What is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP)?

A LSRP is an experienced environmental consultant licensed by the State of New Jersey to perform environmental remediation and guide a person responsible for conducting remediation through the remediation process. LSRPs act as a State of New Jersey certified specialists to oversee the remediation of contaminated sites. The state environmental regulatory agency, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), continues to inspect and review submissions, issue permits, and enforce compliance with timeframes.

In 2009, New Jersey created the LSRP program in the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) to increase the pace of remediation; reduce the threat of contamination to public health and safety, and the environment; and allow for the return of underutilized properties to productive use. Amendments to SRRA were signed into law in 2019. Since the beginning of the program, more than 18,000 projects have been issued Response Action Outcome (RAO) closure documents.

The LSRP program is one in which licensed environmental professionals are certified to guide and control the remediation of contaminated sites to completion with minimal or no NJDEP oversight.

Learn more about NJDEPs Site Remediation & Waste Management Program: https://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/

Benefits of using a LSRP

 

  • The remediation is likely to move more quickly because there is no waiting for DEP review and approval.
  • Predictable Annual Fees will replace traditional oversight costs.  (Note: Oversight costs for cases with Immediate Environmental Concerns will be direct billed.)
  • Allows more flexibility in the remediation schedule and approach, up to, and including case closure.
  • LSRPs are required to have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the remediation process.
  • LSRPs can approve the dispersal of remediation funding sources and financial assurance.

 

Why do you need a LSRP?

With few exceptions, anyone responsible for remediating a contaminated property is required to retain an LSRP.

The Site Remediation Reform Act requires, if you received a letter from NJDEPP, to begin the remediation of the property by completing some or all of the following steps:

  • Hire or retain a License Site Remediation Professional (LSRP)
  • Complete a Preliminary Assessment (PA) in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:26E 3.1
  • If contamination is believed to be onsite, conduct a Site Investigation (SI) and prepare a PA/SI report and form
  • Conduct an initial Receptor Evaluation
  • Comply with the Public Notification requirements in multiple languages if appropriate
  • Complete additional steps as required based on the findings of the above activities.

 

Click here to view NJDEP’s regulatory and mandatory timeframes for remediation.

Equity Environmental Engineering has a strong history of bringing contaminated properties into compliance with NJDEP mandatory timeframes as well as remediating properties and closing them out with NJDEP through a Response Action Outcome (RAO). The RAO document and associated forms when submitted, indicate that a site has been properly remediated to the applicable cleanup criteria including any required institutional/engineering controls and the remedy is protective of human health and the environment.

Do you need an LSRP? Do you have questions about the LSRP program or Site Remediation Reform Act? Call Peter Jaran at 973.527.7451 or

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