The NJDEP recently published “A New Jersey Property Owner’s Guide to Hiring Licensed Site Remediation Professionals.” An LSRP is a state certified individual with experience and technical knowledge whose role is to help the responsible party with the remediation of a contaminated site in accordance to state regulations set forth in the Site Remediation Reform Act, as well as the Licensing Board’s rules.
Many things should be considered prior to hiring an LSRP, but a good place to start is on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) current list of LSRPs, available here. The NJDEP recommends that property owners interview multiple LSRPs prior to signing on the dotted line. Property owners should have an attorney review the proposed contract, insurance policy, and scope of work before committing to a professional. Some important information to ask an LSRP includes: what are the applicable state regulations, their recommended actions to meet requirements, the schedule of work to be done, timeframes and fees, reports and documents to be prepared, and the overall cost.
Residential homeowners should note that an LSRP is not required for the remediation of a discharge from an unregulated heating oil tank (UHOT), except in certain circumstances. To speak with an LSRP, property owners can contact JM Sorge Environmental Consultants, where we currently have five (5) LSRPs on staff.