NJDEP Changes Remediation Investigation Public Notification RequirementsDecember 26, 2018
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) announced amendments to the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (“ARRCS”). These amendments include an update regarding Notification and Public Outreach. Specifically, NJDEP will require public notification within 14 days of initial field activities for a remedial investigation. N.J.A.C. 7:26C-1.7. Formerly, the notification was required after commencement of remedial action activities. For any case where a remedial investigation was initiated prior to August 6, 2018, the public notification is now due. However, there is a grace period.