Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Did you miss NJ's LSRP site cleanup program deadline?

If you own contaminated property in New Jersey and still have not engaged an LSRP
to clean it up, watch out!

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has your name and number and likely is already figuring out how much to fine you before it takes control of your project.

With few exceptions (underground storage tanks being one), every site owner with an environmental contamination problem was required to hire a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and file a cleanup plan with the DEP by the May 7, 2012 deadline.

If you have not, hoping the problem would magically go away, you miscalculated badly. 

Not only are you subject to significant fines but you also have lost the opportunity to use a private-sector LSRP to oversee the project. 

Now you're stuck with a DEP project manager. Which do you think will be focusing on a cost-efficient remediation?    

Related environmental news

The industry publication Dredging Today provides a nice summary of the state's new approach to site cleanups in New Milestone Reached in Reform of Contaminated Site Cleanup System.

Commercial property owners express lingering questions to NJBIZ in At site cleanup deadline, program offers progress, but also questions.

More LSRP stories:
What is an LSRP? Fox, watchdog, rat or scapegoat?

What do you want from NJ's LSRP program?

Interest high as new NJDEP site-cleanup program nears

Looking for an LSRP?

The association that represents them in New Jersey provides a 30-page member directory

What do you think about New Jersey's LSRP program? Use the comment box below. If one is not visible, activate it by clicking on the tiny 'comments' link.

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