Important Message from NJDEP

It is a requirement that ALL responsible parties of contaminated sites now have an affirmative obligation to clean up their sites AND must do so in accordance with established Regulatory and Mandatory Time Frames. The Site Remediation Program’s regulations also have mandatory penalties associated with failure to comply and the first compliance deadline has already passed!  Please see www.nj.gov/dep/srp to read about the March 1, 2012 deadline and the Department’s Compliance Assistance Alert letters that were sent to more than 3,900 responsible parties.

If you are a property owner, municipality, school, or other entity in any way responsible for the cleanup of a contaminated site you should familiarize yourself with the legislation known as the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA, N.J.S.A. 58:10C) and the corresponding regulations known as the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS, N.J.A.C. 7:26C).  This legislation established a new class of environmental consultant, the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP).

The LSRP program will be fully implemented as of May 2012.

In order to help you understand the fundamentals of the LSRP program, please read the Overview of the LSRP Program document at www.nj.gov/dep/srp/lsrp_program_overview.html.

Please note that these requirements do not apply to unregulated heating oil tanks (i.e., residential tanks).  Contact Us if you missed this first deadline or if you need an LSRP before May 7, 2012!