NJDEP to Undertake Largest Technical Guidance Revision Yet

Posted on March 2nd, 2018

In December 2017, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) began to assemble the technical committee to update the August 2005 Field Sampling Procedures Manual (FSPM).  The FSPM is one of the 8 technical guidance documents developed prior to the enactment of the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA). There are currently 27 technical guidance documents developed after SRRA using the stakeholder process posted on the Site Remediation Program’s Guidance Library: The FSPM will be the largest guidance document to date to go through the stakeholder review process.

The FSPM is a 14-chapter “cookbook” that is a primary resource for environmental practitioners and professionals – This document covers a broad spectrum of media and associated sampling techniques as well as the quality assurance requirements and protocols recommended.  The document was developed to promote accuracy and consistency when sampling various environmental media across NJDEP programs.

JM Sorge is participating in multiple FSPM chapter workgroups to review, comment, and update sections of the manual. The workgroups consist of environmental professionals within NJDEP and private industry.

These changes could affect the application of current and future sampling techniques, and field procedures for environmental projects. If you are concerned how your site may be affected, please feel free to contact our office for assistance.


John Bracken

Senior Manager/LSRP

JM Sorge, Inc.

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