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Do You Need A Licensed Site Remediation Professional?


Have you received a letter from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently about hiring an LSRP to manage your environmental contamination project? If so, Birdsall Services Group IS HERE TO HELP!


As you may or may not know, in the last two years the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has initiated changes on how environmental projects are managed. The changes started in 2009 with the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), followed by the “new” Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS) rule.


As part of these “new” rules the NJDEP has recently issued correspondence to responsible parties associated with contaminated properties that they should hire a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) for the management of their environmental site, and enter into the LSRP program.  It is important to recognize that this NJDEWP correspondence are part of the NJDEP strategic plan to have all existing cases, as well as new cases, enter the LSRP program by May 2012. 


The LSRP program effectively represents a transition from the existing NJDEP lead project management system, to LSRP lead project management.  The LSRP program effectively utilizes licensed LSRP’s to implement the NJDEP regulations, while the NJDEP provides limited oversight and auditing services.  In this capacity each LSRP will present different and independent experiences and/or approaches to complete a project.  The LSRP program also provides for mandatory timeframes by which a responsible must comply, as well as NJDEP permit and oversight fees. 


Although there may be reasons why you may not want to retain an LSRP at the moment, there are also many potential reasons why retaining an LSRP does make sense at the current time. If you are not sure what direction to go, or even have simple questions regarding the positives and negatives of retaining an LSRP, BSG IS HERE TO HELP. BSG currently has 6 LSRPs on staff, all of which are experienced in the implementation of the LSRP program; as well as an equal number of environmental professionals  should your project strategy not require LSRP interaction.  


If you would have any questions regarding this program, BSG offers a complimentary meeting or phone conversation (depending on location) to answer any questions you may have to assist you in determining the best approach and strategy for your project. If interested, please do not hesitate to call or email Timothy Kinsella at (908) 497-8900  ext 6283, or email at TKINSELLA@Birdsall.com.