Governor Murphy Signs Site Remediation Reform Act Changes


Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill, known as “SRRA 2.0” that helps to clarify some parts of the Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”) and provides some needed revisions. SRRA was signed into law on May 7, 2009 and it completely changed the way contaminated sites are handled in New Jersey. SRRA took specific oversight of investigations and remediation from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”), allowing responsible parties to retain private, Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (“LSRPs”) to investigate and oversee the remediation of the sites pursuant to the Tech Regs. Ten years after its implementation, with input from professionals and other stakeholders, the Legislature has amended SRRA. SRRA 2.0 makes changes to the financial assurance requirements. In addition, there are changes to the notice requirements and a mechanism for responding to questions from the public regarding the status of the remediation of a site. SRRA 2.0 also provides more detail and clarification regarding the role and responsibilities of an LSRP versus a non-LSRP who is handling a clean-up.  SRRA 2.0 includes more specifics and modifies the provisions for direct oversight by NJDEP.

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