Governor Christie Signs Emergency Regulations To Adopt FEMA's ABFEs Maps

By Jeffrey W. Cappola |   Jan. 25, 2013

FEMA Coastal Flood Zone NJ

Yesterday (January 24), Governor Christie announced he was signing emergency regulations to adopt FEMA's new Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps as the post-Sandy rebuilding standard,

"It is absolutely critical that we take this opportunity to rebuild NJ smarter and stronger in the aftermath of Sandy. That's why today I am approving emergency regulations being proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") to help fast-track the rebuilding process"

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Responsible Parties and their LSRPs Now Obligated to Respond to Public Inquiries

By Lawrence F. Jacobs |   Jan. 16, 2013

Under the “traditional” site remediation program, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) responded to inquiries asking for the status of an investigation/cleanup of a site because it had all the information necessary to do so at its disposal. That is no longer the case. Under the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) remediation program, and pursuant to the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS), N.J.A.C. 7:26C-1.7(o), the person responsible for conducting the remediation (RP) is required to respond to public inquiries either received by them directly or received by NJDEP. Further, according to NJDEP’s policy it will direct inquiries from the public, press and elected officials to both the RP and LSRP or in certain circumstances just to the LSRP. Therefore, RPs should establish a process with their LSRPs to respond to these public inquires to ensure timely and coordinated responses and to ensure that confidential or proprietary information is not released.

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Long Branch Advances New Flood Plan

By Lawrence F. Jacobs |   Jan. 14, 2013

Water Side HomesThe issuance of FEMA's advisory maps are already having a profound impact on development and redevelopment in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. As Long Branch moves to adopt FEMA's new advisory maps, other municipalities and state agencies are sure to follow suit.

We will continue to track the adoption of the advisory maps by local governments and by NJDEP, especially with regard to those projects already permitted and approved, those in the approval process, and those undergoing post-Sandy re-building.

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Interview with Dr. Jorge Berkowitz (NJ LSRP Board) [Video]

By Lawrence F. Jacobs |   Dec. 10, 2012

The Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA, N.J.S.A. 58:10C) set into view extensive changes to the process in which sites are remediated in the state of New Jersey. In the following video, we (Larry Jacobs & Barbara Koonz) sit down for a question & answer session with Dr. Jorge Berkowitz of Langan Engineering in order to discuss his role as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Board member in New Jersey. This interview primarily focuses on a variety of LSRP roles and responsibilities, as well as issues that have arisen.
This interview has been broken down into 10 parts:
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Topics : Guidance, NJDEP, Redevelopment, Fixed Price Remediation, LSRP; Guidance, Remediation, Licensed Site Remediation Professional | 0 Comments Read More

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