DEP partners with CIANJ in two-day workshop

“Focuses on state regulations for clean-up of contaminated sites”

The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) is partnering with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to present a two-day workshop on the latest regulations governing the clean-up of contaminated sites.

David Sweeney, the assistant commissioner of site remediation for the DEP, will kick-off the workshop in a special address on the first day, Tuesday, June 7. The second session is June 21.

More than 180 environmental consultants, attorneys and engineers registered to participate in the workshop, which was organized by the Environmental Business Council within the CIANJ. The association is based in Paramus and represents 900-member businesses across the state.

Many of the workshop participants are licensed site remediation professionals, also known as LSRPs. New Jersey created the LSRP program two years ago as an alternative way to clear the backlog of 20,000 toxic sites in need of remediation. There are more than 400 LSRPs operating in the state.

Participation in the workshop will fulfill the DEP’s basic training requirement for LSRP applicants. Continuing education credits will also be available for engineers and certified hazardous material managers.

Tracy Straka, chairwoman of the Environmental Business Council and executive vice president of Creamer Environmental, Inc., said the first day will address practical issues, such as technical requirements for remediation. The second session will include an overview of the guidance documents which accompany and support the DEP regulations on remediation.

WHO: NJ DEP and Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
WHAT: Two-day workshop: Understanding Site Remediation”
WHEN: Tuesday June 7 and Tuesday, June 21
WHERE: Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 (Lincoln Highway), Edison, NJ