JMS attended the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) webinar, which presented the recent updates to the Fill Material Guidance for SRP Sites. The Fill Material Guidance is one of the key documents LSRPs and other environmental professionals must reference when evaluating the use of fill materials at Site Remediation Program sites. Often the importation of fill or the movement of on-site soils for use as fill is a major component of grading operations at SRP sites undergoing redevelopment. For environmental professionals, the importation of certified clean fill from a licensed facility or quarry is the simplest option from a regulatory standpoint, as this material has already undergone the necessary testing and approval processes for use. However, large amounts of soil on-site are often generated during cutting and grading processes, and the export of excess material on-site and the importation of clean fill can increase costs significantly.
The updated guidance provides additional guidelines for the pre-approval process when using alternative fill from on-site AOCs, sampling requirements for both clean and alternative fill, requirements for a fill use plan, as well as clarification on the use of recycled concrete at SRP sites. The following are some of the main points DEP presented in the webinar:
Fill Sampling and Soil Movement
CAO/BUD Requirements for Non-Soil Recycled Materials
Fill use Plans
NJDEP’s webinar can be found here: https://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/srra/training/#fill_hap
If you have any questions about the use of fill material for your projects, please reach out to JMS at (908) 218-0066 or email email@example.com to learn how we can help.