Thursday, January 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, and Friday, January 8, 10:00 am – noon. Register here.

Do you need help reviewing your town’s combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan (LTCP)?

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is accepting comments on the plans until January 31. Community voices are needed to ensure that the proposed projects, timelines, and costs, are the best solutions for your municipality.

This two-day workshop will explain the overarching issues addressed in each of the plans, like financing and green infrastructure, followed by breakout groups to discuss the specific proposals for each of the municipal and regional plans. Participants will leave with draft comments and guidance to finalize them. This workshop will create a basis of understanding of the CSO LTCPs and the new CSO permit process.

The Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign is offering a $250 stipend for organizations to send up to two members to participate in this virtual workshop. Stipends will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If your organization receives a stipend, the designated representative(s) is committing to participate in both sessions of the workshop and to review their town’s plan in advance. Organizations are welcome to send additional participants, and individuals are welcome to register, but stipends are not guaranteed.

Please fill out this registration form to participate in the workshop and indicate if your organization is interested in applying for a stipend by November 25.

The Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers campaign is also looking for guides to assist workshop attendees with reviewing the combined sewer overflow Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs) for the following utilities and municipalities: Perth Amboy/MCUA; Jersey City; PVSC, Paterson, Bayonne, Newark, East Newark, Harrison, Kearny, North Bergen/NBMUA/Guttenberg; Camden, Gloucester, CCMUA; Hoboken/NHSA; Elizabeth/JMEUC; BCUA/Hackensack, Fort Lee, Ridgefield Park.

Qualifications:

  • Intimately familiar with the CSO permit process and the issue of CSOs.
  • Able to answer basic questions about the LTCP process.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of a group and working with community members

Guide agreement:

  • Complete the LTCP review before the workshops.
  • Attend a preparation meeting.
  • Prepare topical points from the LTCP to discuss with the group during the two-day workshop to be held on December 3 and 4.

Guides will also be compensated with a $500 stipend. Please indicate if you are interested in applying to be a guide in the registration form.

For more information on participating in the workshop or being a guide please contact Mo Kinberg at mkinberg@njfuture.org

 

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