Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 58:10-23
Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA): NJSA 59:10C-1 et seq.
Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), NJSA 13:1K and regulations at New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26B
Overview: NJSA 58:10-23, NJSA 58:10B-1.3, and NJSA 59-10C-1 et seq.
Spill Compensation Fund: NJAC 7:1J
Property transfer and closure: NJSA 13:1K-9
Contaminated sites disclosure: NJSA 46:3C1
Remediation standards: NJAC 7:26C and NJAC 7:26E
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Site Remediation Program Bureau of Community Relations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey has its own site remediation program for the cleanup of contaminated sites in the state. The state's program is very similar to the federal Superfund program, and it includes a funding mechanism. Superfund is also closely related to the state's property transfer law. See the national section SUPERFUND for more information on the federal program.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP administers and enforces the state site remediation rules in New Jersey. EPA administers and enforces the federal Superfund rules in the state. Qualified licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs) oversee the day-to-day management of site remediation.
NJSA 58:10-23, NJSA 58:10B-1.3, and NJSA 59-10C-1 et seq.
DEP regulates the cleanup of contaminated sites through the Spill Compensation and Control Act and the Site Remediation ...