Mandatory Timeframes and Deadlines Drive Priorities and Costs

Posted on February 26th, 2014

NJDEP’s move to the LSRP program has had a significant effect on the management of environmental cases in the Garden State. Many are obvious and are a direct function of the program in and of itself, such as the LSRP’s direct ownership of case closures, the relative expedience to get cases closed, and the NJDEP’s newly defined roll in case management in the Site Remediation Program. But some other impacts are less obvious, particularly the new administrative burdens that have been placed on projects. These additional tasks can be related to completing the multitude of forms that are required and the revisiting of RAOs that have been submitted. The current rush to submit extension requests for the May 2014 Remedial Investigation Deadline is indicative of the scrambling and overhead that comes with the mandatory timeframes introduced with the SRRA requirements....more

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