Presented by: Carmel Mangan (Contaminated Land Officer, Hamilton City Council) and Terre Nicholson (Principal Environmental Consultant, HD Geo Limited)
The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on how to achieve better (and faster) consenting outcomes under the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (NESCS). You will:
- Get perspectives from both the territorial authority and environmental consulting stand point on the critical elements of a scientifically sound technical report;
- Gain an understanding of the relevance of the report details to decision making requirements under the NESCS;
- Hear about a case study on interpreting “piece of land” and associated consent requirements; and
- Receive tips for better communication, that leads to a smoother consenting process.
This 60-minute webinar will cover:
- An environmental consultant’s perspective – 20 minutes
- Tools for successful consenting outcomes
- What’s needed and expected from an SQEP
- Case study – site with multiple HAILs including “hot spot” activities
- 2. A regulator’s perspective – 20 minutes
- Reasons for applying the NESCS to land/a piece of land
- What’s you should be reasonably expected to know
- Case study Review – developing appropriate conditions for a site with multiple HAILs including “hot spot” activities
- Q & A – 10 minutes
About the presenters:
Carmel has over 10 years’ experience in environmental investigation and regulation. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. Carmel’s background includes ecological effects assessments, contaminated land assessments and regulatory compliance. Her experience includes landfill sites investigations and monitoring, water quality impacts on aquatic and marine habitats, and regulatory consenting requirements under the NESCS.
Terre has over 25 years’ of experience in environmental management. She is a CEnvP, with a specialist certification in Contaminated Sites and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering. Terre’s background includes contaminated land assessment and remediation. Her remediation experience includes multi-million dollar soil and groundwater remediation projects at highly complex sites with multiple contaminants and use of innovative remediation technologies.