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 half-day interactive computer workshop is team taught by NJDEP's Site Remediation Waste Management Program (SRWMP) GIS staff and includes a lecture portion that will address SRWMP GIS data submittal requirements, common problems encountered with these submittals and the various GIS layers created and maintained by SRWMP. Information and hands-on learning will enable licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs) and other environmental professionals to provide required submissions to the department consistent with NJDEP's rules and guidance. The interactive portion explores the popular NJ-GeoWeb mapping application as it relates to site remediation activities. Learn how to locate areas of interest, view and interact with NJDEP's GIS data, and query related environmental information. In addition, attendees will work with ArcExplorer, a free GIS mapping software from ESRI to demonstrate how to create basic GIS data deliverables for submittal to SRWMP.
The course explores how the LSRP’s code of conduct and professional obligations work within the context of the deal and how to work around environmental issues that commonly arise in New Jersey. From engaging the LSRP or the environmental professional to the nuances of the Industrial Site Recovery Act and the Site Remediation Reform Act, this course will help prepare you to identify and address environmental issues that might otherwise delay or kill your deal. You will also learn practice tips for ISRA compliance, performing due diligence, and allocating responsibility for addressing environmental issues.
Whether you’re involved in a merger, acquisition or real estate transaction, you will be able to identify certain environmental issues and learn how you might navigate through (or around) those issues to close your deal.
Who Should Attend?
LSRPs, Environmental Professionals, Real Estate Attorneys, Corporate Attorneys, In-House Counsel, Environmental Attorneys, and anyone wanting to learn more about how environmental issues might affect your real estate and corporate transactions in New Jersey.
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.
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.
This one-day course will examine the legal and regulatory requirements, the opportunities to use professional judgment, and examine cases where professional judgment was employed. A panel of LSRPs, attorneys, and NJDEP representatives will give their views on the appropriate use of professional judgment.
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Technical & Regulatory Aspects of Remediating Environmentally Sensitive Areas on 12/8/17
This one-day course will provide a concise overview of ecological risk assessment (ERA) as it applies to site remediation. Students will be walked through the tiered ERA process, including the screening level Ecological Evaluation (EE) and baseline ERA as outlined in the NJDEP and USEPA guidance. The application of principles, such as bioavailability, weight-of-evidence, and comparing risks to background will be illustrated with real-world examples and case studies. Topics shall include: problem formulation, developing the conceptual site model, determining data needs, assessing groundwater-to-surface water discharges, the sediment quality triad, measuring effects on wildlife, and developing risk-based remediation goals.
Case studies shall be used to illustrate how hotspot remediation can be combined with habitat conservation and restoration to minimize environmental impacts. Students will leave the course with an understanding of the difference between an EE and an ERA, an idea of the data required to reach management decisions, and how professional judgment can be applied when evaluating ecological risks.
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Ecological Risk Assessment for Site Remediation on 12/7/17
This program will show you how to clean up an environmentally sensitive area in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Given a range in environmental settings (from ditches to urbanized estuaries), students will be taught how to select the proper remedial method (e.g., capping, dredging, bank stabilization) based on the source of the contaminant, practicability, cost, intrusiveness, and long-term effectiveness. Technical aspects will include remedial design, specification of materials and equipment, and coordinating with contractors. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the responsible party selected the appropriate remedy, coordinated with regulatory agencies (e.g., NJDEP, USEPA, USFWS), and monitored long-term effectiveness.