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New Historic Fill Material and Diffuse Anthropogenic Pollutants (DAP) Guidance Document

Posted on November 18th, 2011

On October 20, 2011 New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released a new Technical Guidance document about how to address Historic Fill Material and Diffuse Anthropogenic Pollutants (DAP). A copy of the guidance document is available from NJDEP’s website here:...more


Apps Help Environmental Consultants and Scientists Provide Better Services

Posted on October 24th, 2011

As with every profession, the environmental world is changing in response to advances in technology. Environmental consultants & scientists in the field can now use their smart phones to take pictures of sample locations, use the GPS locater (in a pinch), email their supervisor pictures of site conditions, log soil conditions in a mobile soil boring program, and the list goes on and on. Besides the basic functions of a smart phone, there are numerous applications, or apps, that are starting to appear on the market. Some of the current environmental focused apps will give you access to USDA soil survey data, and there are even laboratory apps for sample processing....more


Site Remediation Program Licensing Board

Posted on October 7th, 2011

When the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) was enacted in 2009 It provided for the establishment of a Site Remediation Program Licensing Board (SRPLB) to oversee the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) who would implement the Act. The Act further specified that the SRPLB would be comprised of a diverse group of individuals representing industry, state regulators, academia, the environmental community, and LSRPs themselves. The result being a group of individual possessing a variety of viewpoints which represent all of the various groups affected by the new law....more


JM Sorge, Inc. Receives Certification of Authorization to Perform Engineering Services in New Jersey

Posted on September 21st, 2011

With the recent addition of a New Jersey professional engineer to its staff, JM Sorge, Inc. became eligible for an Engineers & Land Surveyors Certificate of Authorization to provide engineering service in New Jersey....more


NJDEP Releases New Fill Guidance Document

Posted on September 14th, 2011

The NJDEP has released the new Fill Guidance document with specifies new requirements and changes the game for the use of clean or alternative fill at Site Remediation Program (SRP) sites....more


JM Sorge Celebrates 25 Years as New Jersey Environmental Consulting Firm

Posted on September 9th, 2011

JM Sorge, Inc., a leading NJ environmental firm, is celebrating its twenty-fifth year in business. JM Sorge, Inc. (JMS) provides environmental services such as investigation and remediation design, liability and risk assessment, brownfield redevelopment, regulatory compliance and permitting, and NJ LSRPs....more


Environmental Impacts of a Flood: Preparedness

Posted on September 7th, 2011

It has been over a week since Hurricane Irene had barreled through the region; however, the effects of the storm persist. Strong winds downed power lines and rushing waters collapsed portions of Route 287 and the Garden State Parkway. Flooding occurred in many areas that have never previously been affected. Were you prepared for the storm?...more


NJDEP Posts Proposed Final Site Remediation Reform Act Rules

Posted on September 7th, 2011

The NJDEP posted proposed rules to complete the phase-in of the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) The SRRA is the law that changes the way contaminated sites are investigated and remediated and it also established the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program. The program is designed to accelerate the pace of cleaning up the New Jersey’s over 16,000 contaminated sites by using LSRPs to oversee remediation at most of these sites....more


Environmental Impacts of a Flood: Preparedness

Posted on September 7th, 2011

It has been over a week since Hurricane Irene had barreled through the region; however, the effects of the storm persist. Strong winds downed power lines and rushing waters collapsed portions of Route 287 and the Garden State Parkway. Flooding occurred in many areas that have never previously been affected. Were you prepared for the storm?...more


Why do my Maps have to be GIS compatible?

Posted on August 16th, 2011

The Technical Requirements of Site Remediation (N.J.A.C. 7:26E) and many of the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) forms require maps to be submitted to the Department in a GIS compatible format. Why the bother? What is GIS and what’s the big deal with GIS compatible data?...more


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