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1 Site Remediation and the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program Site Remediation and the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program NJDEP/Air & Waste Management Association Regulatory Update Conference October 12, 2012 Ken Kloo, Director Site Remediation Program

2 SITE REMEDIATION PROGRAM Assistant Commissioner Division of Remediation Management Remediation Review Inspection and Review Field Operations North Field Operations South UHOT Remediation Oversight Case Management Remedial Action Permitting Brownfield Reuse Publicly Funded Response Site Management Environmental Measurements and Site Assessment Division of Enforcement, Technical, and Financial Support Enforcement and Information Support Case Assignment and Initial Notice Enforcement and Investigations Information Systems Hazardous Site Science Ground Water Pollution Abatement Environmental Evaluation and Risk Assessment Data Quality Dredging and Sediment Technology Community Relations Financial Services Fiscal Support and Contract Administration Fund Management Direct Billing and Cost Recovery 1

3 Site Remediation Reform Act May 7, 2012 Full implementation of LSRP program Final rules adopted 2

4 Reflect complete conversion to LSRP program Final rule included: Amendments to ARRCS, ISRA, UST rules to make consistent with LSRP process Complete overhaul of Technical Requirements Completed with upfront stakeholder input Coincides with conversion of all cases within SRP to LSRP process Final Rules 3

5 Technical Guidance: Round 1 Technical Guidance topics Attainment (Compliance) Clean Fill/Alternative Fill Conceptual Site Model Ecological Investigation Historic Fill Immediate Environmental Concern Linear Construction LNAPL Monitored Natural Attenuation PA/SI/RI Groundwater PA/SI/RI Soils Presumptive Remedies Receptor Evaluation Vapor Intrusion Analytical Methods * Technical Impracticability * * = Not completed 4

6 Technical Guidance: Round 2 Kick-off meeting held September 19 Six (6) topics chosen through stakeholder process for document development Committee members chosen Offsite source investigation Co-mingled ground water plumes Historic pesticide use Capping Performance monitoring of in-situ ground water remedial actions Evaluation of contaminated ground water discharge to surface water 5

7 Unregulated Heating Oil Tanks Aiming to propose Fall 2012 LSRP not required DEP issues NFA, LSRP does not issue RAO Significant changes: Do not need to analyze for TICs De minimis volume can remain without need for Deed Notice in limited circumstances Deed notice lite UHOT Rules 6

8 Stakeholder Input DEP recognizes the importance of continued stakeholder input to help ensure the success of the LSRP program Regulations Technical Guidances Training 7

9 Compliance Assistance Current emphasis on compliance assistance Identify responsible entity(ies) Someone needs to step up No one steps up, all go to Enforcement Someone steps up: discuss issues - attempt to bring into compliance Not permanent – offered during transition to LSRP program 8

10 Enforcement Will pursue enforcement actions against responsible entity(ies) for failure to: Retain LSRP Meet regulatory/mandatory time frames Meet requirements imposed by Direct Oversight AONOCAPAs already sent to responsible entity(ies) LSRPs may be referred to SRPL Board for disciplinary proceedings 9

11 LSRP Statistics: (as of October 1, 2012) Total number SRP cases=14,365 Total number active LSRP cases=9,491 Total number closed LSRP cases=1,174 Total number cases that still need to hire LSRP=2,344 Total number active UHOT cases=2,116 Total number closed UHOT cases=33,074 Total number active other SRP cases=2,758 10

12 Number RAOs filed=1,812 Number RAOs inspection/review completed=1,464 Number RAOs invalidated=0 Average total days DEP processing time=45.20 LSRP Statistics: (as of October 1, 2012) 11

13 LSRP Licensing Examinations 1st exam = May 14, took exam 218 passed (78 percent) List of permanent/temporary available through DEP and SRPL websites ( es?category=SRRA/) es?category=SRRA/ ( 2nd exam = September 24, took exam Results available soon 12

14 Two more exams scheduled November 15, 2012 January 17, 2013 (tentative) November Exam Full Credential Review applicants must submit applications by October 12, 2012 Limited Credential Review applicants must submit applications by October 19, 2012 Limited Credential Reviews are available only for individuals who possess a temporary LSRP license and/or individuals who are repeating the exam LSRP Licensing Examinations 13

15 LSRP Licensing Examinations January 2013 Exam Tentatively scheduled for January 17, 2013 Application schedule for January 2013 exam will be announced when January examination date finalized SRPL Board anticipates additional examinations will be given May and November 2013 ALL TEMPORARY LICENSES EXPIRE ON FEBRUARY 28,

16 HDSRF Current balance = approximately $30M A2395/S1246 revised HDSRF priorities Conditionally vetoed by Governor Accepts revised priorities Reduces awards to municipalities Eliminates grants for innovative technology and unrestricted/limited restricted remedies Funds remedial action workplan (RAW) preparation at 100% Brownfield Issues 15

17 Brownfield Development Areas No plans to designate new BDAs due to limited HDSRF funding Brownfield Issues 16

18 Department has amended all contracts to allow use of LSRPs on publicly funded remediations Implementation ongoing Immediate Environmental Concerns Case manager assigned for all IEC cases Publicly Funded Remediations 17

19 Contact Information Names and phone numbers of SRP staff by topic area are available at 18

20 Questions? 19

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