Friday, April 4, 2008

Changes ahead for site remediations in NJ

Significant changes are brewing for New Jersey's environmental site remediation program.

The Senate Environment Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee will hold joint hearing on April 15 to take testimony on proposed changes.

Topics for discussion include:

* The use of licensed site professionals to review some remediations;
* Remedy selection/encouragement of permanent remedies;
* Engineering and institutional controls;
* Standards for the remediation/replacement of underground tanks;
* Site remediation enforcement issues;
* Issues concerning remediation funding, and,
* Change in use of contaminated sites.

The fact that both committees are meeting together is an indication that serious changes are in the works.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 4 on the St Floor of the State House Annex. That's the building to the right when you are facing the State House in Trenton.

As we learn more about the details, we'll pass them on to our blog readers.

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