Also of Interest
New Jersey Conference of Mayors 2023 Winter Summit
On Thursday, February 2 the New Jersey Conference of Mayors will hold their 2023 Winter Summit at the Trenton Historic Mason Temple, 100 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ. Registration is now open.
Please see the NJCM’s website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
FEMA and NJDEP To Host Federal Flood Risk Management Standards Training
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 2 Floodplain Management and Insurance Office and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) State National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator's office will be offering two virtual training sessions on the Federal Flood Risk Management Standards in New Jersey.
The virtual training sessions will take place Wednesday, January 25, at 11 a.m. and Thursday, January 26, at 1 p.m. There is no cost to attend the training sessions, but prior registration is required.
The training will focus on two recent FEMA policies and the accompanying Draft New Jersey Guidebook for Implementing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). These changes affect the design flood elevations for projects funded with Federal Public Assistance and Mitigation funding. Together with FEMA’s policy on the use of available flood hazard information, a federal minimum standard has been established that adds additional height requirements above FEMA’s Base Flood Elevation (BFE) mapping. It is anticipated that other Federal agencies will update their regulations in the future to comply with these policies.
Please share this information with your floodplain manager, construction official, and other interested parties. Please see the announcement from FEMA and the NJDEP for additional information.
Clean Water Council to Host a Virtual Meeting Regarding Impacts of PFAS
The New Jersey Clean Water Council will host a virtual meeting on Thursday, January 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. to solicit public input about environmental impacts of the PFAS family of chemicals, also known as “forever chemicals.” This meeting will focus on management of PFAS in the byproducts of the drinking water and wastewater treatment processes, known as residuals.
The Clean Water Council is soliciting public testimony focused on how to address the presence of PFAS in residuals and its potential impact on management alternatives. Information on NJ residuals production by management mode may be found at on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website.
The Council will provide up to five minutes per oral presentation and strongly encourages the submittal of detailed written comments by email or on paper to augment your testimony. Written comments will be accepted until January 27 and can be sent via email to CWC@dep.nj.gov.
This public hearing will be conducted through a virtual format using Microsoft Teams. A link as well as a telephone number to the virtual public hearing will be provided on the Clean Water Council website the morning of the hearing. For more information on the virtual meeting, please see the Clean Water Council’s website or email CWC@dep.nj.gov.