One of the most far-reaching regulatory reforms ever enacted in New Jersey went into effect on November 3, 2009. This is when the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program under the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) was launched. It allows, for the first time, highly qualified, experienced environmental scientists and engineers, who are privately employed, to act as New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) licensed professionals and to assume direct responsibility for the oversight and closure of most types of environmental cleanups.
By establishing the LSRP program, environmental clean-up projects can be expeditiously completed under LSRP oversight, while allowing the NJDEP staff to ensure clean-ups overseen by LSRPs are performed in accordance with New Jersey environmental standards. The objective is to reduce long time delays created by large backlogs of case reviews by the NJDEP, thereby allowing contaminated properties to return to productive use for the benefit of the community and property owners. Similar licensed environmental professional programs exist in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, and other states.
Find out more about NJDEP’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program.
Benefits of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program:
- Facilitates better schedule and cost certainty
- Expedites remedial cleanups and case closures
- Coordinates goals with end use of property
- Provides the client regular informal communication
- Flexibility in achieving compliance
EWMA has licensed LSRP staff to assist clients with prompt case review and closure. We currently have dozens of NJDEP cases that are being overseen by our licensed LSRP staff. Contact us for a project evaluation and to discuss how to move forward within the framework of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional program.