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Course Name: Discharge Prevention Program: Compliance in New Jersey
Course Code: EL0201CA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: October 12, 2022
Time: TBD am – TBD pm (Check-in time: TBD am)
Location: Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505 (Directions)
Format: Classroom course
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $TBD per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: TBD
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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 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.
- 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!
|9:00 – 9:15 am||Course Introduction & Overview||Brent O’Dell, PE., BCEE, Wood|
|9:15 – 10:00 am||Overview of the NJDEP Discharge Prevention Program||Philip Polios, NJDEP|
|10:00 – 10:30 am||SPCC, Inspections, and Qualified Facilities||Brent O’Dell, PE, BCEE, Wood|
|10:30 – 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 – 11:15 am||NJDEP Annual Audits & Facility Discharge||Daniel Rodriguez, NJDEP|
|11:15 am – 12:00 pm||Notification, Response & Reporting Requirements||Charles Harman, Wood|
|12:00 – 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:45 pm||Lessons Learned from Court Decisions Related to Discharge Prevention||Alexa Richman-La Londe, Esq., Riker Danzig|
|1:45 – 2:30 pm||Emergency Response||Brent O’Dell, PE, BCEE, Wood|
|2:30 – 2:45 pm||Break|
|2:45 – 3:30 pm||Administrative Requirements for Remediation of Contaminated Sites & Discharge Prevention Programs||Randy Shuler, Ph.D., LSRP, Wood|
|3:30 – 4:00 pm||Mapping and Alternative Information Gathering Techniques||Will Lang, Wood|
Who Should Attend?
Individuals whose professional responsibilities include knowledge of DPHS rules and preparation of DPCC and DCR plans are encouraged to attend this course. Past participants have included:
- Environmental Auditors
- Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
- Environmental Specialists
- Landscape Architects
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP)
- Regulatory Compliance Officers
- Wetland Scientists
Meet Your Instructors
Brent O’Dell, P.E., BCEE
Our instructor Brent O’Dell brings 30+ years of experience in 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 Engineer in Wood’s Trenton, NJ office and specializes in environmental compliance and site remediation.
Charles R. Harman, P.W.S.
A Principal Ecologist and Regulatory Services Branch Manager at Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., Charles Harman has 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. He specializes in natural resource related assessment and management activities, including ecological risk assessments, sediment evaluations, biological assessments, natural resource damage assessments, wetlands management, and ecological restorations. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Biology from Southwest Texas State University.
A Senior GIS Analyst and UAV Pilot at Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., William Lang has 20 years of experience in Geographic Information Systems within the environmental consulting field. William specializes in geospatial data management, cartography, data collection, and data processing automation. William earned his Bachelor of Science in Geography, GIS from Appalachian State University, in North Carolina.
Mr. Polios has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and has been employed with NJDEP since 1988. His responsibilities include reviewing discharge prevention and response plans for facilities storing hazardous substances above threshold quantities and coordinating the Bureau’s efforts to implement NJ’s security initiatives for the Chemical and Petroleum Sectors.
Alexa Richman-La Londe, Esq.
Alexa Richman-La Londe is a partner in Riker Danzig’s Environmental Group. Alexa has developed extensive experience in complex regulatory and transactional matters as well as environmental litigation. She handles various types of litigation, including CERCLA and Spill Act matters. She also counsels clients on significant regulatory issues, including ISRA, site remediation, environmental permitting and compliance.
Alexa serves as Membership Co-Chair for the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals. In addition to her law degree, Alexa earned a master’s degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. Alexa has lectured and published articles on an array of environmental issues and on insurance coverage matters.
Daniel Rodriguez is an Environmental Engineer with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. He has a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University and has been working within the Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances (DPHS) program for seven years.
Randy Shuler, Ph.D., LSRP
Bio coming soon!
Most useful aspect of the course: “Learning the legal background for DPHS rules and standings on certain topics, such as de minimis and reporting requirements.”
– Past Participant
“Good overview and clarification information regarding the regulations.”
– Past Participant
Most useful aspect of the course: “The sections that dealt directly with the DPCC/DCR rules and regulations.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Discharge Prevention Program: Compliance in New Jersey was approved for the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 3 Technical & 3 Government Contact Hours (Course #16123)
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 5.5 CLEs
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 5.5 TCHs (Approval #01-051201-30)
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): 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 Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 5.5 Regulatory CECs (Course No. 2014-015)
NJ Professional Engineers: 5.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists.
No breakfast will be provided. Box lunches will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
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.
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Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
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Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
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