Upcoming LSRP CEC Courses and Conferences

Thursday & Friday
October 9 & 10 8:00am - 4:00pm
Topic: Passaic River Symposium
University Hall 7th Floor
Organized by Montclair State's Passaic River Institute, this biennial symposium is a two-day event that brings together educators, scientists, government officials, community leaders and industry representatives to discuss all aspects of the environmental management challenges associated with the Passaic River Basin. This year's keynote speakers include Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr., Colonel Paul E. Owen, District Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers, NY, and Mr. Bob Martin, Commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and Mr. George Pavlou, Deputy Regional Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency-Region 2. This year's conference will focus on sediment remediation, environmental monitoring results, flooding, ecosystem restoration, and environmental advocacy and public outreach efforts. Projects in the upper River and tributary watersheds will also play a prominent role in this conference.
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Friday
October 31 8:00am - 4:00pm
Topic: Approaches to Innovative Treatment - New and Emerging Technologies for LSRPs
University Hall 1020
As more projects move from the study phase into the remediation phase, it is important for the LSRP to be familiar with a full range of remedial solutions. Innovative technologies are emerging at an ever-quickening pace. This course is designed to give the participant greater familiarity with new and emerging remedial technologies and approaches for site cleanups and the factors to be considered for selection.
6 Technical CEUs (pending)
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TuesdayNovember 258:00am - 4:00pm
Topic: LSRP Obligations, Requirements and Use of Professional Judgment
Eco-Complex, Bordentown, NJ
This course examines the legal and regulatory requirements and opportunities/examples of LSRP use of Professional Judgment. One of the basic differences imposed by passage of the Site Remediation Reform Act was the use of professional judgment by LSRPs. The law allows for the 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 the professional 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 program examines the legal and regulatory requirements, the opportunities to use professional judgment, and examines 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.
6.5 Technical CECs (Not Technical)
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December
Topic: Hot Topics in Technical Guidance
This course is designed to explore various issues embedded in NJDEP’s technical guidance which may be ambiguous, confusing or complex. New guidance recently released will be examined (e.g. Technical Impracticability, Data Quality Assessment and Usability) as well as pending Technical Guidance (Capping, Groundwater interaction with Surface Water).

January
Topic: The Investigation and Remediation of Sediments
Increasingly, the importance of sediment investigation and remediation have emerged as major issues in environmental remediations. This course will examine the contamination and impacts of sediments at some noteworthy sites. The remediation of sediments is difficult and potentially costly, yet, in some case , valid. Various technologies utilized to remediate sediments will be discussed.