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Remedial Action Permit Guidance, HazSite Updates, Online Portal, and More

Remedial Action Permit Requirements for RCRA GPRA 2020, CERCLA and Federal Facility Sites under Traditional NJDEP Oversight

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has developed guidance on how Remedial Action Permits will be implemented at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) 2020, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and Federal Facility Sites. The document that is posted on the Department’s training and tools web page here outlines when remedial action permits and biennial certifications are required and information on the associated  fees and oversight costs at RCRA GPRA 2020, CERCLA and Federal Facility sites. It is suggested you review this document, particularly if you have a case involving one of these types of facilities.


LSRP Hot Topics – Remediation Funding Source and Financial Assurance

One session will be held on:

  • Thursday, October 11th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the DEP Public Hearing Room, Trenton (registration begins at 3:30 PM)

Program Description:

This session will provide the LSRP and other interested parties with an overview of the Remediation Funding Source (RFS) and Financial Assurance (FA) requirements.  The following topics will be covered during the session:

  • Overview of RFS and FA requirements
  • Difference between RFS and FA
  • Forms and Model Documents
  • How to get funds disbursed from RFS
  • Surcharge information and Invoicing
  • Remediation Cost Review for RFS and FA
  • Process for going from RFS to FA
  • Getting RFS funds returned upon RAO
  • Using proceeds of sale to post RFS
  • Environmental opportunity zone and innovative remediation technology
  • Questions and Answers

The NJDEP encourages you to email questions you would like discussed at the session by October4, 2012 to karen.jentis@dep.state.nj.us

Presenters:

  • Karen Jentis – Bureau of Compliance and Enforcement Linda Grayson – Bureau of Compliance and Enforcement

Registration:

Presentation Materials:

The slides and resulting audio will be posted on the LURP, Site Remediation Program (SRP),  and the LSRPA web sites shortly after the presentation for future reference.

For information about the LSRP Hot Topics – Identification of Land Use Resources and Permitting (LURP) for Contaminated Sites and Landfill Closures on October 27, click here.


HazSite Changes

The SRP has updated the electronic data deliverable (EDD) format and the HazSite web site. The web site now includes an updated version of the SRP Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) manual. The new EDI manual includes all the updated table and field definitions required to submit an accurate EDD. The new EDI manual also includes a submission process which coincides with the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Program being implemented by SRP. A new version of SRP’s Electronic Data Submittal Application (EDSA) has been released in concert with the new EDI manual. The new EDSA is known as EDSA7. All LSRPs should use EDSA7 since it benefits the data preparer by reducing data submittal failures and increases data quality. SRP strongly recommends the use of EDSA7 for all data submittals.

The updated HazSite web site, the new EDI manual and EDSA7 is on-line now. Any EDD submitted on or after November 1, 2012 must comply with the new EDD format.

A few of the new data submittal requirements and EDSA7 updates are:

  • Data submission will be via email;
  • Data must be submitted in a txt format;
  • A well permit number must be included for all permanent wells;
  • Several new fields such as CONTACTNAM (contact name) and CONTACTTEL (contact telephone number) have been added;
  • The “sample number” fieldg, has been expanded from 7 to 50 characters so that a larger string can be entered;
  • In an effort to improve the accuracy and reliability of final sample data, EDSA7 includes a web link to additional warning and error messages with more concise descriptions; and
  • EDSA will check online for updates to the program whenever it is used and direct the data preparer where to download the updated version.

The new EDSA7 version has been beta tested by internal SRP users as well as an external LSRP / laboratory beta test team.


Notice of Availability of Online Portal for the Submission of Annual Remediation Fee Reporting Form and Licensed Site Remediation Professional Notification of Retention or Dismissal Form

Take notice that the Department’s online portal for the submission of the Annual Remediation Reporting Fee form and the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Notification of Retention or Dismissal form is now available. N.J.A.C. 7:26C-1.6(c) provides that:

Within 90 days after the date that the Department informs the public, by a notice in the New Jersey Register, that an electronic portal is available, the person responsible for conducting the remediation shall submit to the Department via the electronic application all forms, applications and documents required by this chapter and the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, N.J.A.C. 7:26E electronically.

Accordingly, on December 16, 2012, all Annual Remediation Reporting Fee forms and all Licensed Site Remediation Professional Notification of Retention or Dismissal forms shall be filed electronically through NJDEP Online, http://www.nj.gov/dep/online/.

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