In an effort to maintain early, two-way communication with residents, business owners, and local officials about Site remediation activities that could potentially affect them, the NJDEP has adopted amendments to the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (N.J.A.C. 7:26E).
The NJDEP recognizes that an effective outreach and notification program helps to create a forum in which information may be shared, and community concerns addressed early on in the remediation process. This early level of communication can translate to a savings of both time and money, and help to build community support.
To help establish this community forum, the Department is requiring that any person responsible for conducting a remediation of a contaminated Site perform public notification and outreach at the onset of a remedial investigation phase.
The NJDEP has compiled a list of FAQs, and also developed the guidance to help responsible remediation parties comply with the new amendments: