Webinar: Suspected Asbestos in Soil on Site in NZ – What Next?


Webinar: Suspected Asbestos in Soil on Site in NZ – What Next?

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FAMANZ Webinar  | Suspected Asbestos in Soil on Site in NZ – What Next?

DATE: Thursday 3 March 2022

TIMES: Thursday 24 March, 2022 @ 2.00pm AEDT | 4.00pm NZDT | 11.00am AWST

Meet our Presenter

Christopher Mongillo
Principal Scientist at Sephira Environmental Limited

This webinar will discuss what to do when asbestos in soils is suspected on site. Requirements for carrying out a preliminary site inspection (PSI) and what to do next if asbestos is present will be explored as well as when a SQEP (suitably qualified and experienced person) is needed, when a resource consent is needed for removal and the role of an asbestos assessor for asbestos in soil removal.

Navigating the Asbestos Regulations, Resource Management Act, and Reporting guidelines can be difficult. This webinar is designed to help with common misconceptions in managing asbestos in soil in the early stages.

Christopher Mongillo is a USA born and raised environmental chemist (BS Chemistry, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1986) who has lived and worked in Christchurch New Zealand for 14 years. He has over 35 years of experience in the US and New Zealand investigating and remediating contaminated land. For 10 of those years, he held licenses issued by New York State to undertake building and land surveys to identify asbestos (Licensed Surveyor), as well as to design and oversee asbestos related remedial projects (Licensed Designer). Christopher is recognized by district and regional councils throughout New Zealand as a Suitably Qualified and Experienced environmental Practitioner (SQEP). For the past 7 years has been a co-owner and Director of Sephira Environmental Limited, during which he as participated in over 500 investigations of contaminated land. A large part of that work involved asbestos contamination in soil. Prior to founding Sephira, Christopher served as a Principal Contaminated Sites Officer for Canterbury Regional Council (ECAN) for 5 years.

LOCATION:  Zoom – your computer

COST: Free for FAMANZ Members
$30 for non-members

Register on the FAMANZ website – look for the Events tab.

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The webinar will be recorded. A link to access the recording will be sent to all registered participants after the webinar.

CPD Points: This event will count as 1/2 CPD points in Category B in your FAMANZ Continuous Professional Development programme.

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