On May 7, 2009, the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) was promulgated to “increase the pace of remediation, thus helping to decrease the threat of contamination to public health and safety and of the environment, and to quickly return underutilized properties to productive use”. The promulgation of SRRA established the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program. All releases of hazardous materials subject to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Site Remediation Program (SRP) regulations must be overseen by an LSRP, unless specific exemptions apply.
While the NJDEP continues to have overall regulatory authority of the clean-up process by requiring persons responsible for site remediation to comply with applicable regulations, the day to day investigation and clean-up process is overseen by the LSRP of record for the site. A thirteen member Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board consisting of the NJDEP Commissioner, State Geologist, and eleven public members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, is responsible for licensing and monitoring the performance of individual LSRPs.
Peak currently has seven LSRPs on staff who ensure that project endpoints are defined early and in accordance with the Clients needs, and who utilize professional judgment to guide them through the technical and regulatory requirements necessary to reach the agreed upon endpoint. Peak’s LSRPs oversee all aspects of the individual projects to which they are assigned. They manage the preparation of all submissions, including both forms and reports, and ensure that they are completed within NJDEP’s mandatory and regulatory timeframes. At the conclusion of the remediation a Response Action Outcome (RAO) is issued by the LSRP.