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New Jersey Ecological Evaluation Program

Alpha Analytical's Breakfast Seminar
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Onsite registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am
Presentations - 8:15am - 12:00pm
4 LSRP CEC Credits (1 Regulatory & 3 Technical) will be given for this course.  CEC credits = applied-status
Hilton Garden Inn
50 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837
Program Description
This comprehensive program will focus on practical application approaches for design and implementation of Ecological Evaluations (EE) and Ecological Risk Assessments (ERAs) under the NJDEP Ecological Evaluation Technical Guidance (rev. February 2015), recent NJDEP policy clarifications (issued in late November 2015), and forthcoming guidance.  Practioners and Project Managers will learn valuable insights to streamline project plans and meet NJDEP requirements.  Analytical strategies will be discussed for achieving low level reporting limits and data quality needed to meet stringent ecological screening criteria.  Approaches will be provided which focus on project-specific objectives, professional judgement, and improved regulatory acceptance.  Experienced practitioners will share valuable lessons learned and key concepts to proactively reduce project discontinuities, streamline budgets and schedules, and improve project outcomes. 

Program Highlights
• Guidance and Policy Updates
• Background / Historic Fill
• GW Impacts to SW
• Tiered Project Strategies
• Analytical Approaches to meet Ecological Criteria
• Site‐Specific Bioavailability Concepts
• Risk Characterization / Risk Management Goals
• Role of Professional Judgment


Check in and On-site Registration

Breakfast to be served

7:30am 8:00am

Opening Remarks / Introductions

Ralph Kocsis, Alpha Analytical, Inc.


8:00am 8:10am

EPA Guidance Updates:
NJDEP Ecological Evaluation Technical Guidance Update

Karianne Czajkowski, Langan Engineering

8:10am 8:30am

Framework, Guidance and Data Needs for
Ecological Evaluations

Brian Yates, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants, Inc. 8:30am 9:00am
Framework, Guidance and Data Needs for
Ecological Risk Assessments

Karianne Czajkowski, Langan Engineering

9:00am 9:30am
Sediment Bioavailability Assessment: The Application of Site-Specific Bioavailability Evaluations in Sediment Assessment and Risk Management 

Gary Long, EHS Support, LLC

9:30am 10:00am
Mid Morning Break Coffee/ beverages served 10:00am 10:15am
Sediment and Ecological Risk
Assessment Analytical Support
Jim Occhialini, Alpha Analytical, Alpha Analytical, Inc. 10:15am 10:45am
Strategic Collection and Analysis of Ecological Data Derron LaBrake, Wetlands & Ecology, Inc. 10:45am 11:15am
Case Studies and Lesson Learned All Speakers 11:15am 12:15pm
Question and Answers / Concluding Remarks Ralph Kocsis, Alpha Analytical, Inc.

12:15pm 12:30pm

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Shannon Turner at  or 508-898-9220.
Space is limited so - register today!



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