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Friday, March 17 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Environmental Due Diligence

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Environmental due diligence is an important part of understanding potential environmental risks on a property, securing funding and ensuring that your organization has appropriate liability protections. We will walk through the due diligence process, including Phase 1 and Preliminary Assessments, and discuss areas of concern that are commonly identified on rural and urban land conservation projects. A discussion of case studies will show how environmental problems, such as underground storage tanks, historic pesticide application, farm dumps, and historic fill material can be addressed and when a Licensed Site Remediation Professional needs to be involved.  We will also discuss obtaining funding for remediation on land conservation projects through the NJDEP Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund and other sources.  This workshop will help you make the right decisions during the due diligence process to protect your organization, public health and the environment.

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Stephen Kehayes

Senior Manager, JM Sorge, Inc.
Prior to becoming a Senior Manager with JM Sorge, Steve worked at the NJDEP for over 25 years. He has been involved in the federal and state brownfield programs since their inception. Steve also chaired the Pohatcong Township (Warren County) Environmental Commission and managed a... Read More →

Peter Sorge, LSRP

President, JM Sorge, Inc., JM Sorge, Inc.
Mr. Sorge is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional and President at JM Sorge, Inc. Mr. Sorge consults on assessment, investigation, remediation, and compliance issues to private and public entities throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. He has successfully completed a wide range of... Read More →
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Michelle Slosberg

Project Manager, JM Sorge, Inc.
Michelle is a Project Manager at JM Sorge, Inc, a New Jersey-based environmental consulting firm. Michelle specializes in all phases of the environmental investigation process from due diligence to remediation and case closure. She has directed completion of many projects through... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Garden State Ballroom A First Floor