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Urgent LSRP Information and Updated Guidance

Information Regarding Document Submittals by Terminated/Expired Temporary LSRPs

This notice is to advise temporary Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) whose licenses have expired or have been terminated as to the circumstances under which documents submitted by the temporarily licensed LSRP are valid. If a temporary  LSRP failed the LSRP permanent licensing exam three times between May 2012 and January 2013, they were notified on February 6, 2013 that their temporary LSRP license was terminated on February 6, 2013.  If a temporary LSRP did not pass the examination to become a permanent LSRP by February 28, 2013, they were notified on February 28, 2013 that their temporary LSRP license expired on February 28, 2013.

Documents submitted by temporary LSRPs whose licenses have expired or have been terminated are valid submissions only if they meet the following criteria:

Temporary LSRP License Terminated:

  1. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) received the document no later than February 13, 2013, 5:00 pm EST; and
  2. All work associated with the document must have been completed and certified before February 6, 2013, while the temporary license was valid.

Temporary LSRP License Expired:

  1. The NJDEP received the document no later than March 8, 2013, 5:00 pm EST; and
  2. All work associated with the document must have been completed and certified before February 28, 2013, while the temporary license was valid.

The NJDEP will not accept any document that is not a valid submission as discussed above.  The temporary LSRP and the person responsible for conducting the remediation (PRCR) will receive a letter that the document submitted has not been accepted by the NJDEP and that the PRCR must retain a permanent LSRP and resubmit a document certified by the permanent LSRP.

Additionally, the NJDEP will be invalidating any Response Action Outcome (RAO) that is not a valid submission as discussed above. The temporary LSRP and the PRCR will receive a letter that the RAO submitted has been invalidated by the NJDEP and that the PRCR must retain a permanent LSRP who is to issue an RAO.   Please note that a determination that an RAO submission is valid does not in any manner preclude the NJDEP from auditing the RAO in accordance with the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA).

If a document received by the NJDEP within the acceptable timeframes stated above is determined to be administratively deficient, the PRCR will be notified via letter of the deficiencies and that future submittals must be from a permanent LSRP.


Announcement from the SRPLB – Future LSRP Examinees

The Site Remediation Professionals Licensing Board (SRPLB) needs your help.  We are assessing the demand among unlicensed site remediation professionals to take the licensing exam during the next fiscal year (July 2013 – June 2014).

Please assist the SRPLB by contacting associates in your firm and your professional acquaintances and asking them to contact the SRPLB to help us put together a census of likely future examinees.  Please pass this on to any individuals who may potentially be interested in:

  1. An examination between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014; or
  2. An examination between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015

Qualifications to take the LSRP licensing exam include eight years of full-time professional experience of which five years shall have occurred in New Jersey, and at least three years shall have occurred in New Jersey immediately prior to submission of an application. To learn more about the qualifications to become an LSRP, visit the SRPLB’s website and look for the list of qualifications under “What’s New?”.

Note that going forward (now that temporary LSRP licenses have been phased out), any qualified individual may take the licensing exam as many times as necessary to attain a passing score to obtain a permanent LSRP license.  However, a separate application will be necessary each time the individual wishes to be admitted to the exam.

Please note that former temporary LSRPs who either did not take, or did not pass any of the four LSRP examinations that were offered from May 2012 through January 2013 must wait one year from the date of their termination/expiration letter before taking the examination.

Please respond to Karen Hershey, Secretary, SRPLB via email.


Updates to Coordination of NJDEP and USEPA PCB Remediation Policies

The Site Remediation Program has posted revised Coordination of NJDEP and USEPA PCB Remediation Policies guidance on its website to update the previous guidance dated March 3, 2011.  The revised guidance (March 1, 2013) includes additional information on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Performance-based Disposal option as codified in 40 CFR 761.61(b) for soil as a bulk polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) remediation waste.  The update also clarifies the LSRP’s notification responsibilities under TSCA and how they should document their coordination with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in key document submissions to the NJDEP.  The updated Coordination of NJDEP and USEPA PCB Remediation Policies guidance document can be accessed here.


Online Fee Service Interruption

The Remediation Fee Assessment and Payment Service within LSRP Related Services will be unavailable on April 4 due to scheduled maintenance. The service will be available again on Friday morning, April 5. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.

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