Child Care Environmental Regulations Overview

Posted on August 1st, 2013

Current child care regulations can often be confusing due to the involvement of multiple regulatory agencies, as well as the complexity in evaluating what regulations are applicable to the facility based on facility age, prior use, location, etc. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) requires clearance from the NJDEP/LSRP in all cases and from the Department of Health (DOH) in some cases. The following is a brief summary of the regulations and a description of when they are applicable....more

NJDEP Compliance Assistance Alert

Posted on August 15th, 2012

In July 2012 NJDEP issued letters to owners and operators of underground storage tank (UST) systems titled “Compliance Assistance Alert – Underground Storage Tank Registration Certificates.” The letters cite the State’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), which stipulates that remediation of past and future discharges is the responsibility of UST owners and operators, and that a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) must be hired to oversee remediation at all regulated UST sites (including those for which tank closure reports are outstanding)....more

PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) Soil Remediation

Posted on July 31st, 2012

JM Sorge, Inc. (JMS) was retained by a property owner in Union County, New Jersey to complete the clearance of their property under the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA). An earlier investigation conducted by others identified polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) contamination in the onsite soil at concentrations above 50 ppm. Due to the high concentrations of PCBs, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that a Self-Implementing Cleanup and Disposal Plan (SIP) be submitted and approved before remediation of the PCB waste can commence....more

Remedial Priority Scoring System Update

Posted on July 5th, 2012

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has begun sending letters to Responsible Parties and site owners regarding site specific information that will be used to ultimately calculate a Remedial Priority Score (RPS) for a site. The RPS then determines the site’s category (1 through 5). The RPS system was explained in a previous blog article (April 16, 2012)....more

LSRP Program & Mandatory Receptor Evaluations Deadlines

Posted on February 13th, 2012

One important mandatory deadline has come and gone, with a second deadline approaching rapidly....more

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