Governor Christie Signs Legislation to Extend Site Remediation Reform Act

By Jeffrey W. Cappola |   Jan. 29, 2014

On January 21, 2014 Governor Christie signed legislation that extends the Site Remediation Reform Act regarding the requirement for property owners with known contamination that occurred prior to 1999 to submit a Remedial Investigation Report ("RIR") to the NJDEP on or before May 7, 2014.

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NJDEP Needs to Hand the Reins Over to LSRPs

By Jeffrey W. Cappola |   Dec. 19, 2013

The Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”) was adopted May 7, 2009 and has been fully enacted since May 7, 2012 and still the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) is having difficulty relinquishing their authority to Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (“LSRP”) over several site remediation program cases. As we all know, the purpose of the program, a critical component of the SRRA, is to privatize the NJDEP case manager role by transferring their authority to LSRPs who are required to have certain qualifications and pass a difficult written exam.

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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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Topics : LSRP, Legislation, Regulation, Compliance, Contamination, NJDEP, Redevelopment, Remediation, Licensed Site Remediation Professional | 0 Comments Read More

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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