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Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report

 

Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report

Pursuant to the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS, N.J.A.C. 7:26C), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is to prepare each year an "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report."

The report is to include the information contained in the annual budget submission to the Department of the Treasury, the numbers of contaminated areas of concern and of contaminated media, the base contaminated area of concern fee, the contaminated area of concern fee for each of the four categories, and the contaminated media fee that shall be due and payable. Additionally, the report is to include the factors used to calculate the remedial action permit fee for each remedial action permit activity, as well as the annual remedial action permit fee for each type of Remedial Action Permit. A notice is to be published in the New Jersey Register that includes a summary of the report and its Site Remediation Reform Act Program budget, and the Department is also required to post the report on its website.

The notice regarding the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" was published in the Monday, June 17, 2019 New Jersey Register. The report is available here.

Implementation of the new fees will be as follows:

  • For Annual Remediation Fees, if the invoice sent by the Department is dated:

    • On or before June 30, 2019, the Annual Remediation Fees listed in the June 19, 2018 version of the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply
    • On or after July 1, 2019, the Annual Remediation Fees described in the June 17, 2019 version of the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply
  • For Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees, if the invoice sent by the Department is dated:

    • On or before June 30, 2019, the Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees listed in the June 19, 2018 version of the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply
    • On or after July 1, 2019, the Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees described in the June 17, 2019 version of the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply
  • For the Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees, if the permit activity (application, modification, transfer, termination) is administratively complete and is post-marked:

    • On or before June 30, 2019, the Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees listed in the June 19, 2018 version of the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply
    • On or after July 1, 2019, the Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees described in the June 17, 2019 version of the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply

Comparison of Fiscal Year 2019 Fees with Fiscal Year 2020 Fees

Annual Remediation Fees

Comparison of FY 2019 and FY 2020 Annual Remediation Fees
Category FY 2019 Fee FY 2020 Fee Difference in Fee Between FY 2019 and FY 2020
1 $890 $875 ($15)
2 $1,780 $1,750 ($30)
3 $9,790 $9,625 ($165)
4 $19,580 $19,250 ($330)
Contaminated media $1,540 $1,510 ($30)

Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees

Comparison of FY 2019 and FY 2020 Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees
Remedial Action Permit Activity FY 2019 Fee FY 2020 Fee Difference in Fee Between FY 2019 and FY 2020
Soil Remedial Action Permits
Remedial Action Permit Application $1,840 $1,650 ($190)
Remedial Action Permit Modification $1,220 $660 ($560)
Remedial Action Permit Transfer $815 $770 ($45)
Remedial Action Permit Termination $1,840 $770 ($1,070)
Ground Water - Natural Attenuation Remedial Action Permits
Remedial Action Permit Application $2,100 $990 ($1,110)
Remedial Action Permit Modification $1,840 $770 ($1,070)
Remedial Action Permit Transfer $815 $770 ($45)
Remedial Action Permit Termination $1,880 $550 ($1,330)
Ground Water - Active System Remedial Action Permits
Remedial Action Permit Application $3,055 $550 ($2,505)
Remedial Action Permit Modification $2,445 $990 ($1,455)
Remedial Action Permit Transfer $925 $770 ($155)
Remedial Action Permit Termination $2,415 $550 ($1,865)

Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees

Comparison of FY 2019 and FY 2020 Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees
Type of Permit FY 2019 Fee FY 2020 Fee Difference in Fee Between FY 2019 and FY 2020
Soil Remedial Action Permit
With deed notice without engineering controls $400 $550 $150
With deed notice with engineering controls $400 $550 $150
Ground Water Remedial Action Permit
Natural Attenuation remedial action $400 $880 $480
Any other ground water remedial action $400 $880 $480