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  • 07 Aug 2015 12:23 PM | Kelly McCormick

    Position: Civil CAD Designer

    Business Unit: Environment & Infrastructure

    Job Location: Hamilton, NJ

    Job Reference#: 2015-6566

     

     

    Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

     

    With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

     

    Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

     

    We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at www.amecfw.com.

     

    Role Overview

    Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Civil CAD Designer to join our team in Hamilton, NJ. The ideal candidate will have an Associate degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, including computer aided design element, or related field and 2 to 5 years civil/environmental design experience using AutoCAD Civil3d software.

    Key Responsibilities

    ·         Work within multidiscipline design teams on wide variety of civil and environmental projects, including site development, infrastructure, landfills, stream restoration, soil and groundwater remediation

    ·         Grading and drainage design in Civil3d

    ·         Erosion and sediment control and storm water plan preparation

    ·         Develop surface models, alignments, profiles, sections, pipe networks and earthwork cut/fill quantities using AutoCAD Civil3D

    ·         Preparation of project permitting documents for local, state and federal permits.

    ·         Support preparation of engineering cost estimates for civil and/or environmental construction projects

    ·         Interact with coworkers and internal clients, while conducting work in a professional and ethical manner

     

    Qualifications

    ·         Associates degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or commensurate experience

    ·         Erosion and sediment control and storm water plan preparation experience

    ·         Working knowledge of Carlson Takeoff software is a plus

    ·         Ability to prepare construction drawings, report figures, and details under limited supervision in accordance with various local, state, or federal CADD standards

    ·         Familiarity with National CAD Standards is required

    ·         Knowledge and application of advanced CAD practices relating to plan production including, but not limited to, annotative scaling, x- refs, viewports, appropriate layer controls, and best practices is required

    ·         AutoCAD Civil3D knowledge and experience

    ·         Willingness to accept responsibility and additional support tasks

    ·         Strong dedication to maintaining a safe work environment and promoting company safety culture

    ·         Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours if/as required

    ·         Ability to work independently and contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

    ·         Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and organizational abilities

    ·         Ability to read, comprehend, and prepare construction drawings and report figures

    ·         Knowledge of materials of construction and developing construction details

     

    How to Apply: Click here to apply online   

     

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    Position: Project Level Technical Writer – Engineer / Geologist / Scientist

    Business Unit: Environment & Infrastructure

    Job Location: Hamilton, NJ

    Job Reference#: 2015-6616

     

     

    Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

    With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

    Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

    We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at www.amecfw.com.

     

    Role Overview

    Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is seeking a Project Level Technical Writer – Engineer / Geologist / Scientist for our Technical Services Group in Hamilton, New Jersey.

     

    This position is primarily an office position but may include field work on project sites (estimated to be less than 10%) depending upon the specific assignment. This individual will work under the supervision of a principal-level or associate-level professional.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    ·         Organize, compile, evaluate and summarize field and laboratory data

    ·         Perform standard engineering or scientific calculations

    ·         Prepare field reports and internal correspondence

    ·         Technical report writing including Remedial Investigation Work Plans, Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Work Plans, Remedial Action Reports

    ·         Field activities may include observation and documentation of soil borings, excavation, and monitoring well installation

    ·         Collection of soil, groundwater, soil gas, surface water and sediment samples

    ·         Task manager for field investigation and/or report preparation tasks

    ·         Responsibilities may also include oversight and coordination of subcontractors during remediation activities

    ·         Project scoping and proposal preparation including obtaining subcontractor costs and developing cost estimates

    ·         Follow company and site safety standards

    ·         Willingness to travel to project sites in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area. Approximately 10% overnight travel possible

    ·         Company vehicles are provided for field work

    Qualifications

    ·         BS / BA or MS / MA in Geology, Environmental Engineering or related technical field

    ·         4 to 8 years  environmental consulting or engineering experience

    ·         Experience as primary author of a minimum of two milestone technical reports (e.g., Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Work Plans)

    ·         Knowledge of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations and guidance preferred

    ·         Must be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills

    ·         Strong computer skills for database work and proficiency in MS Office; knowledge of CAD and GIS software a plus

    ·         Flexible to work outside normal business hours as required

    ·         OSHA 40 hour and 8 hour certifications

     

    How to Apply: Click here to apply online



  • 06 Aug 2015 4:05 PM | Anonymous

              On July 23, NJSWEP took to Central Jersey for its latest networking opportunity: a reception at Verve in Downtown Somerville, a short walk from the train station. The location brought out new faces who joined old friends and colleagues for drinks and hors d'oeuvres underneath disco balls and string lights in the restaurant's swanky upstairs lounge. With over 20 people in attendance, NJSWEP will see what other opportunities Central Jersey may hold for get-togethers!
     

              MetroNet caters to NJSWEP members and supporters alike in the North Jersey/New York Metro Area by providing networking, social, and educational opportunities in the Northeast portion of New Jersey and in New York City. If you have an idea for a future MetroNet event, or if your company is interested in sponsoring a future event, please contact Cristin Mustillo at cmustillo@scclegal.com or Ilkay Cam-Spanos at icam@langan.com.

  • 04 Aug 2015 12:48 PM | Kelly McCormick

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has released their draft vapor intrusion guidance document for public comment. It is available from their eComment webpage, and the comment period ends 9/23/15.


    http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment/




  • 04 Aug 2015 12:44 PM | Kelly McCormick

    Below is a list of upcoming continuing education classes that may be of interest to NJSWEP members. 


    From Montclair State University Continuing Education for Environmental Professionals (CEEP):

     

    October 23, 2015

    Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Montclair State University

    30 Normal Avenue

    Montclair, NJ

    Is it time to renew your license?  If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal, this class is for you! The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirements for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification.

    Register on-line: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep


    From Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education:


    Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: South

    September 10-11, 2015

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Harold N. Peek Preserve

    2100 Route 47 South, Millville, NJ 08332

     

     

    Plants are the most obvious clues to wetland boundaries. This two-day field course will teach you how to draw a wetland line by identifying a variety of upland and wetland plant species. This is a field-based course, so please dress accordingly for the outdoors.

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0201ca.html

     

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    Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design

    September 28-29, 2015

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Rutgers Eco Complex

    1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505

     

    Building on your understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you on the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position. Through both classroom lessons and field training at a constructed wetland complex, you’ll learn "real world" applications, including:

     

    • ·         Hydrogeomorphology: The importance of landscape position and where water is coming from
    • ·         Water Budget Calculation: Water inputs/outputs and TR-55 runoff curves
    • ·         The Thornthwaite Method: One method for calculating evapotranspiration
    • ·         Hydrographs: Create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design
    • ·         And much more!

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0603ca.html

     

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    Methodology for Delineating Wetlands

    October 20-23, 2015

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Somerset County Environmental Education Center - Lord Stirling Park

    190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

     

    Learn the methods of the experts! This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual.

     

    Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils and other signs of wetland hydrology) and how to use them to follow the delineation methods outlined in the manual.  Immediately apply criteria learned in the classroom while performing wetland determinations during team field exercises.

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0401ca.html

     

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    Introduction to Wetland Identification

    October 21, 2015

    9:00am-5:00pm

    Somerset County Environmental Education Center - Lord Stirling Park

    190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

     

    In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn:

     

    • ·         Why wetlands are important
    • ·         How they differ
    • ·         What indicators are used for wetland identification
    • ·         About the current regulations in New Jersey

     

    You'll also find out how to access and use government maps in order to identify wetlands on your property, on lands you may be interested in purchasing or on properties on which you conduct environmental, landscaping or other site development or remediation work. You'll even get a simple introduction to the practice of wetland delineation (the technical skill of determining a wetlands precise boundaries) --- all in one day!

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0102ca.html

     

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    Identification of Tidal Wetland Plants

    October 8-9, 2015

    9:00am-4:00pm

    Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR)

    130 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, NJ 08087

     

    Whether you work in salt marshes or freshwater wetlands on the Coastal Plain, you will find this course invaluable. It begins with a brief introduction to wetland plant characteristics and the easy-to-use keys in the instructor's book - "Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern U.S. and Neighboring Canada." The book covers over 500 plants found in saline and freshwater wetlands across the region. The rest of the course is field-oriented with hands-on learning to recognize the characteristic plants of tidal wetlands in the Mid-Atlantic region. Students work in small groups to use the keys to identify plants. Field exercise begin with trips to local salt marshes, then to brackish marshes, and ends in a slightly brackish marsh where many plants common to the region's freshwater wetlands can be found. Join us for a day in the field with an ecologist with over 40 years of experience in wetlands.

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0204ca.html

     

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    Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques

    October 26, 2015

    8:30am-4:30pm

    Cook Student Center

    59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

     

    This course will focus on the design, construction and maintenance of bioretention, gravel wetland, constructed wetland and infiltration type stormwater management BMPs. Although promoted over the past 10 years by the NJDEP, advanced stormwater management techniques still tend to be incorrectly constructed, utilized improperly or inadequately maintained. This has often led to basin failures or conditions that compromise the functionality of these BMPs.

     

    This course will review the design, construction and maintenance fundamentals associated with these techniques, with particular attention given to gravel wetland and bioretention BMPs.

     

    More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0303ca.html


  • 15 Jul 2015 10:56 AM | Anonymous

         On May 2, NJSWEP's MetroNet hosted a hike and picnic lunch at the South Mountain Reservation in Millburn, NJ.  Approximately 30 NJSWEP members, family, and friends came out to enjoy the fresh air and warm weather. Led by Dave Hogenauer of the South Mountain Conservancy, the hike included information regarding the park's flora and fauna as well as historically significant sites, including a bridge and dam built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. With such a positive response to MetroNet's first weekend, outdoor event, NJSWEP is excited to plan more for the future!

         MetroNet caters to NJSWEP members and supporters alike in the North Jersey/New York Metro Area by providing networking, social, and educational opportunities in the Northeast portion of New Jersey and in New York City. If you have an idea for a future MetroNet event, or if your company is interested in sponsoring a future event, please contact Cristin Mustillo at cmustillo@scclegal.com or Ilkay Cam-Spanos at icam@langan.com.

  • 13 Apr 2015 12:21 PM | Kelly McCormick

    Please save the date for the 9th Annual New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals Gala on June 24th, 2015, at 6:00 pm.


    This year's event, honoring Great Women in the Garden State, will be held at the Wine Room of Cherry Hill, located 1 Esterbrook Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. 

     

    We look forward to seeing you! More details coming soon!


  • 01 Apr 2015 2:43 PM | Kelly McCormick
    Please see notice below that may be of interest to NJSWEP members.

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     THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS

    New Jersey Post, in collaboration with

    PASSAIC RIVER INSTITUTE


    The Perfect Storm

    Challenges Facing 21st Century Sediment Management in the NY/NJ Harbor Watershed

     

    Please join S.A.M.E NJ Post, in collaboration with  Passaic River Institute, at  Montclair State University on Earth Day – Wednesday, April 22nd to learn and engage about integrated environmental/sediment management applications in the New Jersey / New York regions!

     

    CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US!

     

    Breakfast Program Overview:   Presentations with follow-up discussions will include speakers and experts on NJ/NY environmental sediment management and restoration programs and projects that are case specific for our complex urban sediment management environment.  Eric Stern, Research Associate  of Montclair State University, will present an overview of the "The Contaminated Sediment Perfect Storm," focusing on the unprecedented intersection of several mega-site Superfund sediment clean-ups all within the NJ/NY watershed and how that fits into a Regional Sediment Management framework.

     

    Date:                     Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Location:            The Conference Center at Montclair State University

                    Driving and Parking Directions and Train Access

                    1 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043

     

    Agenda:               7:30am –8:00am               Registration

                                  8:00am – 10:00am            Program Speakers

                                  10:00am – 11:00am         Networking

    A Breakfast buffet and beverages will be provided during the Program

                                                   

    Introductory      Robert S. Prezant, Ph.D., Dean, MSU College of Science and Mathematics

    Welcome:           Meiyin Wu, PhD., Director, Passaic River Institute

     

    Speakers:            Eric. A. Stern, Research Associate, MSU College of Science and Mathematics

         New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

                                 John Schaffer, Tetra Tech

     

    Cost:               $35.00 S.A.M.E. NJ Member/Non-Members

    $20.00 Government / Student / Young S.A.M.E. NJ Member

                           

    Event

    Sponsorship:     $200 Per Company – Sponsors logo will be added to website and program signage. 

     

    Register online at http://www.samenj.com


  • 19 Feb 2015 12:30 PM | Kelly McCormick

    NJSWEP & BCONE

    FEBRUARY 4, 2015

    NJDEP REGULATORY UPDATE SEMINAR SUMMARY

     

     

    After a long hiatus, on February 4, 2015, NJSWEP and BCONE co-hosted the ever-popular NJDEP Regulatory Update in NJDEP’s Public Hearing Room in Trenton, NJ.   The list of distinguished speakers included the NJDEP Chief of Staff, as well as many of the NJDEP Assistant Commissioners.  In this one-day workshop, we heard about NJDEP’s priorities and plans, as well as the status of existing programs, updates, and proposed legislative changes that are key to NJDEP programs.  The event was a notable success with well over 100 people present.  

     

    This post includes a brief summary of the speakers and their main talking-points below.  For those of you that were in attendance, we hope you found the program as informative as we did, and we welcome your feedback.  For those of you who were not able to attend, we hope to see you at one of our many upcoming events.

     

    So many people made this event a success, including:  Stephanie Turkot (GeoCleanse), Riche Outlaw (NJDEP), and Colleen Kokas (NJDEP).  We are looking forward to bringing this event back to our members as an annual event.  

     

    Summary provided by Rick Shoyer, LSRP, Advanced GeoServices

     

    Chief of Staff Magdalena Padilla:

    Ms. Padilla welcomed everyone and was appreciative of the opportunity for NJDEP staff members to have a forum to speak to the public regarding NJDEP Regulatory updates and related matters.  She spoke about the Commissioner’s priorities toward DEP Communication.  This is being accomplished through:

    • Externally of NJDEP through “out of the box thinking.”  This is demonstrated through the NJDEP’s desire for more stakeholder input in the regulatory process and a better emphasis toward service to the community.
    • Internally, NJDEP has adopted a monitoring program within the NJDEP’s senior staff (mentors) and junior staff (environmental trainees).  They have instituted a program for hiring veterans, as well as reaching out to other education disciplines other than the typical sciences and engineering to promote “out of the box thinking” within NJDEP. 

    Jane Herndon, Asst. Commissioner- Environmental Management

    Ms. Herndon discussed two key items; the electronic waste (e-waste) and ground level ozone (O3).

     

    The Electronic Waste Management Act covers a varied of recyclable products. However, the focal point of the presentation was on the challenges with recycling TVs.  The cathode ray tubes (CRTs) in the older TVs contain lead.  The last manufacturer using materials for CRTs closed operations, which resulted in a “negative value” for the recycling and disposal of CRTs.  The e-waste law requires manufacturers of TVs to recycle them at no cost to the consumer.  In December 2014, NJDEP issued letters to manufactures and recycler facilities of the manufactures reminding them of this obligation.  The NJDEP incurs a significant expense administering compliance with the e-waste regulations.

     

    Bad “ozone” (O3), which is ozone found on hot summer days at ground level, is caused by a photochemical reaction of the sun rays with air pollutants -- primarily volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxide (NOx).  NOx pollution is emitted by automobiles, power plants, industrial boilers, cement kilns and turbines, and diesel generators.   The (O3) air health standard is 85 parts per billion (ppb), but the EPA is looking to lower the standard to 65-75 ppb.  O3 was the only air pollutant NJ did not meet last year.  However, in determining the NJ air standard compliance, we are lumped in with PA, NY, and CT.  PA is upgradient of NJ (prevailing wind direction) and PA allows their coal power plants to periodically shut off/by-pass their air pollution controls. It is during these times of high electrical demand that the NOx emissions climb and NJ cannot meet the O3 health standard of 85 ppb.  PA NOx emissions have risen 23% over the past several years, whereas NJ’s NOx emissions have declined.  Similarly in NY, companies with larger diesel generators (mobile sources) are paid by the utility suppliers to operate their diesel generators to put power into the grid at high peak demand periods, creating a sudden increase in NOx emissions.   In summary, NJ has made strides to reduce NOx emissions and therefore reduce the natural photochemical production of O3 during hot humid summer days; however, we cannot reach 100% compliance with the EPA O3 health standard (current or the proposed lower EPA standards) without cooperation from our upwind neighboring states.

     

    Dan Kennedy, Asst. Commissioner Water Resource Management

    The Water Resource Management priorities as outlined by Mr. Kennedy are:

    • Water Supply Plan;
    • Barnegat Comprehensive Plan/Assessment;
    •  Raritan TMDL Implementation;
    • On-going Sandy Recovery;
    • New RFP for 2015 319(h) non-point source pollution; and
    • Stormwater overhauls for combined sewer overflows (CSO’s) and stormwater MS4 permits.  The goal is to eliminate CSO outfall within the next 10 years; and/or to provide backup treatment to them.

    Water Resource Management Rules being modified include:

    • Water Quality management Plan/ TWA Cap;
    • Water supply allocation; and
    • Well Construction/water supply loan.

    Bob Marshall, Asst. Commissioner Sustainability and Green Energy

    Mr. Marshall provided some interesting facts about NJ’s energy system:

    • ·         50% of NJ’s power comes from nuclear, but the Oyster creek plant is scheduled to close in 2019.
    • ·         NJ is ranked 46th lowest in CO2 emissions;
    • ·         Hospitals using combined heat and power are three times more efficient with respect to carbon;
    • ·         NJ is third in solar energy development promoting “net meter” (behind/ after the meter);
    • ·         Solar, wind, and other green energy technologies have some advantages, but provide an unstable energy supply (e.g. no wind, cloudy days, etc.); and
    • ·         For power stability, NJ needs a significant base of dependable energy power supply like nuclear and natural gas generating plants.

    65% of NJ residences lost power during super storm Sandy.  As a result, the following items are being worked on:

    • Mapping of petroleum supply chains;
    • Push for wastewater plants to be taken off the “grid”; and
    • Need for additional combined cycle natural gas plants that provide 60%-75% less emissions than traditional coal plants.

    Ginger Kopkash, Asst. Commissioner Land Use Management

    Ms. Kopkash spoke on the many changes to land use management regulations and permitting (Emergency Flood Hazard and Coastal Rulemaking) process as a result of repairs needed from super storm Sandy.  Emergency amendments were enacted 4/16/2013 for marinas, shellfish industry, rebuilding/maintaining engineered dunes/berms, creation of “living shorelines” even if that meant filling in partial water ways for their creation.

    Ms. Kopkash showed photographs of houses that survived Katrina and Sandy where the neighboring ones did not.  A study of the surviving homes concluded the following:

    • Built 1 foot above residential flood zone map elevations, and/or 2 feet above fluvial area flood map elevations; and
    • Open foundations on first floor.

    As a result new regulations for elevations for reconstruction, dry flood proofing and wet flood proofing construction specifications were enacted.


    Ms. Janine MacGregor and Karen Hershey, Site Remediation Program

    Mr. Mark Pedersen Asst. Commissioner provided a brief introduction for Ms. MacGregor and Ms. Hersey.  Ms. MacGregor and Ms. Hershey provided updates on the success of the LSRP program and the priorities of the Department to identify and address immediate environmental concerns (IECs).  Overall the number of new cases coming in is for the first time lower than the number of cases being closed by LSRPs.  The number of IECs identified has been climbing, which is interpreted as more sites are being identified and addressed properly through the LSRP program.

    On the regulatory side the following items were noted:

    • Proposed LSRP Board Rules issued 12/14, public meeting 2/17/15 at NJDEP’s Trenton office, comment period closes 3/6/15;
    • Proposed UHOT Rules to be issued ~ 4/15;
    • ARRCS Rules Chapter 26C amendments ~ 4/15;
    • Remediation Standards 7:26D to be readopted without change in 5/15, but proposed changes to then be issued ~ 12/15; and
    • Twenty Technical Guidance Documents submitted with seven more in preparation.

    Ms. Hershey provided an update of the LSRP Licensing board:

    • Regulation required 13 board members but currently only 11 have been selected;
    • There are seven active subcommittees (Audit, Rules, Outreach, Continuing Education, Licensure, Professional Conduct and Finance); and
    • 27 complaints have been issued to the Board, and 17 have been resolved.

    Mr. Richard Boornazian, Asst. Commissioner Natural and Historic Resources

    Mr. Boornazian discussed how he works on the “green” side of the NJDEP and how he balances the interests of the State’s conservationists, recreationalists, hunters, farmers and forestry industry.  Mr. Boornazian touched on the following topics:

    • Forestry stewardship rules;
    • Passive recreation;
    • 1.4 million “green acres” are secured in NJ;
    • Farmland preservation;
    • The need for more marine biologists; and
    • The “Blue Acres Program”, which is mostly a federally funded program.

    Ms. Richelle Wormley, Asst. Commissioner Compliance and Enforcement

    This department does much more than just “enforcement”.  They spend a significant effort on the compliance aspect of the NJDEP.  The department addresses compliance assistance programs in the areas of UST, air, hazardous waste, solid waste,  pesticides, land use and water quality.  One example is the $10,000 grant for dry cleaners with the older “PERC” equipment to upgrade to the newer “wet” or “VOC” machines.  The grant application period has been extended to 12/15.  Other examples include public training the department provides throughout the State for various topics.

    Ms. Wormley discussed two pieces of field equipment the NJDEP has been able to purchase that assist with compliance and enforcement inspections: the Jerome meter which is used to monitor H2S emissions in the air; and the FLIR infrared camera where the NJDEP can determine if vapors are being emitted and or if an out-of-service above ground storage tank is actually empty without physically inspecting the tank.

    Regulatory emphasis for this coming year is the compliance monitoring for used oil heaters, degreasers and GP5A permits.

     

    Linda Taylor, Manager, Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Ms. Taylor explained the program is purely voluntary, and is specific toward resolving issues between a person and/or Company and the NJDEP, such as permits, compliance, NOV’s and fines.  It does not address issues among 3rd parties.

    All issues are confidential and the program’s approach to dispute resolution is flexible.  The program attempts to help the parties reach a resolution; it cannot bind a party that does not agree with the proposed resolution.  The average time frame for resolution is between 6 to 9 months. The program has a 75% success rate of resolving disputes.





     


















  • 19 Feb 2015 12:00 PM | Kelly McCormick
    THE COMPANY
    Well established privately held Environmental Company with offices located in Monmouth and Burlington Counties, NJ, providing Environmental Consulting and Engineering Services to both public and private Clients.  The company performs a wide range of services including LSRP, environmental assessments, site    and remedial investigations, hazardous materials management, regulatory compliance, site remediation and ecological/wetland services and permitting.



    THE OPPORTUNITY
     Mid to Senior Level Environmental Scientist/Geologist or Environmental Engineer (6+ years’ experience preferable). Projects are highly technical with multiple layers of regulatory approvals required.  Opportunity to work with a diverse team of highly respected knowledgeable individuals and use new/innovative technologies for site remediation. Training and continuing education are emphasized.
    ·         Complete Project Management
    ·         Facilitate regulatory agency approvals
    ·         Manage field technicians/coordination subconsultants
    ·         Report writing
    ·         Client interaction
    ·         Travel to work sites in NJ, NY and eastern PA.
    ·         BS or MS  in environmental science, engineering, geology, or related field
    ·         Knowledge and experience supervising field activities
    ·         Strong technical writing abilities.
    ·         Knowledge of state and federal regulations and requirements
    ·         Interpretation/utilization of field data and report preparation
    ·         Excellent planning and organizational skills (prioritization, attention to detail, time management)
    ·         Communication (verbal and written)
    ·         Ability to multitask
    ·         Problem solving
    ·         Reliable, selfmotivated and team player



    BENEFITS

    Company offers advancement opportunities, matched 401(k), health, vacation and training.  Great working environment.


    Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc.

    1805 Atlantic Avenue

    Manasquan, NJ  08736-1029

    mblackwell@brinkenv.com

    resumes@brinkenv.com


  • 19 Feb 2015 12:00 PM | Kelly McCormick
    Description: BRS, Inc. is seeking a Grants Management Specialist for a part-time position. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing woman-owned firm, with flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home independently. If the candidate is chosen for employment, he or she should ideally be located in greater metropolitan New York City / Philadelphia area.

    Responsibilities: Oversight of existing publicly funded grants; track and manage grant budgets; prepare grant proposal and cooperative agreement applications; identify potential funding sources for a variety of projects; fulfill grant reporting requirements; conduct demographic research; attend meetings via conference call or in person; serve as a liaison between clients and federal and state regulatory agencies; and conduct other grant management activities as needed.

    Qualifications: The ideal applicant will be able to work independently and will have experience in grant and budget management and grant writing. The ideal applicant will also be able to provide significant contributions in a multi-disciplined team approach for our public sector clientele. Understanding of US Environmental Protection Agency grant programs, including the Brownfields Program, and public sector program management experience are plusses.

    Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, planning, public policy, public
    administration, or a related field is required. The candidates should possess at least two years of experience. Very strong written and verbal skills are required.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Susan@brsinc.com
    by March 16, 2015.


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