The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) worked closely with the New Jersey Legislature and stakeholders to develop the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) which has changed the process used to conduct environmental investigations and cleanups in New Jersey. As part of SRRA, a program has been established for the licensing of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) who have the responsibility for oversight of environmental investigation and cleanup.
Licensed Site remediation Professionals or "LSRPs" are bound by a strict code of ethics, violation of which could result in the assessment of penalties as well as suspension or revocation of their licenses. The NJDEP will retain significant authority over the remediation process and will ensure that Licensed Site Remediation Professionals comply with all applicable regulations, but the day-to-day management of site remediation will be overseen by qualified LSRPs.
SRRA required the NJDEP to phase in implementation of the use of LSRPs by remediating parties. All parties initiating remediation after November 3, 2009 or who opt into the use of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program are required to follow the provisions of SRRA, including the requirement to hire a LSRP to conduct the remediation, and the requirement to remediate the site without prior NJDEP approval. All parties remediating sites on or after May 7, 2012 will be required to follow N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1.3b 1-9.
Refer to the NJDEP Site Remediation Program website for further information regarding SRRA and the LSRP program.