Thursday, May 7, 2009

Alert: NJ's Licensed Site Professional bill signed

Governor Jon Corzine today signed into law controversial legislation authorizing the state Department of Environmental Protection to license environmental engineers and others as Licensed Site Professionals who would be empowered to oversee the cleanup of contaminated properties.

The governor concurrently issued an Executive Order designed to address some of the concerns raised by environmental groups who have vigorously opposed the legislation .

Prior to the signing, Acting DEP Commissioner Mark Mauriello told members of the Assembly Budget Committee this morning that his department was preparing for the LSP bill's enactment. He predicted that an interim program would be up and operating within three months of the bill's signing.

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Previous posts on the LSP legislation:
Where's NJ's Licensed Site Professional bill?
NJ Gov. gets Licensed Site Professional bill
Licensed Site Professional vote Monday in NJ
NJ Licensed Site Professional bills advance
NJ Licensed Site Professional bill's encore
Will New Jersey see Licensed Site Professionals?

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