Friday, January 26, 2024

PA Assn. Of Environmental Professionals Host Feb. 15 Webinar On Evaluating Ecological Risk Under PA's Land Recycling Program

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.

The presenter will be Sean Weatherwax, a Senior Scientist at Roux Associates, Inc. He has fourteen years of experience focused on risk assessment, sediment remedial investigations, and environmental project management.

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.

Click Here to register and for more information.

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[Posted: January 26, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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