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Course Name: Bridging the Gap: NJDEP and Municipal UHOT Regulations
Course Code: EW0211WB23
Date of Most Recent Offering: April 26, 2023
Time: TBD am – TBD pm EDT (Log-in time: TBD am EDT)
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 at TBD pm EDT
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Have you noticed differences between the unregulated heating oil tank (UHOT) codes that municipal inspectors follow and the rules that NJDEP enforces?
It’s not you — you’re not wrong. These inconsistencies exist!
The municipality and the NJDEP operate independently of one another, but ultimately, decisions made by the local municipal inspectors can have ramifications for homeowners and UHOT contractors if and when the NJDEP takes over.
In this training program, we’ll aim to close these gaps by allowing for greater transparency, communication, education, and outreach between municipal inspectors and the NJDEP.
Who Should Attend?
Past participants have included:
- Construction Officials
- Environmental Scientists
- Field Inspectors
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP)
- Project Managers
- Public Works Employees
- Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS)
- UST Technicians
- Water Utility Superintendents
Meet Your Instructors
Chris started his environmental career teaching environmental education to K-12 students in Pennsylvania after graduating college. He joined the NJDEP in 1986 and worked there until his retirement in December 2020. Most of his career has been field related: Emergency Response, Field Investigations, Historic Pesticides (HAP), and UHOT program. Prior to his retirement, he was the Co-Chair of the Historically Applied Pesticide Guidance Document committee and help write the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank System Remediation Rules N.J.A.C. 7:26F. His expertise is with field investigations, environmental cleanups, and the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank System (UHOT) program and rules.
Kelly A. Giblin, RailPros
Kelly A. Giblin, PE is the Director of Engineering at RailPros. RailPros was founded in 2000 to provide a suite of transportation consulting services, specializing in engineering, design, and management for the rail and transit industry. He has experience in environmental management, remediation, permitting, and UST compliance.
Maria Van de Zilver, NJDEP
Ms. Van de Zilver holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy from Cook College, Rutgers University. She has been working in the environmental industry for over 20 years, 17 of which have been with the NJDEP in the Bureau of Field Operations – Southern Section. During her tenure at DEP, Ms. Van de Zilver served as the Co-Chair of the In Situ Remediation: Design Considerations and Performance Monitoring Technical Guidance Committee and currently serves as the Site Remediation and Waste Management Program’s contact for questions related to On Scene Coordinator (OSC) Permit approvals for Emergency Discharges to Surface Water. Her duties include Supervision of the Southern Field Office Staff, field inspections/audits of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP), child care facilities, engineering controls associated with Soils Remedial Action Permits (RAP), issuance of OSC Permits, and management of Unregulated Heating Oil Tank (UHOT) sites. Ms. Van de Zilver also reviews UHOT submittals and issues NFAs for UHOT sites. Ms. Van de Zilver is also a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and recently completed her course of study through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
“The different scenarios that were reviewed were super helpful and the presenters kept things very interesting!”
– Alyssa Suder, NJDEP
“This was exceptionally well put together. The presenters were outstanding!”
– Dr. Glen Belnay, Hopewell Township
Most useful aspects of the course: “Discussion of UHOT requirements, real world examples, and case studies.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Bridging the Gap: NJDEP and Municipal UHOT Regulations 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 Government Contact Hours (Course No. 16425)
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 3.0 CLEs (Course No. 271)
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 3 TCHs (Approval #01-102102-30)
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 3.0 CEs (Course No. 20697).
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 3 Regulatory CECs (Course No. 2021-161)
NJ Professional Engineers: 3 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)
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- 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
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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 $60 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 Bridging the Gap: NJDEP and Municipal UHOT Regulations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
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