As NJ Enviro Deadline Looms, Eyes Remain On Sites

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 6:33 PM EST) -- In May 2009, New Jersey enacted the landmark Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”), which changed the paradigm for the remediation of contaminated sites in the state. Prior to the enactment of SRRA, a responsible party’s environmental consultant would submit work plans and reports of fieldwork to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) for review and approval.

Often NJDEP would conditionally approve submittals, requesting that additional fieldwork be performed or information be submitted. This iterative approach often was very time-consuming. It was not uncommon for...
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