with offices in Jackson, NJ. Phil is a Board Member/LSRP of the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board.

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Esq., is a member with the firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A, and practices in the Environmental Law Group. Jeffrey assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery.

  • 05

    Environmental Forensics: "What is it? Where did it come from? And, is it mine?"

    8:00 am-3:30 pm

    Environmental Forensics
    “What is it? Where did it come from? And, is it mine?”

    Course Description

    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.

    Featured Topics

    • 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
    • Perfluoroalkyl compound profiles – ratios, isomers, and more
    • Bivariate plots, probability plots, principal components analysis
  • 08

    New Course!!! The Quantitative Conceptual Model Approach: Maximizing the Utility of Your CSM

    8:00 am-12:00 pm

    The Quantitative Conceptual Model Approach:
    Maximizing the Utility of Your CSM
    November 8, 2019 | 8:00am-12:00pm


    Course Description:
    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.

    The workshop will provide an overview of state and federal CSM guidance (including documents developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Interstate Technology and Regulatory Counsel (ITRC), and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)), and a discussion of how the conceptual models developed in accordance with these documents benefit from the incorporation of quantitative analyses at all stages of a project. Instructors will present a detailed discussion of the QCSM approach, and will describe 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. Special attention will be given to an overview of various data collection tools and techniques, emphasizing the importance of adequate data resolution and data quality during field investigations to facilitate QCSM development. Finally, a series of QCSM case studies, including examples from the LSRP/Project Manager’s perspective, and from the data analysis team’s perspective, will also be presented.

    Who Should Attend:
    This course will appeal to LSRPs, environmental professionals, regulators, and others responsible for implementing and overseeing environmental investigation and remediation activities. Attendees will gain a better understanding of sound data collection methods and analysis tools and techniques that, when incorporated into the site CSM, provide a scientifically-supported, transparent QCSM tool that that can be utilized at all stages of a project to more effectively communicate with interested stakeholders, and make more informed decisions.  

    Course Instructors:
    Charles F. McLane III
    Dr. Charles McLane is a Principal with McLane Environmental LLC in Princeton NJ where he specializes in quantitative hydrogeology, groundwater modeling, and chemical fate and transport in subsurface hydrologic systems for projects that include water resource evaluation and water supply permitting; wastewater management and disposal; conceptual site model development; and design and evaluation of groundwater remediation and hydraulic control systems. He has led short courses and training workshops for USEPA, National Ground Water Association, and other professional organizations. Dr. McLane holds a B.A. in Geology from Susquehanna University; an M.S. in Geology from the Earth Resources Department of Colorado State University, with a focus on watershed hydrologic processes; and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, with a focus on hydrogeology and computer simulation techniques.

    Mark Kauffman
    Mr. Kauffman is a Manager at McLane Environmental with special expertise in hydrogeologic site investigations, analysis and interpretation of complex geospatial data, environmental forensic techniques, and ground water modeling. Mr. Kauffman has applied these techniques to interpret complex site data, and provide consulting support for projects including site engineering, regulatory compliance, and litigation support. Mr. Kauffman has managed and consulted on a number of projects, including visualization and analysis of site data to help guide remedial actions at DoD facilities; review of engineering plans for a proposed quarry site; water supply well field siting and permitting projects; ground water modeling projects to evaluate the fate and transport of contaminants; and matters involving insurance litigation, CERCLA cost allocation and Natural Resource Damages. Mr. Kauffman received his B.S. degree in Environmental Studies from Temple University, and has completed graduate work and has participated in continuing professional education on a variety of topics, including groundwater modeling, environmental forensics, and environmental regulations.

    Phil Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP
    Mr. Brilliant is founder of Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC (BES) a full-service environmental consulting and contracting firm with offices in Jackson, NJ. Phil is a Board Member/LSRP of the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board.

  • 08

    What Every LSRP Needs to Know About the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board Rules

    1:00 pm-4:15 pm

    What Every LSRP Needs to Know About the
    NJ SRPLB Rules
    November 8, 2019 | 1:00pm-4:15pm

    If you are an LSRP and you have not yet read, reviewed and gained an understanding of the Site Remediation Licensing Board Rules, you don’t know what violation you may be committing.  Learn them in one afternoon!  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.


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