New Jersey Legislature Passes Amendments to the Site Remediation Reform Act

The Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), enacted in 2009, transformed the site remediation process in New Jersey through the creation of the licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) program.  On June 27, 2019, the Legislature passed and sent to the Governor the first major set of changes to SRRA since its enactment.  These changes, embodied in

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SRRA 2.0 is HERE!!!

On May 13, 2019, Senator Bob Smith (17th District) introduced S3682 (A5293 introduced by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin) after an extensive and ongoing stakeholder process. Phil Brilliant, owner of Brilliant, participated in the stakeholder process as a member of the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board, representing the views and recommendations of the Board. The bill

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Exciting News at Brilliant – Staff Changes

During this time of change at Brilliant, in our 13th year of providing environmental services in New Jersey, several members of our team have received promotions or renewed responsibilities. They are as follows: Brian Babcock, LSRP: Brian joined Brilliant in 2014 and has been responsible for remediation on UST, ISRA and redevelopment projects since his

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New Groundwater Quality Standards for PFOA and PFOS Impacts Site Remediation

On Monday, April 1, 2019 (not an April Fool) NJDEP proposed to establish specific ground water quality standards for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). The DEP reported New Jersey is the first in the nation to set drinking water standards for these chemicals, attractive and profitable for many commercial/industrial applications but linked to various health problems

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Remedial Action Regulatory Timeframe for Sites with May 7, 2014 Remedial Investigation Deadline is 60 days away; unless….

The person responsible for conducting remediation shall complete the implementation of the remedial action and submit a remedial action report for a contaminated site within the following regulatory timeframes (NJAC 7:26E-5.8): For Sites subject to the statutory requirement to complete remedial investigation on or before May 7, 2014 (without the exception below), the remediation of

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Amendments to the Private Well Testing Act Rule

Through a rule published in the New Jersey Register on September 4, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) amended the Private Well Testing Act (PWTA) Rules N.J.A.C. 7:9E. PWTA rule changes include monitoring requirements based upon the adoption of a maximum contaminant level of 30 parts per trillion for 1,2,3-trichloropropane, also known

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Karen Markey named Office Manager

Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC (Brilliant) is excited to announce that Karen Markey has been named Office Manager.  Karen joined Brilliant in 2013 with administrative experience in the legal, contracting and service industries and has adapted well to the environmental consulting and contracting world and is a key member of the Brilliant staff.  Karen is responsible

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Brilliant Environmental Services Settles into New Office in Jackson Township, NJ

Founded in 2006, Brilliant Environmental Services started in Lakewood, NJ, then moved to Toms River in 2009 and now to Jackson Township in 2019.  Looking forward to much success in our new offices, so if you are in need of site remediation services, reach us at (732) 818-3380 or marketing@brilliantenvironmental.com.

Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2018

The annual top 10 safety violations released by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emphasize the importance of worker safety.  Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the agency’s top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018 during the NSC (National Safety Council) Congress & Expo in Houston. Preliminary OSHA

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NJ Drinking Water Quality Institute Request for Public Input for 1,4-Dioxane

The Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) was established (Title 58:12A-20) to make recommendations including the development of maximum contaminant levels (MCLs), development of appropriate testing techniques to measure MCLs, and testing frequencies for implementation by the Drinking Water Program of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The DWQI is currently developing an MCL recommendation

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