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Course Name: The Interpretation of Analytical Data for Site Remediation
Course Code: EN0526WA22
Format: Live, instructor-led
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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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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Submittal requirements for the NJDEP’s Site Remediation Program (SRP) electronic data deliverables are included in the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS), (N.J.A.C. 7:26C-1.6) and the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (Tech Rules), (N.J.A.C. 7:26E1-1.6). The regulations require that sample location information and result information from the analysis of the samples, be provided to SRP in an electronic format. In this way, the data can be entered into the Department’s data management system, and be made accessible for internal and external data sharing. The ARRCS Rule simply states, in sub-chapter 1.6, that the submittal of “laboratory data deliverables” are required in an electronic format. The Tech Rules, also in sub-chapter 1.6, go into more detail and lists some of the required fields, timeframes, additions, and exemptions.
There are several options for data submission, but regardless of which option is chosen it is necessary to follow the requirements stated in the rules and guidance documents. So how is the data to be collected so it can be meaningful and reproducible? What is the relationship between the different laboratory limits and remediation standards? And what do all those acronyms mean anyway? Take this class to find out!
Who Should Attend?
This virtual class is designed to provide LSRPs, non-LSRPs, and those conducting remediation with information that will allow them to better understand technical aspects of data as well as the regulatory requirements under ARRCS and the Tech Rules, as well as the guidance and have the data accepted by NJDEP. Past participants have included:
- Environmental Consultants
- Environmental Scientists
- Environmental Specialists
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP)
- Project Managers
- Technical Advisors
|10:00 a.m.||Introduction, Historical Background, and Overview|
Pamela Mayer, Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Vincent Agovino, Faculty Coordinator
|10:30 a.m.||What do LSRPs and non-LSRPs Need to Know about Laboratory Data?|
James Occhialini and/or Paul Simms – Alpha Analytical
Establishing sampling protocols
Meeting data quality objectives for your project
Data deliverables – Full v. reduced
RLs and MDLs – What do they mean to the LSRP?
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch Break|
|12:30 p.m.||NJDEP Perspectives on Requirements for Data Submission|
Don Cramer & Greg Toffoli, NJDEP
EDSA7 and data submission requirements to improve the acceptance and reduce the rejection of data
The relationship between the remediation standard, the RL and MDL in determining if that particular sample complies
TICs and their relationship to ground water remediation standards
Meet Your Instructors
A. Vincent Agovino, PhD, PWS, LSRP
Dr. Agovino is an environmental professional with more than 40 years of diversified experience in environmental science, ecological science, public, environmental, and occupational health. His areas of technical expertise include; soils, wetlands, sewage disposal, contamination assessment, site remediation, environmental health program administration, project management, regulatory enforcement, and technical training. Dr. Agovino has more than 30 years of environmental consulting experience throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland, as well as 14 years of public service in the environmental and environmental health field with municipalities in New Jersey.
He has conducted approximately 5,000 soil evaluations and 2,000 wetland evaluations and habitat assessments throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland along with identification and evaluations of habitats of numerous endangered species in New Jersey and Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties in New York, including the timber rattlesnake, Indiana bat, upland sandpiper, prairie wedge grass, Northern running-pine, Pine Barrens tree frog, Blanding’s turtle, wood turtle, and bog turtle. He has authored or co-authored approximately 300 Environmental Impact Statements pursuant to local ordinances in New Jersey, as well as three papers published in professional journals.
Don Cramer, NJDEP
Donald Cramer is in his 36th year with the DEP. The last 10 years have been in the Site Remediation’s Bureau of Information Systems overseeing the electronic data and GIS units. Prior to making the full-time transition into the IT world, Don had worked as a Case Manager, Supervisor, and Section Chief; first in the Bureau of Ground Water Discharge Control and then the Bureau of Underground Storage Tanks. Don has a BS in Geology from Slippery Rock University and an MS in Geo-Environmental Science from Shippensburg University.
Greg Toffoli, NJDEP
James Occhialini and/or Paul Simms, Alpha Analytical
“I learned a lot of things that I can immediately apply to my job.”
– Kaitlin Stewart, Geologist, Dresdner Robin
“The class was well done. Using plenty of examples is always extremely helpful in understanding the topic.”
– Paula MacRae, Geologist, Oweis Engineering. Inc.
Most useful aspect of the course: “Hearing from a laboratory (Alpha Analytical) on what exactly they do and look for in a sample/data, and what I can do to give them the most efficient samples possible for the best data return.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of The Interpretation of Analytical Data for Site Remediation 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): 2 Technical and 2 Management Contact Hours (Course No. 15883)
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 4 CLEs
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 3.5 TCHs (Approval #01-012201-30)
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 course will be awarded 4.0 CEs.
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 3 Technical, 1 Regulatory CECs
NJ Professional Engineers: 4 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Zoom.
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)
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- 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, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $50 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about The Interpretation of Analytical Data for Site Remediation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email email@example.com.