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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.)

  • #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.)

  • Virtual Class - On-Demand - Flagger Training

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This instructor-led, virtual class, flagger training will be conducted for individuals who have flagging responsibilities on ANY ROAD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Others who would benefit from this course include: utility companies working on low volume roads, law enforcement personnel, municipal managers and elected officials (to understand the importance, and for budgeting purposes). This course has been designed to meet the PennDOT Publication 408 flagger training requirements mandated for all flaggers in Pennsylvania.

    This is a virtual training class. You will receive a registration confirmation, sent to the individual email that you use to register. This confirmation will contain a link to view and access the event from your computer. You will also be receiving a reminder email to attend this event that contains your information to join the event over your computer.

    You must log in, watch the class, and take the test using your own unique email address.

    This instructor-led, virtual class, flagger training will be conducted for individuals who have flagging responsibilities on ANY ROAD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Others who would benefit from this course include: utility companies working on low volume roads, law enforcement personnel, municipal managers and elected officials (to understand the importance, and for budgeting purposes).

    This course has been designed to meet the PennDOT Publication 408 flagger training requirements mandated for all flaggers in Pennsylvania. The course covers flagging procedures, work zone set-up requirements, and traffic control devices based on information from PennDOT Publication 213—Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and PennDOT Publication 234—Flagging Handbook.

    The course covers development of traffic control plans for flagging, use of typical layout figures from the Publication 213, and flagger visibility/procedures.  The course emphasizes teaching work zone traffic control guidelines and set-ups for typical municipal and utility work. All attendees who pass (70%) a 20-question exam will receive a flagger training wallet card, which is valid for three years.

    INTENDED AUDIENCE: Individuals who are performing work such as maintenance/ construction activities on ANY ROAD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC including: roadmasters, foreman, and street superintendents. Others who would benefit from this course include safety coordinators, law enforcement personnel and municipal engineers/managers.

    CLASS MATERIALS:  Attendees may bring a copy of PennDOT Publication 213 —Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines (April 2014 edition) to the class. Publication 213 can be downloaded from PennDOT’s website at:   http://www.dot.state.pa.us/pub.... THIS MAY BE SHARED – IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR EACH PERSON TO HAVE ONE COMPLETE COPY OF THE PUBLICATION.   Other materials that would be helpful, but are not required, include the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Part 6 Temporary Traffic Controlwww.mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov  and PennDOT Publication 234—Flagging Handbook http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/PubsForms/Publications/PUB%20234.pdf

    This virtual training is eligible for 2 PMGA Public Works points 

    Instructor:
                     John Storey, Jr.

    Registration Fee:
                     Member* -  $50.00
                     Non-Member –  $75.00

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

     

    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

     

  • On-Demand Webinar - Stormwater Management for Residential Developments

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, representatives of McMillen Engineering will provide an overview of the significant impact that residential development can have on municipalities’ ability to manage stormwater runoff, explore effective ways to implement stormwater management for residential users, and review commonly used stormwater management best practices for residential development.

    In this webinar, representatives of McMillen Engineering will provide an overview of the significant impact that residential development can have on municipalities’ ability to manage stormwater runoff, explore effective ways to implement stormwater management for residential users, and review commonly used stormwater management best practices for residential development.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Works Point

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  FREE

                    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).

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Don't Wait: How to Prepare Now for the Next Crisis

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The best way to handle a crisis is to prevent it. The second best way is to be prepared for it. Having a crisis plan in place before a crisis happens is key to getting your township on the road to recovery. Attend this session led by an accredited public relations counselor to learn: the stages of a crisis; how to go about creating a crisis plan; must-have content for your crisis plan; and best practices for effective communication during a crisis.

    The best way to handle a crisis is to prevent it. The second best way is to be prepared for it. Having a crisis plan in place before a crisis happens is key to getting your township on the road to recovery. Attend this session led by an accredited public relations counselor to learn: the stages of a crisis; how to go about creating a crisis plan; must-have content for your crisis plan; and best practices for effective communication during a crisis.

    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).

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - How to Manage Utilities in ROWs in 2020

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Numerous companies have facilities or wish to install new facilities in the narrow ribbon of real estate known as the public rights-of-way. Yet, townships are charged with the task of managing these facilities to protect public safety. This webinar will review how to balance those competing interests, including by covering three major legal rulings that have fundamentally altered the ability of townships to perform this task--the 2019 PA Supreme Court decision in City of Lancaster v. PUC, the 2019 FCC Cable Franchise Order, and the 2018 FCC Wireless Order.

    Numerous companies have facilities or wish to install new facilities in the narrow ribbon of real estate known as the public rights-of-way. Yet, townships are charged with the task of managing these facilities to protect public safety. This webinar will review how to balance those competing interests, including by covering three major legal rulings that have fundamentally altered the ability of townships to perform this task--the 2019 PA Supreme Court decision in City of Lancaster v. PUC, the 2019 FCC Cable Franchise Order, and the 2018 FCC Wireless Order.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Planning/Zoning Point

    Eligible for 1 CLE Credit

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                    CLE Credit - $15.00

                 *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).

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Best Practices for Municipal Records Retention

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Is your township struggling to get a good handle on its records? Do you have staff members who are working remotely and don’t know what to do with their records? In this webinar, Tyler Stump, an archivist with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, will review what records the Commonwealth allows townships to store electronically and make suggestions as to what sorts of records should (and should not) be created and stored electronically. He will also review the Commonwealth’s PDF/A policy, which governs the electronic storage of permanent records, and address the impact of employees working from home on municipal records retention.

    Is your township struggling to get a good handle on its records? Do you have staff members who are working remotely and don’t know what to do with their records? In this webinar, Tyler Stump, an archivist with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, will review what records the Commonwealth allows townships to store electronically and make suggestions as to what sorts of records should (and should not) be created and stored electronically. He will also review the Commonwealth’s PDF/A policy, which governs the electronic storage of permanent records, and address the impact of employees working from home on municipal records retention.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration 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).

    CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee.