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Course Name: PCBs and the Site Remediation Process
Course Code: EN0525WA22
Date of Most Recent Offering: June 29 & 30, 2021
Time: TBD am – TBD pm EDT (Log-in time: TBD am)
Format: Live, instructor-led
Registration Fee: TBD
Multi Person Discount Fee: TBD (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: TBD
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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of man-made organic chemicals that belong to a broad family known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 until manufacturing was banned in 1979. Due to their non-flammability, chemical stability, high boiling point, and electrical insulating properties, PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications including:
- Electrical, heat transfer, and hydraulic equipment
- Plasticizers in paints, plastics, and rubber products
- Pigments, dyes, and carbonless copy paper
The USEPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) provides federal PCB remediation policy that must be coordinated with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Site Remediation Program (SRP) during PCB remediation projects. PCB remediations may involve one or more contaminated media and addressing them during remedial investigations is regularly undertaken by the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP).
Who Should Attend?
This class is designed to provide LSRPs, non-LSRPs, and those conducting remediation with information that will allow them to better understand the technical and scientific aspects of these compounds, the associated regulatory framework, and current remediation technologies. In addition, two case studies are included to present the complexities of remediation over multi-media scenarios.
Past participants have included:
- Environmental Compliance Managers
- Environmental Specialists
- Facility Managers
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP)
- Project Managers
Meet Your Instructor
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.
“Pertinent for PCB impacted sites; clear teaching on remedial options.”
– Chris Rotondi, Project Manager, HL Petroleum Co., Inc.
Most useful aspect of the course: “Clarification and interpretation of the rules and regulations, including comparison between NJDEP and USEPA requirements.”
– Bill Lee, Project Coordinator, De Maximis
“Well done online! A great course overall. Very pleased with the presentations and outcome.”
– Stephen Papageorge, Project Manager / Engineer, TRC Environmental Solutions
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of PCBs and the Site Remediation Process 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.
CT Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs): 5.5 CECs (Course Number: CTLEP-540 W)
MA Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals: Pending
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 2 Technical, 2 Management, 2 Government Contact Hours (Course No. 15530)
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 6.5 CLEs (Course No. 233)
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-022101-30)
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 6.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).
NJ Land Surveyors: 6.5 credits
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 3 Regulatory and 3 Technical CECs
NJ Professional Engineers: 6.5 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 email@example.com 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 $100 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 PCBs and the Site Remediation Process, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.