Site Remediation Basics
The Site Remediation Program (SRP) manages remediation activities for
NJDEP through various SRP bureaus. Remediation activities under NJDEP
oversight are conducted by responsible parties (RPs) or, absent a responsible
party, are publicly funded. RP sites include regulated underground storage
tanks, industrial sites governed under the ISRA legislation and individual
homeowner tank cases, among others. Superfund sites include both publicly
funded and RP cases, and are jointly managed by NJDEP and EPA.
More specific information on these activities, as well as current public
participation practices within SRP, can be found at:
The Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) institutes its commitment
to protect the public health and the environment through a series of laws;
regulations to direct implementation of those laws; and companion policies
and practices that further underscore that commitment; and to provide
public access to information.
The major laws and regulations that govern those activities include:
Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986
- Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 (Spill Act)
- Industrial Site Recovery Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1K-1 et seq. (ISRA)
- Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1 et seq.
Brownfields and Contaminated Site Remediation Act (BCSRA), P.L.
1997, c. 278.
- Underground Storage
Tank regulations N.J.A.C. 7:14B
- Procedures for
Remediation of Contaminated Sites, NJAC 7:26C
(Repealed on November 4, 2009. Replaced with the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS) Rules)
- Technical Requirements
for Site Remediation, N.J.A.C. 7:26E (Tech Regs)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
(CERCLA) of 1980, as amended
- National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP)
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