Evaluating Ecological Risk Under
Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Program
Thursday, February 15, 2024
at 12:00 (Noon) Eastern
Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Program, or “Act 2,” encourages the cleanup and reuse of contaminated commercial and industrial sites across the state. Many of the sites that have or will enter this program provide, or are adjacent to, valuable habitats to ecological receptors. This presentation will discuss the process of identifying and evaluating potential impacts to ecological receptors at sites in the Act 2 program. A discussion of the Act 2’s statewide, background, and site-specific standards for ecological receptors and how a practitioner determines which standard would be attained for a site will be provided. Data requirements, process of completing an ecological risk assessment for the various standards, and a case study will be discussed as well.
Presenter: Sean Weatherwax is a Senior Scientist at Roux Associates, Inc. He has fourteen years of experience focused on risk assessment, sediment remedial investigations, and environmental project management. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Science from the University of Illinois and Master of Science in Environmental Science and Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Mr. Weatherwax’s risk assessment experience includes human health risk assessment (HHRA) and ecological risk assessment (ERAs) for projects that fall under federal, state, and international jurisdictions. He has also served as an instructor for Montclair State University’s “Risk Assessment in Remediation” course and as a session chair for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North American conferences.
Registration Deadline: February 9, 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.
February 15, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm