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    • July 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • August 11, 2022
    • 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    6-Webinar Package: PG Review Course for the Practicing Geologist and ASBOG® Exam Candidate (900 mins.)

    You are registering for a six-part webinar series as noted below.  If you intended to enroll for a single date, please return to the home page calendar and select the date for any specific topic(s).

    Post-webinar recordings will not be available. (See below for special note regarding Tuesday, July 26 topics.)

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to the six-part webinar series, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to the first webinar scheduled for July 26.  Partial refunds will not be made for missed webinars.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of each webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone (audio), you must first join using a browser so your attendance is recorded and tied to your phone number.

    You will receive separate log-in credentials for EACH of the six webinar sessions, sent via GoToWebinar one week, one day, and one hour prior to the webinar.  It is important to keep organized so you readily locate appropriate log-in credentials.  Also, pay attention to the date noted in subject line and be sure to add to your calendar.

     


    Schedule

    Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - Part One (Prerecorded)

    This session will be prerecorded, and the link to access the recording will be circulated on the date of the event.  You will have 48 hours to complete the viewing before the link is disabled.  No refund if link is not accessed during the 48 hour period.

    General and Field Geology, Geomorphology (75 mins.)

    Rachel O’Brien, PhD. P.G., Allegheny College

    Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (75 mins.)

    Rachel O’Brien, PhD. P.G., Allegheny College

     

    Thursday, July 28, 2022 - Part Two:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology (85 mins.)
    Tamra Schiappa, PhD, Slippery Rock University

    Seismology, Exploration Geophysics, and Well Logging (65 mins.)

    Thomas E. Jordan, PhD, P.G., Key Environmental, Inc.


    Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - Part Three:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Engineering Geology (150 mins.)

    Gary MB Kribbs, PG, AEON Geoscience, Inc.

    Matthew Morris, PG, Gannett Fleming, Inc.



    Thursday, August 4, 2022 - Part Four:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Hydrogeology and Geochemistry (150 mins.)

    Kyle Fredrick, PhD, California University of Pennsylvania

    Chris Mulry, PG, Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.


    Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - Part Four:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Structural Geology and Tectonics (150 mins.)

    Daniel Harris, PhD, California University of Pennsylvania


    Thursday, August 11, 2022 - Part Six:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Economic and Resources Geology: Petroleum and Coal (75 mins.)

    Kristin Carter, PG, DCNR Geologic Survey

    Economic and Resources Geology: Mining (75 mins.)

    Barb Dunst, PG, C.P.G., Musser Engineering, an EarthRes Company


    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the 6-part webinar series.


    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this 6-part webinar series are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts. The course provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this 6-part webinar series, about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    • July 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 73
    Register

    General and Field Geology, Geomorphology (75 mins.)

    Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (75 mins.)

    Rachel O’Brien, PhD, P.G., Allegheny College

    This session will be prerecorded, and the link to access the recording will be circulated on the date of the event.  You will have 48 hours to complete the viewing before the link is disabled.  No refund if link is not accessed during the 48 hour period.

    Download instructor bio

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one pre-recorded webinar, as noted above.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructor

    Rachel O’Brien, Ph.D., P.G. (Allegheny College) - Rachel is a Professor of Geology and Department Chair at Allegheny College. She received her B.A. in geology from Colgate University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in geology from Washington State University. In between her degrees, she garnered a variety of professional experience. She has managed a soils research lab, worked in the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and worked overseas at the Danish Geotechnical Institute. She also completed a pre- doctoral research appointment at Oak Ridge National Lab. Rachel teaches Physical Geology, Geologic Hazards, Field Geology, Geochemistry, and Hydrogeology. She is currently working with her students on a regional bedrock elevation map for northwestern PA.

    • July 28, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 69
    Register

    Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology (85 mins.)

    Tamra Schiappa, PhD, Slippery Rock University

    Seismology, Exploration Geophysics, and Well Logging (65 mins.)

    Thomas E. Jordan, PhD, P.G., Key Environmental, Inc.

    Download instructor bios

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as noted below.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone you will first need to connect using regular browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) before joining by telephone so the platform recognizes you are present.  Please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructors

    Tamra A. Schiappa, PhD (Slippery Rock University) - Tamra is a Professor of Geology at Slippery Rock University.  She specializes in Stratigraphy and Paleontology.  She currently serves as Past President of the Pittsburgh Geological Society for which she also served as President for three years, and Vice President for two years.  Dr. Schiappa received a B.S. in geology from SUNY Plattsburgh, a MS in Earth Science from Boise State Univ. and a Ph.D. in Geology from Univ. of Idaho. Her research involves Upper Paleozoic conodont and ammonoid biostratigraphy of northern Pangaea; development of the Cisuralian time scale; and stratigraphy and carbonate sedimentology. She is actively involved in an international effort to refine the Permian time scale and serves as one of 13 voting members on the International Commission on Permian Stratigraphy.  Working with a team of Permian scientists, she is assisting in understanding the tectonic development of the western margin of North America during the Upper Paleozoic and how climate change affected life during this time.

    Thomas E. Jordan, PhD, P.G. (Key Environmental, Inc.) - Dr. Tom Jordan is part-time teaching and research faculty at Youngstown State University and a Supervising Geologist / Geophysicist with Key Environmental, Inc. located in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He has a B.A. in geology from Alfred University, an MS in geology from SUNY at Fredonia, and a Ph.D. in geology / geophysics from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Jordan is a licensed PG in 10 states by ASBOG examination or reciprocity and has over 30 years of professional experience working on geophysical projects for clients in forensic investigation, environmental, engineering, and the resource exploration sectors.

    • August 02, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 73
    Register

    Engineering Geology (150 mins.)

    Gary MB Kribbs, P.G., AEON Geoscience, Inc.

    Matthew Morris, P.G., Gannett Fleming, Inc.


    Download Instructor Bios

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as noted below.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone you will first need to connect using regular browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) before joining by telephone so the platform recognizes you are present.  Please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructors

    Gary M. B. Kribbs, P.G., President (AEON Geoscience. Inc.) - Kribbs received a B.A. in geology and an M.S. in geology from the Univ. of Toledo. Registered as a P.G. in five states, he is a structural geologist with 40 years' experience. Kribbs has conducted numerous watershed evaluations with a specialty in spring source water hydrogeologic investigations for the private sector with a focus on deep structural aquifers. Kribbs has conducted numerous landslide and slope failure investigations in landslide terrain on PennDOT, VDOT and commercial developments, and other large earthworks projects throughout PA, OH, TX and VA. He has provided technical expertise for excavation, grading, and geologic hazard mitigations of sinkholes and karst features, and has conducted deep mine investigations for commercial, highway, and solid waste projects. Also, channel and sediment evaluations for dredge disposal for ACOE and local port authorities.

    Matthew Morris, P.G. (Gannett Fleming, Inc.) - Matt is the Geotechnical Practice Leader with Gannett Fleming, Inc. located in Pittsburgh, PA. Matt holds a M.S. in Geology from Kent State University, B.S. in Geology and Earth Science from Clarion University, and obtained his P.G. via ASBOG examination in 2005. Matt is Past President of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists. Since joining Gannett Fleming in 1999, Matt has worked on a variety of transportation, dam, and other infrastructure projects across the United States. Matt has project experience in most engineering geology and geotechnical engineering subject areas, but specializes in rock and soil slope stability evaluation and mitigative design. He has been integrally involved in rock slope and landslide stabilization projects for various Departments of Transportation, Transit Authorities, Private Utility Agencies and the Army Corps of Engineers.




    • August 04, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 72
    Register

    Hydrogeology and Geochemistry

    Kyle Fredrick, PhD, California University of Pennsylvania

    Chris Mulry, PG, Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc


    Download instructor bios

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as noted below.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone you will first need to connect using regular browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) before joining by telephone so the platform recognizes you are present.  Please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts. As such, the course provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing, Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester, college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.


    About our instructors

    Kyle C. Fredrick, PhD (California University) - Kyle is a Professor of Geology at California University of PA. He is the Treasurer of the Pittsburgh Geological Society for which he has also served as Vice President. He has a Ph.D. in Geology from University at Buffalo ('08), and a B.A. in Geology from University of Wisconsin - River Falls ('00). He teaches a wide variety of courses, primarily related to Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, and leads an annual field course through distant areas of geologic interest in the US. His research focuses on stream/groundwater interactions and modeling groundwater flow in regional aquifers. His current research includes surface water pollution and surface/groundwater interactions in streams in southwestern PA, and flooding of wetlands and lowland areas in Wisconsin. Other research interests include fluvial geomorphologic response to natural and anthropogenic flow changes and landslide susceptibility modeling.

    Christopher Mulry, P.G., Vice President (GES, Inc.) - Mr. Mulry is a Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist for GES, Inc. He has a diverse background in environmental investigations, risk management and the design, operation and maintenance of soil and groundwater remediation and management programs - primarily at petroleum facilities.  He has served with GES in various technical and managerial capacities since 1986 and has worked at project sites in the US and internationally.  Mr. Mulry has been responsible for completing investigative and remediation programs in a wide range of site settings with an emphasis on Conceptual Site Model development.  He has experience with direct sensing and geophysical tools and techniques as well as hydrogeologic evaluations in complex and fractured rock settings.  Mr. Mulry has presented technical topics on a wide range of subjects including fractured rock characterization, LNAPL behavior, natural source zone depletion, mass flux and petroleum vapor intrusion. He also leads an internal group of hydrogeologists at GES that focuses on technical innovation, quality and training.  Mr. Mulry is a licensed professional geologist in the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New York.  Mr. Mulry has a BS in Geology from the University of Delaware and an MS in Geology from the University of Maine.


    • August 09, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 73
    Register

    Structural Geology and Tectonics (150 mins.)

    Daniel Harris, PhD, California University of Pennsylvania

    Download instructor bio

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as noted below.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone you will first need to connect using regular browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) before joining by telephone so the platform recognizes you are present.  Please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructor

    Daniel Harris, PhD (California University) - Daniel is an Associate Professor of Geology at California University of PA. He received his M.S. in Geochemistry from WVU in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Structural Geology from WVU in 2011. Before coming to California University of PA, Daniel worked as an adjunct lecturer at Bethany College, WV and WVU for several years. Daniel teaches a number of courses with a heavy emphasis on field work, including Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Tectonics, Field Methods in Geology, Field Camp, Computer Applications in Geology, Earth Resources, Introductory Geology, Geochemistry, and Petroleum Geology. His research focuses on Mesozoic tectonic reconstructions of Arctic Basins using field mapping and geochronologic sample analysis. Other research involves new methods in apatite geochronology and 24-hour fluctuations of heavy metal concentrations in acid mine-impacted streams.

    • August 11, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 72
    Register

    Economic and Resources Geology: Petroleum and Coal (75 mins.)

    Kristin Carter, P.G., DCNR Geologic Survey

    Economic and Resources Geology: Mining (75 mins.)

    Barb Dunst, PG, C.P.G. Musser Engineering, an EARTHRES Company


    Download instructor bios

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as noted below.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone, please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.  

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructors

    Kristin M. Carter, P.G. (PA Geological Survey) - Kristin serves as Assistant State Geologist of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey (PAGS) and manages the Survey's Economic Geology Division. Kristin has worked as a petroleum geologist for the Survey since 2001, and her current research efforts involve unconventional petroleum reservoir and storage reservoir characterization, subsurface stratigraphy and carbon capture utilization and storage. Prior to joining PAGS, Kristin worked as a consulting hydrogeologist in the private sector, managing projects throughout the Appalachian region. Kristin holds a Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences from Lehigh University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology/Environmental Science (double major) from Allegheny College. Kristin passed the Pennsylvania Professional Geologist test in 1998 and is acknowledged as a Certified Petroleum Geologist by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

    Barbara J. Dunst, P.G., C.P.G. (Musser Engineering, an EARTHRES Company) - Ms. Dunst is a Licensed Professional Geologist in PA and a Certified Professional Geologist from the American Institute of Professional Geologists with over 35 years' experience primarily in underground coal mining and shale gas. Currently employed by Musser Engineering as a Senior Regional Director, Hydrogeology, Barb does mine permitting, data analysis and reserve studies for the coal and non-coal mining industries. Barb started her career as an exploration geologist in PA, MD, and WV for surface and underground coal mining. She has worked for several environmental consulting firms evaluating geologic and hydrologic impacts from mining along with managing numerous hydrogeologic investigations in multiple states for landfill design and waste disposal contamination. Ms. Dunst also worked for the PA Department of Environmental Protection as a lead reviewer on underground coal mine permitting and helped draft the initial non-coal mine regulatory technical guidance documents.

    Ms. Dunst has participated on numerous statewide committees including the Marcellus Shale Coalition task force to help draft Act 214 of 2011, requiring coordination between coal mine and gas well operators. Barb worked on the PA Technical Advisory Board Coal-Gas subcommittee with industry professionals, state and federal regulators to conduct a coal pillar field study that established procedures and mining limits to natural gas wells drilled into active coal mines. Barb is the immediate past-president of the PA Council of Professional Geologists, past president and vice president of the PA Mining Professionals, past member of the PA Coal Association underground regulatory committee and current member of the Women's Energy Network.  

    • September 15, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 114
    Register

    Predictability and Practicability of Attaining Pennsylvania’s Proposed MCLs for PFOS and PFOA in Groundwater

    Level: Intermediate

    Presenter

    Jeffrey R. Hale, P.G.

    Emerging Contaminants Practice Leader

    Woodard & Curran 

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' email within 60 seconds of registering, here; ask IT to release the Email; if you use Gmail, our system workflow emails are received into some other Gmail folder.  Please white-list all @pcpg.org emails.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 60 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    Level:Intermediate

    Who should attend:This presentation will be of particular interest to  consultants, regulators, and environmental managers interested in PFAS and contaminant hydrogeology.

    Webinar Overview:  Pennsylvania has initiated rulemaking to establish maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for the per and polyfluorinated alkyl substances PFOS (18 ng/L) and PFOA (14 ng/L).  These values are intended to be health-protective, and are more stringent than U.S. EPA’s health advisory level (HAL) of 70 ng/L for PFOS and PFOA, individually or combined. However, these criteria are slightly less stringent than those promulgated by some other states, such as Michigan, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.

    These MCLs are intended to be health protective at the tap / point of use.  However, the practicability of attaining these criteria in groundwater and the distance from source at which these regulatory criteria are attained without intervention have received little evaluation. The vast majority of PFAS mass in groundwater is represented by relatively few samples that are more than 10X the proposed MCLs for PFOS and PFOA. Conversely, relatively little mass of PFAS in groundwater corresponds to many samples with PFAS concentrations between the proposed Pennsylvania MCLs and 10X those MCLs.  This results in long PFAS plumes relative to ng/L MCLs with little mass in the distal extent of the PFAS plume. Empirical fate & transport modeling using available data sources demonstrates expected distances to attainment of Pennsylvania’s proposed MCLs for PFOS and PFOA, as well as the sensitivity of that attainment distance to other state and federal regulatory criteria and guidance values.

    About our presenter:  Jeffrey R. Hale, PG is located in Pittsburgh, PA where he has been a Pennsylvania Professional Geologist since 2000.  Jeff is the Emerging Contaminants Practice Leader at Woodard & Curran. He provides consultation, strategy, and direction for challenging environmental and natural resources issues with emphasis on PFAS, emerging contaminants, complex sites, remediation, liability management, and environmental forensics.

     

     

     

    • February 28, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center 800 East Park Drive Harrisburg, PA
    • 150

    Save the date!

    PCPG Annual Meeting

    The Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center

    800 East Park Drive
    Harrisburg, PA  17111

    Overview 

    8:00-9:00 AM:  Doors open.  Registration, Networking and Morning Refreshments

    9:00-4:30: Program


    4:30-6:00 PM: Announcements, Adjournment, Door Prizes, Continental Drifters Reception



    Student Poster Competition Schedule

    8:00-9:00 AM - Student Poster Mounting (Heritage Room)

    9:00-11:30 AM - Poster Judging (Heritage Room)

    11:50-12:50 - Attendees invited to visit poster room

    2:45-3:00 Poster Winners Announced (Ballroom A/B/C)



    Hotel Room Block:  Best Western is offering a PCPG-rate of $99.95++ for the nights of Monday, February 27 and/or Tuesday, February 28.  Check-in is 3 PM and check-out is 11 AM. This rate does not include breakfast, and the rate expires January 16 or when sold-out.  To make your reservation online, visit the PCPG-only web link, or telephone Best Western by dialing (717) 561-2800 and asking for the PA Council of Professional Geologists room rate. The rate has a 72-hour cancellation policy.



    • September 30, 2023
    • See order form
    Register
    To order a replacement certificate for a previously attended PCPG event, please complete the order form and remit payment.

    Replacement will occur only if attendee initialed the sign-in/sign-out sheet.

    During busy periods, certificate replacement may take 7-10 days.

    Questions? Contact Rose Jeffries by phoning (717) 730-9745.





 

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