The Remediation Wire

Legal News Regarding The Environment

PRIVATIZING REMEDIATION CASES IN NJ: IS NJDEP REALLY OUT OF THE PICTURE?

With the introduction of the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), New Jersey in effect “privatized” the site remediation process, transferring responsibility for issuing “approvals” from regulators to “Licensed Site Remediation Professionals” (LSRPs). Under previous regulations, NJDEP would ultimately issue final approvals, i.e., No Further Action Letters which would close out the remediation obligations. Owners and […]

Escrows and Response Action Outcomes: It’s Over, When it’s Over

Under the new Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), in most cases final determinations are made by the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP).  The LSRP, not the State, issues the final “approval”, now known as a Response Action Outcome (RAO).  In essence, RAOs replace No Further Action Letters which were issued by the State in the pre-SRRA era.  […]

Sell First, Cleanup Later

Effective November 3, 2009, under New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”), an owner or operator wanting to “sell first and cleanup later” can do so, provided a “Remediation Certification” is filed with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”). The Certification must provide specificity as to the proposed transaction and the manufacturing site, […]