NJ Public Notification & Outreach

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:

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About Suzanne Shourds

"Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet." Carl Sagan
Suzanne studied Biology and Chemistry at Rowan University where she received her B.S. degree in 2001, before going on to earn her M.Ed. in Biology and Geography from Frostburg State University. She joined REPSG in 2006 where she works in the Risk Management Services Department. A resident of Collingswood, NJ, Suzanne is a board member for the Collingswood Junior Women’s Club, is a Co-Leader for a local Girl Scout Troop, and volunteers with Collingswood TV.