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April 4, 2023 - Hot Topics in the Environmental Industry

  • 04 Apr 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual, Instructor-Led

Hot Topics in the Environmental Industry

Get the latest updates on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Inflation Reduction Act (the “Climate Act”), Brownfields, Emerging Contaminants, Environmental Justice, and Sustainability.

Date: April 4, 2023

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT (Log in at 7:45 am EDT)

Location: Online

Format: Live, instructor-led

The Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) is co-hosting this course with the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education.

This new online course surveys the following hot topics in the environmental industry:

  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Inflation Reduction Act (the “Climate Act”)
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Sustainability
  • Brownfields
  • Environmental Justice

Following expert presentations, a moderated panel will explore how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Inflation Reduction Act represent a once-in-a generation investment in addressing major environmental issues, with a focus on the topics covered in this course.

Course Agenda

Time Topic & Presenter
8:00 – 8:10 am Introduction
Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education
8:10  – 8:45 am Decoding the Environmental Impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Inflation Reduction Act (the “Climate Act”)
Laura Burnham, BRS, Inc.
8:45 – 9:15 am New Brownfield Initiatives and Funding
Schenine Mitchell, EPA Region II Brownfields Coordinator and Federal Liaison to the Regional Inter-Agency Working Group on Brownfields
9:15 – 9:45 am Emerging Contaminants in Site Assessment and Remediation
Rick Shoyer, LSRP, Principal Scientist at Montrose Environmental, BCONE President Emeritus
9:45  – 10:15 am A Survey of the Sustainability Toolbox
James D. Snook, PG, LSRP (inactive), Full-time PhD Candidate in Sustainability Education at Prescott College, BCONE Board of Directors
10:15 – 10:45 am The State of Environmental Justice
Mark Heinzelmann and Allison Gabala, Attorneys, Lowenstein + Sandler
10:45  – 11:45 am Roundtable Discussion
11:45  – 12:00 pm Q & A Session
Moderator: Maria Coler, LSRP, CEO of Hydrotechnology Consultants, Inc., BCONE Education and Scholarship Committee Chair, BCONE Board of Directors

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for professionals within the environmental industry, such as:

  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Environmental Attorneys
  • Civil Servants
  • Educators
  • Developers
  • Brownfield Practitioners
  • Sustainability Practitioners
  • Brownfield Redevelopers
  • Project Managers
  • Researchers

Continuing Education Credits

The Hot Topics in the Environmental Industry course is approved for 0.3 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations in New Jersey.

  • NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 3.0 Government CEUs (DLGS Course #16457)
  • NJ Continuing Legal Education: 3.0 CLEs 
  • NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): 3.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs) – Course No. 20743.
  • NJ Professional Engineers: 3.0 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
  • NJ Real Estate Appraisers: 3.0 Credit Hours (# 2023-3350000)
  • NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professional: 3.0 Regulatory CEUs,(Course  2023-004)

Registration Fee: 

  • $195; $175 multi-person (see below)
Multi Person Discount Fee: $175 per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)

Registration Closes: April 2, 2023

Click here for more information and to register now.

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