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Traditional Oversight

The Department conducts Traditional Oversight on a select group of sites including Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites, also commonly known as Superfund Sites; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Government Performance and Results Act 2020 sites; and Federal Facilities. Under Traditional Oversight the Department reviews and approves remediation documents throughout the remedial process.


Forms related to Site Remediation Reform Act.

Direct Oversight

The Department is authorized under certain conditions in the Site Remediation Reform Act to undertake Direct Oversight of a portion of a site, condition or an entire site remediation. The Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites, N.J.A.C. 7:26C -14, provides the specific compulsory triggers for Direct Oversight as well as discretionary triggers and criteria the Department will evaluate when considering Direct Oversight. Under Direct Oversight, additional state requirements include the establishment of a Remediation Trust Fund, and the submission of a feasibility study and a site specific public participation plan. The Department directs the remediation, selects the remedial action(s) for the site and provides pre-approval of all fund disbursements from the Remediation Trust Fund.


For more information, contact:

Joe Nowack