Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Interest high as new NJDEP site-cleanup program nears


In May, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will turn over authority and responsibility for the remediation of contaminated sites to independent engineering practitioners called Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs).

It marks a major change in regulatory direction for New Jersey which formerly attempted to manage the program exclusively within the NJDEP. That led to years of processing delays and an eventual backlog of more than 20,000 sites.

In May of 2009, the state Legislature stepped in and created the LSRP program, modeled on a cleanup-program in Massachusetts. 

Interest in the rules and procedures that will govern the new program was evident this morning as more than 200 people turned out to hear DEP officials conduct an overview session in Edison sponsored by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.

NJBIZ today carried a report on the day-long program that included 14 speakers on topics such as the status of the new LSRP licensing exam, implementation of the new program, the future of training for the site remediation program and specific looks at the documents being furnished by the DEP.

Related:
Overview of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Program
Slides for the Overview of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) ProgramQuick Reference Guide: Major differences between old SRP process and the new LSRP program
New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA) Website

What is an LSRP? Fox, watchdog, rat or scapegoat?

What do you want from NJ's LSRP program?


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