The New WQMP Rules:  How Will They Be Applied?

January 19, 2017
@ the Mid-Jersey Chamber of Commerce
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Implementation of the wastewater planning process has always been one of the greatest challenges faced by DEP and the regulated community.  The Water Quality Planning Act and its implementing rules were intended to insure that wastewater facility planning was not in conflict with other planning processes, and would protect the quality and quantity of New Jersey’s water resources.  DEP has now completed an overhaul of the program, and new rules went into effect on November 7, 2016.  The new rules were created, in part, to streamline the wastewater planning process and to eliminate duplicative requirements and to provide assistance to local communities as necessary, to address specific water quality issues.

PlanSmart NJ is convening a panel of experts to provide an overview of the new rules and to discuss how waste water planning will be done under the new paradigm.


9:00 – 9:30: AM Registration and networking continental breakfast

9:30 – 11:25: Panel Discussion (Click links for presentations)

Neil Yoskin, Esq. Partner, Cullen & Dykman
Moderator, Introduction and background remarks

Colleen Kokas Director, NJ DEP
How the rule will be applied and the State’s role in coordinating with counties and local authorities

Ray Ferrara, Ph.D. Principal, Kleinfelder
The consulting engineer’s perspective

Andy Kricun, PE  Executive Director/Chief Engineer, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority
Staying compliant and planning and upgrading facilities to meet increasing demands

Mirah Becker, PP, AICP –  Director of Comprehensive Planning, Middlesex County Planning Board
The role of the county

11:25:  Closing Remarks –  Ann Brady

We will gladly refund reservations until two weeks before the event.

We have applied for:
AICP CM Credits
NJ CLE Credit
RMC & CPWM Municipal Credits

Presented with:

apa nj logo  NJBA 2012


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