On January 16, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published its new guidance on vapor intrusion, including significant changes to the groundwater vapor intrusion screening levels. Parties involved in the remediation process should discuss the impact of the new guidance with their environmental professionals. The link to the new NJDEP guidance isRead More
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.Read More
The 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.Read More
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer will be hosting the CIANJ Environmental Business Council's Practitioners Forum regarding the new LSRP Site Remediation program. This forum focuses on recent developments pertaining to the LSRP program, which allows practitioners, LSRPs, environmental consultants, attorneys and other members of the EBC to have informal discussions on topics members raise at these forums that occur every other month.Read More