About Site Remediation Program's
Division Of Enforcement, Technical &
The Division of Enforcement, Technical and Financial
Support has been charged with providing consistent, reliable assistance
to the Program’s lead Division
of Remediation Management. All issues dealing with enforcement
actions, financial matters or hazardous site science are housed
in this Division. The specific functions and responsibilities
of the Enforcement and Information Support, Financial Services
and Hazardous Site Science Elements and the Bureaus within those
Elements are presented herein.
ENFORCEMENT & INFORMATION
This element is comprised of Bureau of Case Assignment & Initial
Notice, Bureau of Enforcement & Investigations, and Bureau of
Information Systems. The element is responsible for three main distinct
program functions with the program. These areas include overseeing
compliance and enforcement for all remediation activities, administrative
processing of document submissions for new and existing remediation
cases and management of the information technology necessary to
track case activity and support the web-based flow of information
While the nature of these functions vary, the coordination among
these activities within the element critical to the overall success
of the LSRP Program. The nature of these responsibilities directly
relate to the flow and processing of information upon which all
Site Remediation Programs rely. Having both the information technology
responsibilities along with case processing allows for the close
coordination of efforts to manage and implement transformation
and streamlining opportunities. In addition, since compliance
and enforcement activities are strongly linked to data quality,
managing both the volume of data and methods of data acquisition
within the same element provides an opportunity to identify data
concerns and implement corrective actions.
Bureau of Enforcement & Investigations
This bureau is responsible for ensuring compliance with all site
remediation laws including the Spill Compensation and Control,
the Site Remediation Reform Act, the Underground Storage of Hazardous
Substances Act and the Industrial Site Recovery Act and enforcing
against all parties that have an obligation to comply. The Site
Remediation Reform Act includes key requirements that parties
meet specific milestones related to investigating and remediating
known and suspected contaminated sites. These requirements include
hiring licensed site remediation professionals and meeting time
frames to insure timely remedial activities. Through a variety
of functions, the bureau tracks compliance for the Site Remediation
Other responsibilities include compliance assistance, DEP’s
New Jersey Environmental Management System (NJEMS), data corrections/updating,
preparing and issuing enforcement documents in response to site
remediation violations, negotiating and preparing settlement agreements
and providing support to the Division of Law for enforcing direct
oversight, cost recovery and natural resource damages (NRD) litigation,
bankruptcy proceedings involving contaminated sites and for hearings
held before the Office of Administrative Law. The bureau is also
responsible for identifying, locating and linking responsible
parties to contaminated sites via responsible party searches and
by requesting the collection of samples for unknown source investigations.
They manage the collection of Remediation Funding Sources (RFS)
and related certifications, surcharges, disbursements and pulling
RFS for state-controlled remedial actions. Also, the bureau is
pursuing the collection of outstanding oversight costs owed to
the Site Remediation Program.
For more information, please visit nj.gov/dep/srp/enforcement.
Bureau of Case Assignment & Initial
This bureau is comprised of several units responsible for the
processing of sites subject to site remediation obligations, the
data management of all related document submissions for those
sites and subsequent review and/or distribution to other key program
areas. All data and actions are data managed in NJEMS in accordance
with all SOPs and Procedures.
This work includes evaluating all site remediation related incidents
called into the Department’s Hotline and processing all
mail, reports, forms and checks received from Licensed Site Remediation
Professionals or responsible parties and related compliance assistance
activities. The bureau also processes and/or reviews submissions
made in compliance with the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA)
including General Information Submissions, de minimis quantity
exemptions and limited conveyances. For sites subject to the Underground
Storage of Hazardous Substances Act, they manage the UST Registration
and Billing functions, processes UST closures and issues permits
for UST installations and repairs. Reports related to Immediate
Environmental Concern and Unregulated Heating Oil Tank (UHOT)
cases are data entered and transferred for review.
Bureau of Information Systems
This bureau provides information technology support to the Site
Remediation Program by overseeing information planning, data access
and data sharing. This involves use of NJEMS, COMPASS and NJGeoWeb
system design and implementation in partnership with the Office
of Information Resources Management. In addition, they facilitates
data development through coordination of manual data entry, electronic
reporting by the regulated community and GIS data production.
The bureau is responsible for making available electronic and
hardcopy data products and documents to support the program and
in response to the state’s Open Public Records Act and the
Federal Freedom of Information Act. Additional responsibilities
include web design and development for Site Remediation Program’s
web pages and DEP’s Stakeholder web page, purchasing for
Site Remediation Program, graphic unit support and map productions.
HAZARDOUS SITE SCIENCE ELEMENT
This element is comprised of the Bureau of Environmental Evaluation
& Risk Assessment, Bureau of Ground Water Pollution Abatement,
Office of Data Quality, Office of Dredging & Sediment Technology,
and Office of Community Relations. The element provides clear
and consistent technical and regulatory assistance on contaminated
site remedial issues to lead units within SRP, other units within
DEP, the regulated community, and Licensed Site Remediation Professionals.
Assistance includes development of regulations, guidance documents,
policies and strategies for the program including the LSRP program.
Bureau of Environmental Evaluation &
The bureau provides technical support on traditional oversight
cases (CERCLA, RCRA, DoD), Immediate Environmental Concern (IEC)
cases , publicly funded cases, and direct Department oversight
cases. This bureau also provides support to SRP reviewers/inspectors
in areas such as ecological assessment, alternative remediation
standards, natural background determinations, and vapor intrusion
issues. They also provide Technical Consultations with LSRPs.
This bureau also participates in regulation and guidance document
development, training, and various technical workgroups such as
BTAG, ITRC, Standards Consistency as well as assistance to the
NJDEP Science Advisory Board. They also provide technical support
to special high profile cases such as the Passaic River Initiative
and Hudson County Chromium cases.
Bureau of Ground Water Pollution Abatement
This Bureau provides geological support on traditional oversight
cases (CERCLA, RCRA, DoD), IECs, publicly funded cases, and direct
Department oversight cases. They also provide geological support
to SRP reviewers/inspectors in areas such as ground water modeling,
hydrogeology in complex bedrock areas, establishment of CEAs,
and assessment of ground water remediation technologies.
This bureau participates in regulation and guidance document
development, training as well as provides geological support to
LSRPs through the Technical Consultation process and approves
NJDEP DGW permit by rule applications.
Office of Data Quality
This office conducts data validation of analytical results associated
with potable water samples, vapor intrusion samples, and other
samples associated with IECs or other high risk sites. They define,
coordinate and implement the program's quality system activities
as they pertain to the DEP's Quality Management Plan, provide
QA/QC support on traditional oversight cases as well as to SRP
reviewers/inspectors. This group also participates in regulation
and guidance document development, and training.
Office of Dredging and Sediment Technology
This office conducts review and permitting of all coastal dredging
projects and dredged material management facilities, as well as
oversees the dredged material management program in the state
with the emphasis of beneficial use of the material in a manner
that is protective of human health and the environment. This office
is also responsible for the review and approval of all land use
permits submitted to the DEP that are associated with the remediation
of contaminated sites and landfills.
Office of Community Relations
This office performs outreach and information sharing, including
public information bulletins, public meetings, and on-site assistance
with field work related to IECs for potable well and vapor intrusion
cases and re-evaluation cases. They organize and participate in
public and stakeholder meetings, training, workshops and conferences
to encourage understanding and involvement in site remediation issues.
This office also provides guidance, support and information relating
to new rules and legislation, conducts required public notification
activities for publicly funded site remediation projects and reviews
submittals for compliance with public notification requirements
for responsible party cleanups.
This office also responsible for the management of the Technical
Assistance Grant Program, internal staff and external training
efforts, SRP referrals, the SRP General Questions telephone line
and responds to the all SRP Ask DEP inquiries. For more information,
please visit nj.gov/dep/srp/community.
& FINANCIAL SERVICES ELEMENT
This element is comprised of the Direct Billing & Cost Recovery
Section, Fund Management Section, and the Fiscal Support &
Contract Administration Section. The element provides fiscal,
procurement and contract administration support to the program.
For more information, please visit nj.gov/dep/srp/finance.
Direct Billing & Cost Recovery Section
This section is responsible for billing and collection of remedial
oversight costs and Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSPR)
Program annual remediation fees, as well as recovery of funds
spent by State remediation contractors for work overseen by the
Publicly Funded Cleanup program. For more information, please
Fund Management Section
This section is responsible for administration of the Petroleum
Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade & Closure Fund
(UST Fund), a grant and loan program for leaking underground
storage tanks, as well as the Spill
Compensation & Control Fund (Spill Fund) Claims program,
an environmental damage claims program.
Fiscal Support & Contract Administration
This section is responsible for all SRP fiscal support including
budget preparation, funding establishment, general program procurement,
State contractor invoice review and payment, as well as contract
administration for all remediation contracts utilized by the Publicly
Funded Cleanup program.
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