Environmental Professionals' 
Organization of Connecticut

Representing the interests of Connecticut's Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs)

Upcoming Events

    • Thu, April 26, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., 655 Winding Brook Drive, Suite 402, Glastonbury, CT
    • 14
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    EPOC's Young Environmental Professionals group (YEP) is excited to announce the LAST study group session before the 2018 exam:

    LEP Exam Study Group Session

    Topic: Nuances in Applying the RSRs
    When: Thurs, April 26th, 2018, 5:30 PM
    Where: GZA Conference Room, 655 Winding Brook Drive, Suite 402, Glastonbury, CT, Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zE6SXVVndUG2

    This session is available to EPOC members only. Space is limited and registration is required. There is no fee for the session.

    EPOC's Young Environmental Professionals group (YEP) is excited to announce the LAST study group session before the 2018 LEP Exam, to be held on Thursday April 26th, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The session will be moderated by Dr. Gordon Binkhorst, Licensed Environmental Professional with ALTA, and the focus will be on nuances in applying the RSRs. However, Gordon will be available to answer questions on any topic. Light food and drinks will be provided. The session is open to all YEP members at no fee, not just those taking the exam this year! Feel free to come and listen or participate and ask questions.

    Not a YEP member? YEP group membership is included with your EPOC membership dues - see www.epoc.org/yep for more information and sign-up instructions.

    Presenter:

    Dr. Binkhorst has been a Senior Hydrogeologist and Project Manager at ALTA Environmental Corporation for the past 20 years, responsible for providing technical oversight and direction on a wide array of projects. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Binkhorst has a comprehensive knowledge of hydrogeologic principles, contaminant fate and transport mechanisms, and assessment and remediation techniques and strategies. Dr. Binkhorst has been a Licensed Environmental Professional in the State of Connecticut since 2009.

    Prior to joining ALTA, Dr. Binkhorst conducted research for both his Masters and Doctorate degrees at the University of Connecticut. His doctoral research evaluated methods to delineate and quantify the weathering of entrapped residual non-aqueous phase gasoline in the subsurface. Dr. Binkhorst’s Masters research studied factors affecting hydraulic conductivity values determined from slug tests conducted in typical groundwater monitoring wells with draining filter packs. Dr. Binkhorst is presently an Adjunct Professor for the Center for Integrative Geosciences at the University of Connecticut where he teaches an upper-level undergraduate class on completing environmental site assessments and serves on the Geoscience Advisory Board. Dr. Binkhorst also serves as a Senior Technical Advisor to Pure Earth in New York, assisting in environmental assessments and remediation globally on their behalf, including mitigation of lead exposure to residents surrounding a former lead mine in Kabwe, Zambia and former lead-acid battery recycling sites in Philippines, India and Bangladesh.

    We hope to see you there!

    Regards,

    The YEP Education Committee

    For any questions about this event, please Email yep@epoc.org.

    • Tue, June 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • University of Connecticut, Storrs
    • 14
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    Low Flow Sampling and Hydraulic Conductivity Analysis

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

    Gary Robbins, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
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    Continuing Education Credits:

    This is a new course and is the first time being offered. The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals (LEP Board) has approved this course for 4.0 hours of continuing education credits (CTLEP-449).  This course has also been approved for 4.0 technical credits (Course #1629) by the MA LSP board.

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    Time and Location:

    Registration will begin at 12:30 PM, the program runs from 1 PM - 5 PM.  The course will be held at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Beach Hall - room 317. Further directions and parking information will be sent to registrants.

    Laptop Required:

    A laptop with Microsoft Excel (tm) installed is required for this course. Following registration, you will be provided to links to download other analysis software to be used in the course.

    Course Objectives:

    The collection of accurate water quality samples is essential in evaluating contaminated groundwater conditions. However there is a host of factors that can bias sampling data. The objective of this course is to review sampling bias and procedures for minimizing such bias through low flow sampling or means consistent with low flow sampling.

    This course will begin with a review of factors that can introduce sampling bias and why low flow sampling has been adopted. Next, we will review the latest EPA guidance and review the significance of each indicator parameter and how indicator parameters are not only a guide to when to sample but also important in assessing contamination conditions. We will also cover how to use the drawdown and pumping rate achieved during low flow sampling as a means to determine the hydraulic conductivity of the formation being sampled.

    The outdoor field demonstration will entail a low flow sampling event at a typical monitoring well. Different equipment will be also demonstrated. Attendees will record and analyze data Following field testing, the instructors and attendees will reconvene in the classroom to discuss the results of the field test and answer any questions.

    Agenda:

    • 12:30 PM -  Registration
    • 1:00 - 1:10 PM  -  Introduction
    • 1:10 PM - 2:10 PM -  Why Low Flow Sampling
    • 2:10 PM -  Break
    • 2:25 - 3:25 PM -  Low Flow Sampling Procedures, K determination and Analyses
    • 3:25 PM - Transition to field site
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Field test
    • 4:30 - End - Data analysis

    Instructor:

    Dr. Gary Robbins:

    Dr. Gary Robbins is a Professor of Geology in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Professor Robbins is well known for his research work aimed at improving site investigations at contamination sites. Often called "the consultants consultant", he has offered training courses across the country for the private sector and the EPA. He is the author of Expedited Site Assessment: The CD, the recipient of a Contribution to Practice Award by the Massachusetts LSPA, the recipient of the University's Chancellor Information Technology Award, and is the 2016-2017 UCONN Teaching Innovation Awardee. Prior to coming to UConn he worked for Woodward-Clyde Consultants and before that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has been called upon as a private consultant, expert witness and arbitrator for the private sector and government entities. He is a CPG with AIPG, a Registered Geologist and Certified Engineering Geologist in California, and a member of EPOC.

    • Tue, June 12, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Dunkin' Donuts Park, Hartford, CT
    • 25
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    Yard Goats Game Night at 3rd Base Party Deck
    Tuesday, June 12th
    Gates Open at 6 PM, 7:05 PM Game time


         

    Hartford Yard Goats vs. Erie SeaWolves

    Join us at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford in the reserved 3rd base party deck area (great field views) for a night of Double A baseball as our own Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies affiliate) take on the Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers affiliate). We have limited tickets available in the party deck area which includes a full buffet and soft drinks for $40 (includes ticket).  Due to the limited number of spots available, this event is for EPOC members and their families/guests only; you can add additional guests to your registration if you wish to bring family members or others.

    Party Deck Area and All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

    We have reserved space in the Party Deck area which includes a 2.5 hour all-you-can-eat buffet of the following:

    • 1/3 lb. Grilled Burgers
    • Grilled Hot Dogs
    • Grilled Italian Sausages
    • BBQ Chicken
    • Homemade Mac 'N Cheese
    • House Made Potato Chips
    • Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    Directions and Parking

    Dunkin' Donuts Park, 1214 Main Street, Hartford CT, 06103. For directions, CLICK HERE.

    Parking is available nearby at the following lots for a fee of $5:

    - Market Street (300 Market Street)

    - Morgan Street (1000 Main Street)
    - MAT Garage (55 Chapel Street South)
    - Chapel Street (58 Chapel Street North)

    • Wed, June 27, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Middlefield, CT
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    EPOC 21st Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SPONSORS ONLY
    GENERAL REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON



    Jones Course
    70 Lyman Road, Middlefield, CT 06455
    (860) 349-6031
    Google Map Location
    Registration begins - 7:15 am
    Shotgun Start - 8:30 am


    EPOC is pleased to announce our 21st Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament designed to fund scholarships for Connecticut students studying at a college or university for a career in the environmental industry. The previous tournaments have been very successful, thanks to our participants, with all net revenues applied directly to the funds.

    The tournament is open to EPOC members and non-members alike so bring your friends, clients, boss or your special someone and have a great time. Reservations will be accepted for groups of 4, but sign-up early as space is limited. Your entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast, snack pack, sit down lunch, and loads of prizes and awards. In addition, each player will go home with a Lyman Orchard apple pie! Best of all, you will be supporting a worthwhile cause.

    Schedule:

    • 7:00 to 8:15 am - Registration
    • 8:30 am - Shotgun Start - Scramble Format
    • 1:30 pm - Catered lunch, social and raffle

    Fees/Registration Types: 

    • A) Foursome - $600.00 - Use to reserve a foursome. You do not need to know all players at sign-up. Under this category, a company will be allowed only one foursome.  If space permits, additional foursomes can be obtained after June 1.   Companies wishing to reserve multiple foursomes are required to become a sponsor which will guarantee placement of all foursomes.
    • B) Tee Sponsor (with foursome) - $850.00 - Use to become a sponsor of event and to reserve space for a foursome (you do not need names at sign-up). To reserve multiple foursomes, you need to register twice. With your sponsorship, you receive a placard on a tee and will also be recognized on a poster board that will be displayed during registration and dinner.
    • C) Single or Multiple Golf players - less than foursome - $150.00 per player - Use if you are not part of a foursome. EPOC will assign you to a group. USE "ADD GUEST" OPTION in form if registering more than one player.
    • D) Tee Sponsor (no players) - $250.00 - Use to become a sponsor of event but do not plan to attend. With your sponsorship, you receive a placard on a tee and you will also be recognized on a poster board that will be displayed during registration and dinner.
    NEW - Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities:

    We are adding these additional sponsorship opportunities which are limited to one company each and can be reserved now. Note, these items do not include the fee for golfers. You will have to separately sign-up for golfer registrations.

    • E) Drink Sponsor - $750 - Each participant will receive 1 drink ticket that can be used for water, soda, beer or wine. Your company's name and logo will be prominently displayed on each of the tickets which will be distributed at registration.
    • F) Breakfast Sponsor - $500 - Sponsorship of the continental breakfast during morning registration.
    • G) Sundae Bar Sponsor - $500 - Sponsor of dessert bar following lunch.
    • H) Snack Pack Sponsor - $500 - Snack packs will be provided to each of the players participating in the tournament. Your company name and logo will be provided on each snack pack.

    ALSO, separate donations can be made to the EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund (any amount). To make a direct donation to the fund, please see our Scholarship Donations page.


    For additional questions, contact:

    Tom McMorrow, Tournament Director - Email: tmcmorrow@coneco.com, Phone: (860) 659-8558
    or
    Seth Molofsky, EPOC Executive Director, Email: epoc@epoc.org, Phone: (860) 537-0337

Past Events

Wed, April 04, 2018 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group – Environmental Land Use Restrictions
Thu, March 29, 2018 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
Thu, March 22, 2018 An Evening with Gina McCarthy at the Connecticut Science Center
Mon, March 19, 2018 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group – Ins and Outs of LEP Ethics- A Discussion on Professional Responsibility
Thu, February 22, 2018 YEP Event: LEP Exam Study Group - CT Transfer Act
Thu, January 11, 2018 YEP Holiday Party
Thu, December 07, 2017 SWEP CT / EPOC 2nd Annual Holiday Party
Tue, November 14, 2017 YEP Event: Guidance for the LEP Exam Application
Mon, October 23, 2017 YEP Workshop: QC and Cocktails
Wed, October 18, 2017 Dissolved Oxygen Alteration Method for Fractured Bedrock Wellbore Flow Characterization
Thu, September 28, 2017 EPOC 2017 Annual Meeting at Dunkin' Donuts Park
Thu, September 14, 2017 Verifications and Audits
Tue, August 22, 2017 EPOC - Yard Goats Game Night at Picnic Pavilion
Wed, July 12, 2017 YEP Technical Event: The Biogeochemical Toolbox - Enhancing Natural Remedial Processes
Wed, June 28, 2017 EPOC 20th Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament
Wed, June 21, 2017 Bunsen Burners and Beer - YEP Event
Tue, May 09, 2017 Laboratory Data Quality Assessment and Data Usability Evaluation for Environmental Investigation and Remediation Projects
Thu, May 04, 2017 What LEPs Should Know About the Transfer Act
Wed, May 03, 2017 LEP Exam Study Group Session: Hydrology Review
Mon, May 01, 2017 Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes - 4th offering
Fri, April 28, 2017 Ground Water Quality and Geochemistry
Wed, April 26, 2017 YEP Technical Event: Conceptual Site Modeling Process - Part 2, Integrating Data Quality Objectives
Thu, April 13, 2017 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
Wed, April 12, 2017 YEP Annual Membership Meeting at Stoney Creek Brewery
Thu, April 06, 2017 Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes - 3rd offering
Wed, April 05, 2017 Dissolved Oxygen Alteration Method for Fractured Bedrock Wellbore Flow Characterization
Thu, March 23, 2017 Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes - 2nd offering
Wed, March 22, 2017 YEP Technical Event: Conceptual Site Modeling Process - Part 1
Thu, March 02, 2017 Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes
Thu, February 23, 2017 LEP Exam Study Group Session: NAPL - Specifics and Environmental Fate
Mon, December 05, 2016 SWEP CT / EPOC Holiday Party
Thu, November 03, 2016 In-Situ Thermal Remediation at the SRSNE Superfund Site (2nd offering)
Wed, November 02, 2016 In-Situ Thermal Remediation at the SRSNE Superfund Site
Thu, October 20, 2016 Sonic Drilling Overview and Field Demonstration (Repeat - 2nd offering)
Wed, October 19, 2016 Sonic Drilling Overview and Field Demonstration
Thu, September 29, 2016 EPOC 2016 Annual Dinner Meeting - Keynote Presentation: Water for Rome: Past and Present
Mon, September 26, 2016 Pneumatic Slug Test Field Course
Tue, July 26, 2016 YEP Social Event - Summer 2016
Wed, June 15, 2016 EPOC 19th Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament - WED., JUNE 15th
Thu, June 02, 2016 EPOC 2.0 - Membership Meeting at Stoney Creek Brewery
Tue, May 24, 2016 Understanding Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway - repeat offering (4th)
Thu, May 19, 2016 Connecticut Geology Review: Bedrock Tectonic History, Understanding Glacial Deposition and a Related Field Excursion - REPEAT OFFERING (4th)
Tue, May 17, 2016 Connecticut Geology Review: Bedrock Tectonic History, Understanding Glacial Deposition and a Related Field Excursion - REPEAT OFFERING (3rd)
Tue, May 10, 2016 Design and Application of In-Situ Treatment Technologies
Thu, April 07, 2016 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
Wed, April 06, 2016 Understanding Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway - repeat offering (3rd)
Tue, March 22, 2016 EPOC Young Environmental Professionals' Group (YEP) Meeting at City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford
Thu, February 04, 2016 Understanding Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway - repeat offering
Tue, February 02, 2016 Understanding Indoor Vapor Intrusion Pathway
Tue, December 01, 2015 Becoming an LEP Informational Event
Thu, October 15, 2015 Environmental Land Use Restrictions - Advanced Case Studies - repeat offering
Tue, September 29, 2015 Special Event: Alan Weisman, author, professor and journalist to speak at EPOC Annual Dinner Meeting on September 29th - Register today!
Wed, September 16, 2015 Rescheduled: EPOC 18th Annual Golf Scholarship/Grant Tournament - WED., SEPT. 16th
Thu, June 04, 2015 Evening Technical Meeting: In-Situ Thermal Remediation at a Major Multi-PRP CERCLA Site
Wed, May 20, 2015 EPOC Young Environmental Professionals' Group (YEP) Meeting at City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford
Thu, May 14, 2015 Practical Applications of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Chemistry
Thu, May 07, 2015 Connecticut Geology Review: Bedrock Tectonic History, Understanding Glacial Deposition and a Related Field Excursion - SECOND OFFERING
Tue, May 05, 2015 Connecticut Geology Review: Bedrock Tectonic History, Understanding Glacial Deposition and a Related Field Excursion
Mon, April 27, 2015 Understanding ProUCL and Use of the 95% UCL to Demonstrate Compliance with RSR Criteria
Thu, April 09, 2015 Environmental Land Use Restrictions - Advanced Case Studies
Wed, March 25, 2015 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
Thu, March 05, 2015 Conceptual Site Modeling and the Data Quality Objectives Approach
Thu, January 22, 2015 "EPOC 2015: What We Are, and What We Can Be" Membership Meeting at City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford
Thu, November 13, 2014 How the Legislative and Regulatory Processes Work in Connecticut
Thu, September 18, 2014 Special Event: Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Toms River" to speak at EPOC Annual Dinner Meeting on September 18th - Register today!
Mon, June 16, 2014 EPOC 17th Annual Golf Scholarship/Grant Tournament - MONDAY, JUNE 16th
Wed, June 11, 2014 Direct Push Methods for Groundwater Sampling to Support High Resolution Site Characterization - 2nd offering
Tue, June 10, 2014 Direct Push Methods for Groundwater Sampling to Support High Resolution Site Characterization
Wed, April 02, 2014 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) - 2014 - 2nd offering
Thu, March 20, 2014 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) - 2014 - 1st offering
Tue, January 07, 2014 Clearing Up the Confusion about the New ASTM E1527-13
Wed, November 20, 2013 A Short Course in Contaminated Fractured Rock Hydrogeology and Geophysics - second offering
Tue, November 19, 2013 A Short Course in Contaminated Fractured Rock Hydrogeology and Geophysics
Wed, October 30, 2013 LNAPL Mass, Mobility and Recoverability Evaluation
Thu, September 26, 2013 EPOC 2013 Annual Dinner Meeting - September 26th - Special catering by City Steam Brewery AND LIVE MUSIC by "Off the Clock"
Mon, June 10, 2013 EPOC 16th Annual Golf Scholarship/Grant Tournament
Mon, May 20, 2013 CBA/EPOC/CT-SWEP Dinner Meeting: A Mock Negotiation of A Sale of Contaminated Property
Thu, May 09, 2013 Professionalism and Professional Ethics for LEPs and LSPs
Thu, April 11, 2013 2D and 3D Environmental Data Visualization
Wed, April 10, 2013 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) - 2nd offering Spring 2013
Thu, April 04, 2013 PCBs Regulatory Overview for Connecticut
Tue, March 19, 2013 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
Thu, January 24, 2013 Evening Technical Presentation: POTENTIAL FALSE POSITIVES IN VOLATILE PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS (VPH) ANALYTICAL METHODS – THE EFFECT OF NON-TARGET COMPOUNDS ON ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING
Thu, November 29, 2012 A Short Course in Hydrogeological Applications of Environmental Geophysics - 2nd offering
Thu, November 08, 2012 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Thu, September 13, 2012 EPOC 2012 Annual Dinner Meeting - Keynote: Current Topics and Trends in Risk Assessment
Thu, June 21, 2012 Expedited/High Resolution Site Assessment Using MIP and HPT Logging Technology - REPEAT, SECOND OFFERING
Wed, June 20, 2012 Expedited/High Resolution Site Assessment Using MIP and HPT Logging Technology Course
Mon, June 18, 2012 EPOC Scholarship/Environmental Grant Golf Tournament - SIGN-UP TODAY!
Wed, April 25, 2012 A Short Course in Hydrogeological Applications of Environmental Geophysics
Tue, March 20, 2012 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
Thu, January 12, 2012 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Tue, November 29, 2011 EPOC / CT Bar Association (CBA) Dinner Meeting - REGISTER NOW!
Tue, November 01, 2011 Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with In Situ Remediation Technologies - 3rd offering
Thu, October 27, 2011 CT DEEP Updates
Thu, September 15, 2011 EPOC 2011 Annual Dinner Meeting - September 15, 2011 - CT DEEP Commissioner Daniel Esty - Keynote speaker
Thu, May 19, 2011 Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with In Situ Remediation Technologies - 2nd offering
Tue, May 10, 2011 Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with In Situ Remediation Technologies
Thu, March 31, 2011 CT Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs)
Wed, March 16, 2011 GIS Applications for Environmental Professionals
Tue, February 15, 2011 Demolition, Remediation Waste, and Deconstruction: Environmental Requirements and Current Trends - 2nd Offering
Thu, January 20, 2011 Directional Drilling Technologies
Tue, January 11, 2011 Demolition, Remediation Waste, and Deconstruction: Environmental Requirements and Current Trends
Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut, Inc.
P.O. Box 176, Amston, CT 06231-0176
Seth Molofsky, Executive Director
Phone: (860) 537-0337, Fax: (860) 603-2075

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