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April 3 and 4, 2024 - NJ Site Remediation Conference
Wednesday, April 03, 2024, 8:30 AM to Thursday, April 04, 2024, 4:00 PM EST
Category: Continuing Education Course

 

2024 New Jersey Site Remediation Conference

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NJ LSRPA’s power-packed New Jersey Site Remediation Conference (NJSRC) is returning to the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick on April 3rd and 4th, 2024!

The LSRPA recognizes that continued education is an essential component for ALL environmental practitioners. Our extensive course offerings provide valuable education and credits for professional license renewals, including LSRP, Attorney, Professional Engineering, and Professional Geology.

The NJSRC is the ONLY Conference dedicated to site remediation in New Jersey. As in past years, the 2024 Conference promises to deliver new and premium quality education for environmental practitioners, enhanced networking with peers and other industry professionals, and opportunities to meet and learn from sponsors and vendors that support site remediation with specialized services.

Here is some of what's new for 2024:

  1. There are 10 NEW courses being offered. When registering, you will see them marked with the symbol.
  2. Professional education at the conference isn't just for LSRPs. We also offer CLEs, CPCs and PDHs (including NY) for license renewals.
  3. Did you know there's a new category of LSRP CECs? Two courses provide credits in the new Professional Development category.

Location:

Hyatt New Brunswick
2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Click here for the link to book your room at Conference rates.

Here's How It Works:

You sign up for the two-day conference pass (this is a must). Then, you have the option of adding courses to your registration (see the course fees for each course).

Highlights of What the Two-Day Conference Pass Includes:

  1. Complete access to all SPEAKER, NJDEP TOPICAL and EVOLVING REMEDIATION TOPICS PRESENTATIONS on April 3 and 4, 2024, held by the best and brightest in the environmental industries.
  2. Opportunities to learn about recent ADVANCES IN SITE REMEDIATION.
  3. Full access to the EXHIBITION HALL to learn about the latest products and services for all aspects of environmental consulting and supported industries.
  4. WELCOME RECEPTION on the evening of Day 1 and FEATURED SPEAKERS at the luncheon on Day 2.
  5. Conference MEALS will include a lunch and reception on Day 1 and a buffet breakfast and plated lunch on Day 2.

Cost for Two-Day Conference Pass:

  • LSRPA Members: $175 for Early Bird (Base Price Starting March 4, 2024 - $200 | Day Of - $250)
  • Partner Organizations: $175 for Early Bird with Discount Code (Base Price Starting March 4, 2024 - $200 | Day Of - $250) - Please see your organization's contact to receive the code.
  • Additional Exhibiting Staff: $175 for Early Bird with Discount Code - Please email Marianne Leone ([email protected]) to receive the code.
  • Non-Members: $300 for Early Bird (Base Price Starting March 4, 2024 - $375 | Day Of - $425)

Exhibiting and Specialty Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • For and Exhibiting Sponsorship with Annual Partnership, please click here.
  • For a Specialty Sponsorship, please click here.

Schedule at a Glance:

To assist you in selecting your courses, click here for the most current version of the Schedule at a Glance → Schedule at a Glance

Courses:

Wednesday, April 3rd Courses:

Ethics for Site Remediation Professionals (9:00am - 12:15pm)

Professionalism and ethics are the bedrock of the LSRP program, with LSRPs bound to a Code of Conduct with the paramount mandate to protect human health and the environment. This interactive LSRP Ethics course explores these topics from the LSRP and environmental practitioner perspective, with a focus on the common conflicts and pitfalls, the Licensing Board rules versus the Code of Conduct, and recent enforcement actions and decisions. Bring your questions and conundrums for consideration by our experienced panel of instructors and your peers.

Credits: 3.0 Ethics (LSRPs), 3.0 CPCs, 3.6 CLEs*, and 3.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2018-082

Instructors: Marlene Lindhardt, Lawra Dodge, Allison Gabala and Sonya Ward (Moderator)

Course Fee: Members (with credits $140 | without credits** $90) and Non-Members (with credits $240 | without credits** $140)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.6 hours of total CLE credit.

Calculating Alternative Remediation Standards for the Ingestion-Dermal and Inhalation Exposure Routes (10:00am - 12:00pm)


Recognizing the unique nature of each Site, NJDEP allows LSRPs and environmental practitioners to develop alternative remediation standards (ARSs) for the soil pathway, replacing the promulgated soil remediation standards (SRSs). This course reviews the process to develop ARS for the ingestion-dermal and inhalation exposure pathways, including a review of the risk assessments performed for the SRS, the adjustable site-specific factors, and use of the NJDEP ARS calculators. Common mistakes and case studies will be reviewed as well.

Credits: 0.5 Regulatory and 1.5 Technical (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2023-047

Instructors: Benjamin Zee and Kevin Long

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

Regulatory Compliance Strategies for Tentatively Identified Compounds (1:30pm - 3:00pm)


Tentatively identified compounds (TICs) are non-targeted compounds detected in a sample using a GC/MS analytical method which has been tentatively identified using a mass spectral library search. TICs require additional evaluation to identify appropriate remediation standards and verify compliance with the NJDEP regulations. This course guides environmental professionals through the evaluation, compliance, and risk management of TICs during the investigation and remediation process.

Credits: 1.5 Regulatory (LSRPs), 1.5 CPCs, 1.8 CLEs*, and 1.5 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2023-048

Instructors: Mark Fisher, Jeff Moore and Candace Baker

Course Fee: Members (with credits $85 | without credits** $45) and Non-Members (with credits $155 | without credits** $95)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Course of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.

Using Artificial Intelligence in Site Remediation (1:30pm - 3:00pm)


As Artificial Intelligence continues to evolve, it will have a significant impact on environmental remediation methods, strategies, and technologies. This Program will cover the definition of AI, how AI has been previously used in environmental remediation, how AI may be used in the future, the role of an LSRP in the use of AI, and the legal and governance issues that may arise as AI advances and is incorporated into everyday practice.

Credits: 1.5 Professional Development (LSRPs), 1.5 CPCs, 1.8 CLEs*, and 1.5 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2024-008

Instructors: Heather Demirjian, Inga Caldwell, Justin Kowalkoski and Sara Redding

Course Fee: Members (with credits $85 | without credits** $45) and Non-Members (with credits $155 | without credits** $95)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.

Understanding and Accounting for Geogenic Contaminants (3:15pm - 5:15pm)

Naturally occurring, or geogenic, contaminants are widespread in New Jersey at concentrations above the NJDEP standards. Discerning whether these concentrations are geogenic or anthropogenic is critical for LSRPs and environmental practitioners. This course reviews State-wide groundwater results from the New Jersey Private Well Testing Act as well as public and private soil and rock studies to enhance participants' awareness of geogenic contaminants. Case studies and interactive discussions will develop understanding and practical skills in geogenic contaminant management within the NJDEP regulatory context.

Credits: 2.0 Technical (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2024-007

Instructors: Jim Peterson and Steve Spayd

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

PFAS Updates from Regulators and Practitioners: Challenges of Navigating the Ever-Evolving Landscape (3:15pm - 5:15pm)

As practioners, we attempt to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of PFAS. The EPA will provide an overview of the Clean Water Act's Effluent Guidelines Program and PFAS-related rulemakings in addition to EPA's focus on assessing opportunities to limit PFAS discharges from multiple industrial categories. NJDEP will offer a regulatory update on PFAS and information regarding the implications these parameters have on the various NJPDES permitting programs.  Information will also be provided on available laboratory methods as well as its challenges. And lastly, practitioners will offer a multi-media regulatory compliance update relative to PFAS. This will include reporting requirements, anticipated changes to permit requirements, and addressing potential sources PFAS for protection of endpoint receptors. In addition, discussion of regulatory challenges working through the NJ remedial process. Case examples will demonstrate the unique challenges and uncertainties of investigating and remediating PFAS in this changing regulatory paradigm.

Credits: 1.0 Regulatory and 1.0 Technical (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2024-004

Instructors: Caryn Barnes, Jillian Terhune, Virginia Wong and Susan Rosenwinkle

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

Thursday, April 4th Courses:

Managing Remediation and Environmental Issues in Complex Transactions (9:15am - 11:15am)

Large real estate transactions can involve multiple operating facilities at one property with ongoing site remediation and other environmental issues. This course will provide guidance regarding each stage of the transaction process, from early framing and initial environmnetal due diligence, through contract signing and closing. Additional considerations to be discussed will include ISRA compliance, permitting issues, and the various curve balls environmental professionals may encounter in advising on major deals.

Credits: 2.0 Professional Development (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2023-057

Instructors: David Miller, Marc Policastro and Alan Arico

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

Effective Characterization and Application of Injection Based In Situ Methods in Bedrock Key Principles and Case Studies (9:15am - 11:15am)

The nature of fractured bedrock makes it a challenging medium to investigate and remediate. Conventional and modern techniques will be reviewed with case studies, including the use of high-density, vertical borehole Remedial Design Characterization through discrete groundwater and rock matrix sampling. Applying this data to existing Conceptual Site Models can refine and sometimes completely refresh the remediation design. Discussion of high-energy injections will also be provided.

Credits: 2.0 Technical (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2023-055

Instructors: Jim Peterson, Tim Hull, Bill Brab and Derek Pizarro

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

Navigating Land Use Laws (9:15am - 11:15am)

Redevelopment of contaminated properties has brought new life to many areas of New Jersey. However, the intersection between site remediation and site redevelopment can become complex and difficult to navigate. What permits and approvals are needed? How do remediation-focused and redevelopment-focused decisions interact? A LSRP or practitioner with a solid understanding of Land Use Laws and Regulations, of which there are many, will be better equipped to guide clients and the case through to closure. This course will review the complex maze of Land Use Laws and Regulations, necessary permits and approvals, and key remediation and redevelopment decisions through case studies and panel discussion.

Credits: 2.0 Regulatory (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2019-084

Instructors: Jeff Entin, Rod Ritchie and Bob Baranowski

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

The Intersect Between Site Remediation and Renewable Energy Development: What Environmental Practitioners Need to Know (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Interested in gaining insight from industry specialists and legal counsel on renewable energy project development and site remediation? This program delves into the intricacies of the renewable energy industry to provide invaluable insights, strategies, and real-world perspectives, tailored specifically for site remediation professionals and environmental practitioners, empowering you to navigate the complex landscape of renewable energy projects with confidence and expertise.

Credits: 2.0 Regulatory (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2024-005

Instructors: Matthew Karmel, Ed Putnam, Caitie Cyrus, Colleen Kokas and Rodger Ferguson

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

Site Specific Factors to Consider While Selecting an ISCO or an ISCR Approach (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Join us for a comprehensive review, including case studies, of the In-Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) and In-Situ Chemical Reduction (ISCR) technologies, as they pertain to remediation of organic and inorganic compounds in soil and groundwater. Learn to identify which option is best for a site through review of chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, etc. (applicability factors) and kinetics (time frame for remediation). The course will also discuss how these technologies interact with commingled plumes, what field data is needed for design, and the requirements to obtain a NJDEP DGW-PBR Authorization.

Credits: 2.0 Technical (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2023-029

Instructors: Fayaz Lakhwala and Matthew Sweet

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

Perimeter Air Monitoring Technical Guidance Review and Application (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

With the recent issuance of NJDEP's new Perimeter Air Monitoring Technical Guidance, this course will provide environmental practitioners an overview of these new requirements.  These instructors discuss the development of a Perimeter Air Monitoring Plan, the calculation of the Health-Based Threshold Values (HBTV), and the response levels.  There will also be discussion on the implementation of an air monitoring program, response to air exceedances and quality control to ensure that a perimeter air monitoring program provides protection to the public as well as meets the technical and regulatory requirements.

Credits: 2.0 Technical (LSRPs), 2.0 CPCs, 2.4 CLEs*, and 2.0 NYPDHs - NJSRPLB # 2024-002

Instructors: Keith Savel, Matthew Decker and Deborah Barsotti

Course Fee: Members (with credits $110 | without credits** $60) and Non-Members (with credits $210 | without credits** $110)

*This program is pending approval by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit.

**Note: If you register for this course at the “No CEC Certificate” rate, you are not eligible to receive a certificate at a later date.

Other Learning Opportunities:

NJDEP Topical Presentations on Wednesday, April 3rd from 9:00am to 11:30am - $50 for Credit Certificate (Certificate Fee for Full or Partial CECs)

NJSRPLB approval for 1.0 Technical and 1.0 Regulatory LSRP Credits - Approval # 2024-010

  • Overview of the Technical Review Panel Process (David Haymes, Assistant Commissioner): The NJDEP’s Technical Review Panel (TRP) Process is designed to address technical disagreements between Contaminated Site Remediation & Redevelopment and LSRPs. This presentation will go over the steps involved in the TRP, specifically steps that must be taken prior to making a TRP request and information required to be submitted with a TRP request.
  • Remedial Action Permitting Updates (Rob Hawke, Supervisor): The NJDEP’s Bureau of Remedial Action Permitting (BRAP) will provide an update on the certification process for Soil and Ground Water Initial Remedial Action Permit (RAP) Application and how administrative RAP Applications (i.e., RAP Transfer/Change of Property Ownership Applications, RAP Modification Applications for co-permittee address change or adding/removing a PRCR) are being handled by the Bureau of Case Assignment and Initial Notice (BCAIN). In addition, an overview on what information should be included with the submission of a Soil and Ground Water Remedial Action Protectiveness/Biennial Certification Form to demonstrate that the remedial action continues to remain protective of public health and safety and of the environment, including the necessary steps taken and proposed to be taken when the approved remedial action is not proceeding as planned.
  • Classification Exception Area Proposals (Ryan Morford, Geologist): This presentation will include common issues that NJDEP frequently encounters with CEA proposal submittals that require further information and/or clarification. Examples will be provided of CEA submittals that show what is frequently missing in submittals and what should be included and of CEA submittals that were acceptable, allowing for rapid processing.
  • Overview of the Inspection and Review of Documents (Atwood Davis, Bureau Chief): NJDEP’s Bureau of Inspection and Review (BIR) will provide information on the inspection and review process of documents submitted by LSRPs. Included will be flowcharts showing the process and a discussion of the component and comprehensive reviews of documents. In addition, a review on how to best respond to Notices of Incomplete document submittals.

NJDEP Meet the Regulators on Wednesday, April 3rd from 12:30pm - 4:00pm (No Credits)

Evolving Remediation Topics on Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:00pm - 4:00pm (No Credits)

  • Comparison of PFAS Destruction Technologies Depending on Media and Client Requirements (Jishnu Ashikari and Rocco Mercuri): PFAS has played a key part in many consumer products and human protection products, such as AFFF to control fires, but not without a cost. Presenters will discuss the available PFAS destruction technologies currently in use and in testing which will avoid costly disposal and uncertain future liabilities. Different media such as adsorption (carbon and ion exchange) as well as sediment and still bottoms will be compared.
  • Leveraging Treatability Studies for Successful Site Remediation (Amita Oka, Ph.D): Literature values and previous experience only go so far - treatability studies bridge the gap between the theoretical and the actual. Presenters will discuss the types of treatability studies, when they are critical, and how to make them relevant to the field implementation of a larger remedy. Presenters will also share examples of treatability studies and how to interpret the valuable information they provide.
  • Maintaining Safe Ambient Air Levels During Site Remediations While Minimizing LSRP Liability: Two Sides of the Same Coin (Timothy Minnich and Robert Scotto): Perimeter Air Monitoring at remediation sites has been refreshed and revamped to include air measurement, sampling, and monitoring. Presenters will discuss the updated requirements, the two methods of air measurement appropriate during site remediation process, and Air Pathway Analyses (APAs) and the Feasibility Study (FS) and how the APA process must be considered during remedy selection. A case study will be reviewed on the consequences of circumventing the APA process.
  • Terrestrial Rapid BioAssessment (Blaine Rothauser): Ecological investigation and disturbance of wetlands for a GP-4 permit are unique niches in the field of site remediation. This presentation will introduce Terrestrial Rapid BioAssessment (TRBA), which uses moths as proxies to assess ecologic conditions compared to other remediation sites. Vivid imagery and case studies will be provided to illustrate why TRBA is a cost effective and scientifically sound approach for LSRPs undertaking eco-restoration.

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