New Jersey Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA): New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 58:10C-1 et seq.

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Remediation of contaminated sites rules: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26C-1.1 to 7:26C-13.5

New Jersey Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF): NJSA 58:10B-6.1 Natural Resources Damage Liability: NJSA 58:10-23.11g(d)(4)

Brownfields Task Force: NJSA 58:10B-23

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Site Remediation Program (SRP)

DEP Brownfield Remediation and Reuse Element (BRRE)

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey's brownfields programs have been modeled after and built on the federal brownfields program. For additional guidance, see the national section BROWNFIELDS.

All remediation cases subject to Section 30 of the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) must be performed by a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does not provide direct oversight over remediation properties.

The New Jersey Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) was created to provide financial assistance to persons, other than government entities, for remediation of property located in a qualifying municipality.

The state has also established the Environmental Equity Program (EEP), which provides grants to urban municipalities that wish to acquire and remediate contaminated properties, returning them to productive use, and the Brownfield Development Area Initiative (BDA), ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
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