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  • #343 Advantex Wastewater Treatment System

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This training course describes the AdvanTex Treatment System and its status as a listed alternate technology in the State of Pennsylvania. This course covers several topics, including the technology behind AdvanTex Treatment Systems and an explanation of the classification listing for AdvanTex in the State of Pennsylvania.

    Course Content:

     

    The course content is available on the PSATS website:  #343 AdvanTex Wastewater Treatment System Web-based Course Content

    4 DEP Approved Credits  

    To purchase the assessment and to obtain your continuing education credits, you must register by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page to purchase the assessment. Your link to the assessment will be sent to you in a confirmation email.

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $100.00
                    Non-Member –  $120.00

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • #344 Eljen GSF System

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This training course describes the Eljen GSF System and its status as a listed alternate technology in the State of Pennsylvania. This course covers several topics, including onsite testing, the role of the system component, design, absorption area configurations, installation and maintenance requirements.

    This training course describes the Eljen GSF System and its status as a listed alternate technology in the State of Pennsylvania. This course covers several topics, including onsite testing, the role of the system component, design, absorption area configurations, installation and maintenance requirements.

    3 DEP Approved Credits 

    To receive 3-DEP approved credit hours or engineering professional development hours (PDHs) for this course, the registration fee must be paid for the assessment and a score of 70 percent or higher must be achieved on the assessment. The fee does not have to be paid to view the course content.


    Course Content:
    If you have not already reviewed the course content, it is available on the PSATS website, which you can access by clicking on the following link:  #344 Eljen GSF System Web-based Course Content

    To purchase the assessment and to obtain your continuing education credits, you must register by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page to purchase the assessment. Your link to the assessment will be sent to you automatically in your confirmation email. Upon successful completion of the assessment, a certificate will be available for you to save or print for your records.

    Upon completion of the assessment, your credits will be uploaded to DEP within 30 days.


    Fee for #344 Eljen GSF Assessment:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 90.00


    * To qualify as a PSATS member, the registrant must have paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners, and emergency management associations) or be an associate member.


    Cancellations/Refunds:
    Due to the nature of the assessment, there are no cancellations or refunds.

  • #901 Google Earth On-demand Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to Google Earth, a solid source for regional and worldwide maps and satellite images. These affordable services can be powerful communication tools for township supervisors, staff (sewage enforcement officers), and planning commissions. The instructor will demonstrate how to use Google Earth to assist with mapping.

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to Google Earth, a solid source for regional and worldwide maps and satellite images. These affordable services can be powerful communication tools for township supervisors, staff (sewage enforcement officers), and planning commissions. The instructor will demonstrate how to use Google Earth to assist with mapping.

    By attending the webinar, you will be able to:
    • State when Google Earth came into public use.
    • List what is needed to use Google Earth.
    • Describe the difference between the free and pro version.
    • Explain how Google Earth works with existing GIS programs.
    • Explain the different file organizations (my places vs. temp places).
    • Use Google Earth to find the specific lat/long of home plate at Citizens Bank Park and describe what is at Lat: 38°37'28.82"N Long: 90°11'4.75"W
    • Describe the difference between a KML and KMZ file type.
    • State approximately how far back the historical imagery feature in Google Earth for Eastern PA goes.
    • Name two standard layers that are in found in Google Earth.
    • Name the code you can copy and paste into the properties dialog box to make a pop-up box that contains a photo?
    • Briefly describe how to add an existing map as an image overlay.
    • Describe how you might use Street View and what would you look for.

    2 DEP Approved Credits 

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $50.00
                    Non-Member –  $60.00

     

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • #902 Ethics Act and You On-Demand Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The State Ethics Act was enacted to strengthen the faith and confidence of state and local citizens in their government, and to ensure that the financial interests of holders, nominees and/or candidates for public offices do not conflict with the public trust. It is important to always keep in mind that public office is a public trust, and that any effort to realize personal financial gain through your public office, other than compensation provided by law, is a violation of that trust. As a currently serving public official, you are subject to the provisions of the Ethics Act. This seminar has been designed to explain the mandates of the Ethics Act as it relates to public officials and employees, and to explore and define potential conflicts of interest situations that public officials/employees should avoid. Actual case scenarios will be presented and discussed as examples of situations relevant to public positions. Substantive and administrative aspects of personal disclosure statement will also be discussed, as well as the purpose and benefit of advisory opinions.

    The State Ethics Act was enacted to strengthen the faith and confidence of state and local citizens in their government, and to ensure that the financial interests of holders, nominees and/or candidates for public offices do not conflict with the public trust.  It is important to always keep in mind that public office is a public trust, and that any effort to realize personal financial gain through your public office, other than compensation provided by law, is a violation of that trust.  As a currently serving public official, you are subject to the provisions of the Ethics Act.  This seminar has been designed to explain the mandates of the Ethics Act as it relates to public officials and employees, and to explore and define potential conflicts of interest situations that public officials/employees should avoid.  Actual case scenarios will be presented and discussed as examples of situations relevant to public positions.  Substantive and administrative aspects of personal disclosure statement will also be discussed, as well as the purpose and benefit of advisory opinions.

    Instructor:
                    Brian D. Jacisin, Esquire, Deputy Executive Director/Director of Investigations, Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission

    2 DEP Approved Credits 

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $50.00
                    Non-Member –  $60.00

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)


  • #903 Onlot Sewage System Operations and Maintenance

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will review the operation and maintenance (O&M) inspections of an onlot sewage system. The webinar will explain when O&M inspections are required, review etiquette while on an inspection, cover the basics of collecting labs samples, describe the minimum equipment needed to conduct an inspection, review safety and liability issues, and review the O&M inspections for the following system components: tanks, filter and filter tanks, distribution, and absorption areas.

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will review the operation and maintenance (O&M) inspections of an onlot sewage system. The webinar will explain when O&M inspections are required, review etiquette while on an inspection, cover the basics of collecting labs samples, describe the minimum equipment needed to conduct an inspection, review safety and liability issues, and review the O&M inspections for the following system components: tanks, filter and filter tanks, distribution, and absorption areas.

    By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

    Explain why an SEO would perform an operation and maintenance (O&M) inspection.

    • Explain when O&M inspections are required.
    • Discuss etiquette
    • Explain the basics of lab samples
    • Describe the minimum equipment needed to complete an O&M inspection.
    • Review safety and liability issues
    • Review O&M inspections for the following:
      • Tanks
      • Filter and Filter Tanks
      • Distribution
      • Absorption Areas

     2 DEP Approved Credits 

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $50.00
                    Non-Member –  $60.00

     

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • #904 Onlot Management: An Opportunity to Engage and Educate On-Demand Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to the process of implementing an onlot sewage management program for a municipality. With the high cost of installing new public sewer systems in rural communities, municipalities benefit from investing in the implementation of an onlot sewage management program to maintain their current systems and prevent or minimize issues that will require the municipality to install public sewers.

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to the process of implementing an onlot sewage management program for a municipality. With the high cost of installing new public sewer systems in rural communities, municipalities benefit from investing in the implementation of an onlot sewage management program to maintain their current systems and prevent or minimize issues that will require the municipality to install public sewers.

    By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

    • Organize records

    • Develope and implemente an inspection ordinance

    • Educate the public

    • Write a letter to a property owner

    • Explain an inspection

    • Educate an individual on the benefits of an onlot management program

    2 DEP Approved Credits 

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $50.00
                    Non-Member –  $60.00

     

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • On-Demand Webinar - Spotlight on Fiber Reinforced Chip Seal

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the benefits of Fiber Reinforced Chip Seal Type A and B, which are crack-preventing treatments for use on township roads. Corinne Chalovich with Russell Standard Corporation will review the impressive advantages that Fiber Reinforced Chip Seal provides for preserving pavement life, especially when used in conjunction with differing waring courses as a SAMI layer (Type B). This webinar is intended for township engineers, roadmasters, other public works staff, supervisors and managers/secretaries.

    Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the benefits of Fiber Reinforced Chip Seal Type A and B, which are reflective cracking and preventative maintenance treatments for use on township roads.  Corinne Chalovich with Russell Standard Corporation will review the impressive advantages that Fiber Reinforced Chip Seal provides for preserving pavement life, especially when used in conjunction with differing wearing courses as a SAMI layer (Type B). This webinar is intended for township engineers, roadmasters, other public works staff, supervisors and managers/secretaries.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Works Point

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Building and Maintaining Effective Relationships with Volunteer Fire Companies - 2/5/20

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Virtually all municipal governments must interact with volunteer fire companies, yet too many times, volunteer fire companies communicate with municipalities only at budget time or when a crisis occurs. Positive relationships between municipal officials and volunteer fire company leaders are essential to providing the best possible service to your community. This webinar will identify why unclear expectations between public officials and volunteer fire companies can lead to problems. Solutions to those problems may be easier than expected. As they say, it’s all about relationships.

    Virtually all municipal governments must interact with volunteer fire companies, yet too many times, volunteer fire companies communicate with municipalities only at budget time or when a crisis occurs. Positive relationships between municipal officials and volunteer fire company leaders are essential to providing the best possible service to your community. This webinar will identify why unclear expectations between public officials and volunteer fire companies can lead to problems. Solutions to those problems may be easier than expected. As they say, it’s all about relationships.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Safety Point

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Simulcast - Awkward: Harassment and Other Things That Happen at Work

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The purpose of this live video simulcast (can attend at PSATS or remotely) is to provide all townships, from big to small, with real world examples of workplace harassment and hostile work environment claims so that managers, secretaries and elected officials will have the tools to prevent costly and inefficient employment litigation. Michael McAuliffe Miller and Renee Mattei Myers of Eckert Seamans are longtime practitioners in representing municipalities in labor and employment issues and have worked together to defend governments accused of harassment, hostile work environment and other claims relating to discrimination and harassment. They will draw on their experience to provide best practices for addressing and resolving the most common and most difficult employment matters. This is also a great opportunity for you to provide your staffs with this important training.

    The purpose of this live simulcast (can attend at PSATS or remotely) is to provide all townships, from big to small, with real world examples of workplace harassment and hostile work environment claims so that managers, secretaries and elected officials will have the tools to prevent costly and inefficient employment litigation.  Michael McAuliffe Miller and Renee Mattei Myers of Eckert Seamans are longtime practitioners in representing municipalities in labor and employment issues and have worked together to defend governments accused of harassment, hostile work environment and other claims relating to discrimination and harassment.  They will draw on their experience to provide best practices for addressing and resolving the most common and most difficult employment matters. This is also a great opportunity for you to provide your staffs with this important training.  

    This course will be eligible for 1.5 CLE credits (additional fee), 1.5 PMGA Administrative Points, and 1.5 SHRM credits.

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00
                    Non-Member -  $ 40.00
                    CLE Fee -  $ 22.50
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Simplifying the Complexities of Grant Writing

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, a municipal grant writer will speak about “lessons learned” from her years of helping communities strategically use grant funding to accomplish their priority projects. Hear suggestions on how to develop quality, well-planned projects that are attractive to funding agencies. Learn tips on how to craft your community’s story so that it can be translated into competitive grant applications. Get honest, firsthand insight into some of the most popular state grant funding programs used by municipalities.

    In this webinar, a municipal grant writer will speak about “lessons learned” from her years of helping communities strategically use grant funding to accomplish their priority projects. Hear suggestions on how to develop quality, well-planned projects that are attractive to funding agencies. Learn tips on how to craft your community’s story so that it can be translated into competitive grant applications. Get honest, firsthand insight into some of the most popular state grant funding programs used by municipalities.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Planning/Zoning Point

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).