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Combined Sewer Overflow Committee

Change Committee
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  1. Provided recommendations for the next CSO permits after reviewing the NJDEP’s technical response letters on the Long Term Control Plans.
  2. Co-hosted a workshop with APA NJ to discuss using redevelopment as a tool to improve CSOs and stormwater issues in general.
  3. Helped plan and promote the Construction Opportunities Forum for Diverse Business Owners, hosted by NJ I-Bank and NJ Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
  4. Laid the groundwork for a pilot program as part of a collaborative regional water workforce development initiative.
  1. Published a summary of Development and Evaluation of Alternatives Reports that CSO permit holders submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  2. Issued a case study on two workforce training programs in Camden, providing an overview that communities can refer to if they wish to create their own program. The programs were created to train residents of low-income communities and communities of color in green infrastructure maintenance and/or connect them to employment opportunities, including those in the water industry.
  3. Published a report on two Newark training programs to help bolster its water workforce.
  1. Produced a summary of Development and Evaluation of Alternatives Reports that CSO permit holders submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  2. Created an assessment of access to water workforce jobs for low-income communities and communities of color affected by CSOs.
  3. Gave multiple presentations at industry events on technical research conducted by the committee.
  1. Hosted peer-to-peer learning sessions to support the development of LTCPs with robust public participation and well-informed consideration of alternatives.
  2. Created a dedicated clearinghouse for LTCP resources to foster and promote collaboration an information-sharing among permittees.
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