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Discharge Prevention Program: Compliance in New Jersey


Course Code: EL0201WA21

Approved for NJ LSRP CEC's - 5.5 Regulatory

NJDEP Discharge Prevention Program Training

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Date & Time

Last Held: September 30 - October 1, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm EDT (Log-in at 8:45am EDT)

Next offering tentatively planned for May 2021. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.



The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) oversees implementation of the Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances (DPHS) rules (N.J.A.C. 7:1E et seq.) that impact major facilities throughout the state. As part of these regulations, major facilities are required to prepare, submit and update Discharge Prevention Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) plans and Discharge Cleanup and Removal (DCR) plans with the NJDEP.

This online workshop will provide guidance on preparing updates to current DPCC and DCR plans, steps to ensure compliance with the plans and NJDEP rules and a discussion of the federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) "sister" program, and how discharges will be addressed under the Remediation of Contaminated Sites Rule.

Featured Topics

  • Overview of DPHS rules and related state/federal programs
  • Updates to DPCC and DCR plans
  • Requirements for Discharge Notification, Response, and Reporting
  • Environmentally Sensitive Areas Protection Plan Updates
  • NJDEP Procedures for Annual Audits and Post-incident Inspections
  • Overview of Administrative Requirements for Remediation of Contaminated Sites and regulation impact on Discharge Prevention Rules
  • And much more!
Meet Your Instructor

Brent O'Dell, Discharge Prevention Course InstructorBrent O'Dell, P.E., BCEE

A diplomat in the specialty of Hazardous Waste Management with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, our instructor Brent O'Dell brings 30+ years in experience of environmental consulting to the classroom. Throughout his career, he has served as certifying Engineer on hundreds on SPCC and DPCC plans throughout NJ, as well as NY, PA, and MD. He serves as Principal Engineering in Wood's Trenton, NJ office and specializes in environmental compliance and site remediation. For the last 15+ years he has lived in Montgomery, NJ with his wife and two children.

Continuing Education Credits

The September 30 - October 1, 2020 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this discharge prevention program course has been submitted for the following types of credits:

NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 5.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 3 Technical, 3 Government

NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators: 5.5 TCHs (Approval #01-051201-30)

NJ Professional Engineers: 5.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 5.5 Regulatory CECs

NJ Continuing Legal Education: 6.0 CLEs

This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists.

Registration Fee TBD  
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Webex.

The day before the course begins (September 29, 2020), you will receive an email with a link to access the course. You will also receive a document with tips on how to use Webex. On September 30, 2020, please log in to Webex at 8:45am EDT for a brief overview of the online course format. The course will start promptly at 9:00am EDT.

Please note that you will be prompted to upload a picture of yourself holding your government-issued photo ID before you begin the course. The photo must be clear enough that we can read the name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it. An OCPE staff member will review the picture and verify your identity. You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the "chat function" to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Discharge Prevention Program: Compliance in New Jersey" or Course Code EL0201) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180