Environmental Investigations in Northern New Jersey

Environmental Site Investigation

Care Environmental Remediation Services (C.E.R.S.) provides environmental site assessments and investigations as part of our comprehensive environmental remediation services. As a locally-owned and operated company, we’ve completed thousands of remediation projects for clients across Somerset County, Morris County, Warren County, Sussex County, and the surrounding areas of Northern NJ. We excel at combining technical and regulatory expertise with friendly, accessible customer service that helps our clients understand remediation requirements and processes with ease.

Site Remediation Steps and Regulations

Site remediation in New Jersey is regulated by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Our team is well-versed in the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (TRSR), the portion of NJ’s administrative code that dictates how the remediation process works at contaminated sites.

C.E.R.S. is also certified as a Licensed Remediation Site Professional (LSRP) through the NJDEP Site Remediation Program (SRP). The LSRP program expands the capacity of the state’s remediation efforts by removing the need for NJDEP to provide direct oversight of all site cleanups. LSRPs are regulated by a governing board set up by NJDEP and must adhere to strict guidelines to protect the environment and public health. In compliance with the TRSR, we offer preliminary assessments, site investigations, and remedial investigations in locations with known or suspected contamination.

Preliminary Assessments

The preliminary assessment (PA) is an initial study performed to collect available data about the site, including historic use, current operations, and the surrounding environment. C.E.R.S. will analyze property records, visit the location, and review all existing information about potential contaminant leakages or spills. The PA informs the entire remediation process, so this report must be detailed and thorough.

Site Investigations

C.E.R.S. will also conduct a site investigation (SI). The SI consists of collecting and sampling site material, such as soil, bedrock, and groundwater. The goal of the SI is to determine if contaminants exist at a site or the surrounding area at a high enough level that a remediation process is required. Our team has the capability to sample and monitor using groundwater monitor wells, temporary well points, direct push technologies, and geotechnical soil borings.

Remedial Investigations

Once the SI is complete, C.E.R.S. can perform a remedial investigation (RI), which determines the type and scope of contamination at the site. The RI outlines the best methods for remediating the contamination while taking public health and environmental safety into account. Our team of professionals will factor in the feasibility, cost, and effectiveness of proposed solutions.

These steps in the remediation process are typically followed by remedial action (RA), more commonly known as site cleanup. Once the site cleanup is finished, the last step in the process is to issue a Response Action Outcome (RAO) document proving that remediation is complete and the site is fully in compliance with NJDEP regulations.

Learn More about Environmental Investigations from C.E.R.S.

If you need assistance navigating the remediation process, C.E.R.S. is here to help. We have wide-ranging expertise working with clients on environmental site assessments, investigations, and other related services. C.E.R.S. serves residential and commercial clients in Somerset, Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties and beyond. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.