Upcoming PAEP Webinar July 23, 2024

Large-Scale Solar in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

at 12:00 (Noon) Eastern

Join us for a comprehensive discussion covering the broad scope of large-scale solar, including siting, zoning considerations, common concerns, and current/proposed legislative and policy initiatives.

Penn State Extension Educators will present the Large-Scale Solar in Pennsylvania webinar. They closely follow developments with PJM (a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity) and PUC (Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission), along with proposed legislation and policy changes. Educators will discuss recent trends in large-scale solar, also called utility-scale solar, in Pennsylvania. Educators will explain what is happening in the Commonwealth and why. Siting and zoning considerations will also be discussed, along with common concerns for landowners and local governments.

The Penn State Extension Energy Team lectures and teaches on energy development, the economics driving the energy development process, the process and politics of energy development, and the associated impacts on communities, businesses, agriculture, land, and people. They have had the opportunity to provide training for industry, elected officials, businesses, investors, regulators, and landowners and have been able to speak throughout the country and around the world.

Presenters: 

Daniel Brockett- Assistant Director of Penn State Extension Energy Programs

Thomas Beresnyak- Senior Extension Educator, Penn State Extension Energy Team

Joseph Conklin, Ed.D.- Senior Extension Educator. Penn State Extension Energy Team

Matthew Svetz- Extension Educator, Penn State Extension Energy Team

 Registration Deadline: July 19, 2024

 Note: Registration is for one entrant. Any other individuals who would like to join this session are required to complete their own registration forms. The registration fee is set per person, not per connection.

PAEP Members – Webinars are free to current members but you will still need to register.

Non-Members – the fee for the webinar is $20 per person.

Registrants will be sent an email, closer to the date of the event, providing information on how to join the webinar.

“The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals aims to promote environmental education, research, planning, assessment, review, and management through the formation and operation of a nonpolitical multidisciplinary professional society.” The content of our webinar series is not developed by PAEP, but by the presenters themselves.

Upcoming PAEP Webinar August 28, 2024

Beyond the Basics: PFAS Environmental

Behavior, Transport, and Remedies

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

at 12:00 (Noon) Eastern

Owing to the unique properties of the carbon-fluorine bond, PFAS are physically and chemically stable, have very low surface energies, and have excellent surfactant properties.  Past and current uses of PFAS include uses in drilling fluids, heat transfer fluids, and to impart film forming properties (i.e., allowing water to “wet” an oil surface) in aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs).  Additional uses of PFAS include coatings and inks, floor waxes, photographic emulsions, cleaning agents, lens anti-fog solutions, plating liquids, the manufacture of polymeric PFAS, mold-releasing agents, oil- and water-resistant surface treatments, and dry cleaning.  These same properties that make PFAS useful in a broad variety of commercial, industrial, and consumer applications also have unique consequences towards their behavior in the environment and for treatment of these compounds.  This talk will cover “the advanced basics” of PFAS definition, properties, and environmental chemistry and distribution, the implications for management and use of water resources, and will present an overview of the current landscape of remedial technologies.

Presenters:   Jim Fenstermacher, PE, and PFAS Technical Lead for Ramboll Americas, provides leadership site investigation and remediation technologies and has over 30 years of environmental consulting industry experience, including research and development of innovative technologies to address PFAS impacts in the environment. His areas of expertise include site investigation and remediation of traditional and emerging contaminants, with emphasis in the areas of contaminant fate and transport, complex site characterization, and the designing and implementation of remedial systems. Jim leads Ramboll’s PFAS Subject Matter Expert team where he focuses on building relationships with academia and with technology developers to assess and bring emerging PFAS treatment technologies to clients. He also provides project teams across the company with remediation technical expertise including, technology selection and design, training and mentoring staff, and participation across multiple technology practice groups.

 Registration Deadline: August 23, 2024

 Note: Registration is for one entrant. Any other individuals who would like to join this session are required to complete their own registration forms. The registration fee is set per person, not per connection.

PAEP Members – Webinars are free to current members but you will still need to register.

Non-Members – the fee for the webinar is $20 per person.

Registrants will be sent an email, closer to the date of the event, providing information on how to join the webinar.

“The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals aims to promote environmental education, research, planning, assessment, review, and management through the formation and operation of a nonpolitical multidisciplinary professional society.” The content of our webinar series is not developed by PAEP, but by the presenters themselves.

Upcoming 2024 PAEP Annual Conference

2024 PAEP Annual Conference

Please mark your calendar now and plan to join PAEP at

Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

State College, PA

September 11 – 13, 2024

 

PAEP Annual Communities Corridors & Connections Conference to engage on a diverse range of hot topics facing environmental professionals today. Taking place September 11-13, 2024, in State College, PA, at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, the PAEP Annual offers the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and analyze current trends that will expand your knowledge, connections, and ability to stay informed and prepared for the future. Highlights of the agenda include:

  • Overview of the Proposed Compensation Guidelines
  • Preservation Jeopardy! Test Your Historic Preservation Knowledge
  • Updates from PA DOT and PA DEP
  • USFWS Species Status and Project Review Update
  • And more!

Come Early for the PAEP Pre-Conference Workshop: Buckle Up and Learn to Navigate the Twists and Turns of NEPA in Transportation

Has NEPA sometimes left you feeling battered and bruised? At first glance, NEPA sometimes seems like it should be straightforward…until it isn’t. In route through transportation project delivery, inevitably there are twists, turns, bumps, and detours – whether they be regulatory changes, public controversy, project complexities, agency conflicts, etc. Some issues are anticipated, while others pop up when least expected, for further details on what to expect at this pre-conference workshop. Separate registration and fees are required.

To register for this course (it is not included in the PAEP Conference registration fee), please complete the requested information on the registration page. Note: The early registration cut-off date for PAEP members and non-members is August 16th. We strictly adhere to these cut-off dates to adequately prepare for the course.

The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

  • You must identify yourself as part of PAEP24A Conference to obtain the group rate.  It is important that you indicate any special rooming needs or arrangements at the time of this call.
  • Group Room Rate is $129 for Single/Double occupancy for standard guest room  (the rate does not include taxes).
  • PAEP cannot guarantee room availability. The discounted group rate concludes on August 16. Rooms will be available at the discounted rate until that date, or until the block is filled, whichever comes first. Please know that the PAEP room block usually fills well before the deadline. At that point, you are compet­ing with other guests for rooms. Requests for reservations after August 16 will be accepted by the hotel on a space and rate availability basis. For those making reser­vations prior to the deadline, rooms may also be available at the group rate for the three days prior to and the three days after the actual conference to accommodate vaca­tion planning.

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