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Ecological Evaluation:

Practical Guide to Implementing the Ecological Evaluation Guidance Document

Course Code: EZ0404CA18

Ecological Evaluation Training

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Date & Time

Last Held: December 13, 2017
9:00am - 4:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for December 2018. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.


When working with environmentally sensitive sites in New Jersey, a full understanding of the NJDEP’s ecological evaluation process is critical. In this one-day class, experts in the evaluation of the environmental impacts related to hazardous waste sites will review ecological evaluation and risk principles and then walk participants through New Jersey’s ecological evaluation process (including updates based on the revised guidance) using real case studies. Students will learn how elements such as baseline, bioavailability, and risk management can assist in addressing potential ecological risks at their sites.

The NJDEP’s Ecological Evaluation Technical Guidance document and its 2017 revisions provide details on how to conduct an Ecological Evaluation (EE) and an Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) for environmentally sensitive natural resources (ESNR) that may be impacted by contaminated sites. This interactive class will cut through the legal and scientific jargon and focus on a variety of practical examples to illustrate how to address ESNRs as an LSRP or other environmental professional. Participants will leave class with a decision tree of approaches for investigating, managing, and ultimately remediating adverse ecological concerns.

Charles Harman,
AMEC Earth and Environmental
Lisa K. Voyce, HDR Engineering
Paul Bovitz, Stell Environmental

Continuing Education Credits

The December 13, 2017 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 ecological evaluation course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Health Officers & REHSs: 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 program will receive 6.0 CEs.

NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency Credits

NJ LSRP CECs: 1 Regulatory, 6 Technical

NJ Continuing Legal Education: Pending

NJ Water and Wastewater Operators: 7 TCHs (Approval # 01-081501-30)

PA/NY Continuing Legal Education: Pending

Registration Fee TBD  
Early Fee TBD  
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD  
LSRPA Member Registration Fee TBD


Cancellation Fee TBD  

Limit one discount per course registration!
Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.