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What does the New Jersey LSRP program mean to you?

In 2012, New Jersey passed a unique program to stimulate the cleanup of contaminated sites in a timely manner: the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program. After its implementation by the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), the LSRP program now certifies a qualified private professional to act on behalf of the NJDEP.

If you have property in New Jersey, you may be required to conduct an environmental investigation and/or cleanup on your land. At first, this may sound like a hassle; but thanks to having a LSRP, you save time and do not require NJDEP approval to continue with the cleanup of your site.

 

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When are you required to have a LSRP at your property?

You are required to take action and retain a LSRP if one or more of the following fits your situation:

  • You have discovered or have knowledge of a discharge of a hazardous substance.
  • You become a responsible pursuant to the Spill Compensation and Control Act for a discharge.
  • You are the owner or operator of a regulated Underground Storage Tank (UST) that has had a discharge or suspected discharge occur.
  • You are the owner or operator of a regulate UST undertaking closure.
  • You are the owner of an industrial establishment and choose to transfer ownership or cease operations, thus triggering ISRA.
  • You are the recipient of a No Further Action (NFA) that has been rescinded or Response Action Outcome (RAO) that has been invalidated.

Action is also required when there is an Immediate Environmental Concern (IEC) and/or Vapor Concern (VC).

 

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NJDEP regulatory deadlines that are important to you.

Certain phases of the LSRP program have mandatory deadlines, and missing a deadline can lead to enforcement actions. If you are currently conducting an environmental investigation and/or remediation on your site, avoid legal hassles and be conscious of upcoming, important dates.

 

Discharge Discovered before May 7, 1999

– Remedial Investigation to be completed by May 7, 2014 (ALREADY PASSED)

– Remedial Action (soil-only remediation) completed by May 7, 2017 (ALREADY PASSED)

– Remedial Action (soil and other media remediation) completed by May 7, 2019

 

Discharges Discovered between May 7, 1999 – March 1, 2010

Regulated UST and ISRA Cases

– Remedial Investigation (soil impact only) completed by March 1, 2015 (ALREADY PASSED)

– Remedial Investigation (soil and/or other media impact) completed by March 1, 2017 (ALREADY PASSED)

– Remedial Action (soils-only remediation) completed by March 1, 2018

– Remedial Action (soil and other media remediation) completed by March 1, 2022

 

Spill Act Cases

– Remedial Investigation (soil impact only) completed by May 7, 2015 (ALREADY PASSED)

– Remedial Investigation (soil and/or other media impact) completed by May 7, 2017 (ALREADY PASSED)

– Remedial Action (soils-only remediation) completed by May 7, 2018

– Remedial Action (soil and other media remediation) completed by May 7, 2022

 

Remedial investigation and remedial actions can both be complicated and take several years to complete. Our best advice is to not delay taking action; save yourself the cost and stress of waiting until the last minute by planning ahead while you still have options.  

 



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Useful NJDEP Official documents on LSRP:

Site Remediation Reform Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10C-1 et seq.
http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/regs/statutes/srra.pdf

N.J.S.A. 58:10C-16 Site Remediation Reform Act Conduct Provisions:
http://www.nj.gov/lsrpboard/board/prof_conduct/code_of_conduct_provisions.pdf

Overview of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Program:
http://www.nj.gov/lsrpboard/board/prof_conduct/code_of_conduct_provisions.pdf

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