Response Action Outcome Requirements in Northern New Jersey

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When a site in New Jersey requires remediation, there is a set process established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Care Environmental Remediation Services (C.E.R.S.), a locally-owned service provider, has extensive experience in the remediation process. C.E.R.S. is certified by NJDEP as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and serves clients across Northern NJ, including those in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Sussex counties. We can manage each step of the remediation process required to issue a response action outcome.

Steps of the Site Remediation Process

The LSRP program was created in 2009 as part of the Site Remediation Reform Act, with the intention of making it easier for property and business owners to complete required remediation at contaminated sites. As an LSRP, C.E.R.S. performs remediation work and helps responsible parties to navigate the regulatory requirements outlined by NJDEP. The basic steps in a typical remediation process include:

Preliminary Assessment

Once C.E.R.S. is retained as an LSRP for a specific site, our first major project is to complete a Preliminary Assessment (PA). We collect available data about the site, including historic use, current operations, and the surrounding environment. We will review all existing information about contaminant leakage or spills. The PA informs the entire remediation process, so it’s critical that this report is detailed and thorough.

Site Investigation

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. The C.E.R.S. team has the capability to sample and monitor using groundwater-monitor wells, temporary well points, direct push technologies, and geotechnical soil borings.

Remedial Investigation

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 consideration.
C.E.R.S. will take into account the feasibility, cost, and effectiveness of the proposed solutions.

Remedial Action

A Remedial Action (RA) is often referred to in layman’s terms as the “site cleanup.” This means implementing the proposed remediation measures. Remediation services that C.E.R.S. may provide at this step include:

  • Excavation
  • In situ chemical treatment
  • Soil removal and disposal
  • Soil stabilization and site restoration
  • Compliance sampling and remediation verification

The C.E.R.S. team will work with all responsible parties to establish a timeline for any remediation work performed.

Response Action Outcome Issued

The last step in the remediation process is to issue a Response Action Outcome (RAO) document. This document proves that the site has been fully remediated by an LSRP, in keeping with all the regulations stipulated by NJDEP. The team at C.E.R.S. will handle the filing process to ensure that all required documentation is received by NJDEP.

As an experienced LSRP, C.E.R.S. is proud that our clients can rely on us to navigate the entire remediation process from start to finish.

Partner with the Professionals at C.E.R.S. Today

If you need to retain an LSRP, consider the knowledgeable team at C.E.R.S. We’re readily available to answer any questions you may have about the remediation process and the steps needed to obtain a response action outcome. We serve customers in Somerset, Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties, and other areas across Northern New Jersey. Contact us today for more information about our comprehensive services.